Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Brighstone

Overview

The Tennyson and St Boniface Downs offer some great mountain bike trails. Don't miss the amazing woodlands at Parkhurst, Brighstone and Boldner - there's plenty of chances to pack in some trail blazing!

What makes it special

  • Trail blazing

Hostels nearby

Mountain biking in Brighstone

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Map references

Lat/Lng: 50.64452, -1.3996166

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Walking

Walking and Rambling in Brighstone

The Tennyson Downs walk is an amazing walk with great views across the entire island. Watch out for the rare butterfly resident to the Isle of Wight “the Glanville Fritillary”.

Aerial view of the Isle of Wight Pearl

Isle of Wight Pearl

Isle of Wight Pearl is not only home to an unmissable collection of pearl jewellery – but there are spectacular cliff-top views over the English Channel, a butterfly meadow, and a café where you can e

Dinosaur Farm

Dinosaur Farm

3 miles Good, old-fashioned hands on museum. Activities include 3D dinosaur jigsaws, a fossil sandpit and dinosaur rubbings. Visit the website  

Carisbrooke Castle

Carisbrooke Castle

A wonderfully preserved castle, known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. Don't miss the wonderful Princess Beatrice Garden. There are also regular tournaments and jousts, as w

theme park

Blackgang Chine Theme Park

Blackgang Chine is an eccentric mix of exciting rides, goblins and fairies, dinosaurs and nursery rhyme characters designed to appeal to the child in all of us.  

cycling

Cycling in Brighstone

Cycle around the whole island in a day on the Round the Island cycle route. The route is clearly marked and will give you plenty of time to enjoy the stunning scenery that the island has to offer.

Godshill village

Godshill village

9 miles A pretty and popular old village with thatched cottages tea-gardens galore. There's also a model village, a small toy museum and Cider Barn. Visit the website  

Yarmouth Harbour

Yarmouth Harbour

3 miles A lovely seaside harbour, great for boat watching and all things nautical, with cafes and restaurants to while away the day. Visit the website  

Headon Warren at sunset, near Totland

Cycling in Totland

There are plenty of good cycle routes marked on the island. Cycle around the island in a day or two or even three or four.

Walking a dog along a coastal path

Walking and Rambling in Totland

The hostel is surrounded by National Trust land and footpaths galore. Footpaths go north to Yarmouth, south to Lord Alfred Tennyson's Monument on the Tennyson Trail, east to Freshwater Bay and west

Watersports

Watersports in Totland

Totland Bay and Freshwater Bay provide surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and coasteering. Colwell Bay is great for kite surfing and at Compton Bay you can go surfing.

Yarmouth, near Totland Bay Beach

Totland Bay beach

Great for anyone who enjoys a quiet relaxing time on the beach or wants an easy walk along the promenade to Colwell Bay. Visit the website

Fort Victoria Country Park

Fort Victoria Country Park

One of the best vantage points for watching boats, the park has an aquarium & a reptilarium, history of the Sea museum, model railway, and observatory & planetarium. Visit the Fort's&n

The Needles

The Needles

You can't go to the Isle of Wight and not see the iconic Needles - a series of chalk stacks which protrude into the sea.  At the top of the cliff, on the headland, is the Old Battery and New Batt

Alum Bay & the Needles

Alum Bay & the Needles

This iconic British landmark – The Needles Rocks & Lighthouse are next to Alum Bay with its coloured sands in the cliffs. More details from The Needles website.