Yachts, Marsh, Forest & Town

16 km/10 mi
230 m/755 ft Easy
Red Jet Various Sites Newport/Gurnard

Route Description

This route is best followed using ViewRanger

Route Overview

This will be the only linear route on this site. With buses as regular as every 15 minutes between Newport, and Cowes, it would be a shame not to start at Cowes, as the town is worth a visit.

The walk has an urban element to it, as you walk through the main thoroughfares in both Cowes, and Newport. There's still plenty of off-road sections, combining marshland, and the Isle of Wight's largest woodland area: Parkhurst Forest.

The route starts at the Red Funnel, Red Jet terminal in Cowes (West Cowes), and ends at the Bus Station in Newport. From Newport, you catch the the No. 1 bus back to Cowes.

Starting in the centre of Cowes, you follow the sea wall to Gurnard.

After Gurnard, you go off road towards Thorness Bay on the Coastal Path.

After Thorness, you turn into Parkhurst Forest, where you make your way into Newport. You then return by No 1 bus to our start point in Cowes. The bus service is every 15 minutes during the day.


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If you're coming by car, there's Plenty of parking in the town

Public Transport

The route starts at the Red Jet terminal in Cowes, and ends at the Bus Station in Newport. The Bus service that returns you to the ferry terminal is the Southern Vectis No: 1 Service.


There no viable escape routes.