Walks & Rides

Walking & Cycling- Free Maps

walking_festivalThe Island is a Mecca for walkers and cyclists , with over 520 miles of footpaths, bridleways, cycle tracks and byways. From town heritage trails to the coastal path, there is something for all abilities and tastes. There are numerous walking guides and maps available, including a number produced by us. In May each year the Island hosts the country’s largest walking festival, with hundreds of guide-led walks, including a large number of special interest walks.  In September you can enjoy the annual Cycling Festival with lots of guided rides and cycling activity. To download our free walk leaflets click on the links below:

The Food Trail
Yar River Trail – Developing River
The Mill Trail
Cowes Boat Trail
West Wight Heathland Trails
Best by Bus

A range of free online and downloadable cycling maps are available on our Red Squirrel Trail website.

Other people’s publications

The Histree Trails

Walking and Cycling Festivals

Many of the leaders of the Annual Walking Festival support Isle of Wight Wildlife by collecting money for Gift to Nature. For more details of the festival click here

The annual Cycling Festival supports Gift to Nature through promotion in their events booklet and donations collected by ride leaders. For more details click here