Carisbrooke Castle & Brighstone Forest
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Distance - 18 km / 11 miles, Grade - Moderate
Type of Route - Bridleways and country roads
The ride starts a short distance from Newport close to the impressive stone ramparts of Carisbrooke Castle and soon finds the high ridge of the Tennyson Trail. Splendid panoramic views are a feature of the route as is the quiet seclusion of Brighstone Forest. A sense of adventure is always present over some quite rough terrain. There are a number of alternatives along the way allowing the possibility of taking shorter or longer variations. You'll need to take refreshments with you since there are no pubs on the route.
|Reproduced by kind permission of Ian Williams. "Cycling Wight" and "Cycling Wight 2" include detailed descriptions of this and many other routes along with a route map, places of interest near the route, descriptions of wildlife, places of special historic interest, pubs, tea shops and inns along the way.
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