|19 km/12 mi
|359 m/1178 ft||Difficult|
|Train/Bus/Car||Brading Train Station - £1.50 per day||Bembridge|
1. Brading Train Station to Culver Down
2. Culver Down to Bembridge
Go through the gate and straight past the monument and continue following the signs for the Coastal Path. Care is required here as the path has been moved - just follow the signs for the Coastal Path. The path is not as well signposted as it should be. Continue diagonally right and downhill towards the sea.
When you reach the second small wooden post with the Coastal Path sign on - continue downhill to the right.
Follow the Coastal Path until you reach the Crab & Lobster
The official Coastal Path leaves the coast here, and rejoins the coast at the Lifeboat Station.We continue down the steps to the sea wall, where we go left.
You should now be on the sea wall, not the official Coastal Path. Depending on the tide, the next two kilometre section will be mainly on stones, or sand, and portions of sea wall. Either way, stick strictly to the coast line. If it's high tide, it will be harder going as you will be walking on stones mainly.
At at break in woods after two kilometres, you meet some beach huts. Take a left here to join Ducie Avenue, an unmade road.
After a 100 metres, take the BB33 on the right hand side (easily missed), to meet the road at Bembridge Harbour
Cross the road towards the Pilot Boat Inn, and the toilets on the right.
3. Bembridge to Brading
Follow the Bembridge Trail. Keep going along the road till it turns into a footpath, which then climbs upwards towards the High Street.
At the road, turn right, and head towards Bembridge Windmill. There is no pavement on the last section - take care.
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Start at Brading Train Station continuing with a climb to Brading down, you then drop down to cross Brading Marsh, followed by a climb up Culver Down. We then follow the Coastal Path to Bembridge where we continue on the beach to Bembridge Harbour. (tide permitting)
From the harbour you make our way to Bembridge Mill.
After the mill you Cross Brading Marshes to return to our start at Brading Station.
It can be muddy in sections in the winter.
When the tide is in, the beach section is stony under foot - boots are advised.
Brading Train Station
£1.50 per day
Sat Nav: PO36 0DY
OSGB: SZ 609 869
As the route starts at Brading Station, the train would be ideal. If you are coming by Bus, you need to alight at Brading: 'Bullring' and follow the signs to the train station, which is down Station Road.