IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT SOME OF THE ROUTES IN THIS AREA ARE
ON CLIFFS. PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN WALKING HERE AND KEEP AWAY FROM THE
EDGE AS IT CAN BE UNSTABLE AND IT IS A VERY LONG WAY DOWN TO THE SHORE.
EVEN WHEN NOT IN FARMLAND IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT DOGS BE KEPT ON LEADS,
AS THEY HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO CHASE RABBITS OVER THE EDGE. CHILDREN SHOULD
ALSO BE WELL SUPERVISED.
IT IS ALSO ADVISED THAT YOU KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM THE BASE OF THE
CLIFFS AS ROCK FALLS ARE COMMON, ALSO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE TIDE AS
IT IS EASY TO GET CUT OFF. ENJOY THE COAST BY EXERCISING COMMON SENSE.
Probably the Island’s most dramatic walk, covering some the UK’s
most unique landscapes and a ‘must do’ (even in just a
small section) during a visit to the Isle of Wight. At one end the
Needles and the surrounding chalk cliffs provide a haven for nesting
seabirds, the path then dips and rises from the seashore to 200m headlands
providing a range of unique habitats with a diverse range of bird and
other wildlife. Key locations on the trail include Compton Chine (the
locally known ‘fields’ end with its rickety steps supports
unique flora & fauna), Whale Chine, Blackgang Chine and the Landslip
at Niton. Be cautious as this stretch of coastline is very dynamic
and during the winter months can change from day to day.