Shalfleet & Mottistone Down
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Distance - 15 km / 9.5 miles, Grade - Moderate
Type of Route - Bridleways and country roads
Beginning close to sea level and estuary, the route climbs through undulating countryside to reach the high chalkland of Mottistone Down. Superb coastal views across the Island, an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife are particular features of 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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Maps are available for cycle routes and trails from the local tourist information offices.