Brading to Bembridge Down and back the easy way

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There is lots of varied interest to this walk. It starts at Brading railway station and soon leaves the town, initially for a level walk across the causeway. Get your binoculars at the ready for lots of bird life. In the winter thousands of starlings roost here and arrive in squadrons for their evening murmuration near sunset. This is visible from the causeway although a bit late to be setting off for this walk. Another amazing avian sight might be ravens, peregrine falcons or even a white-tailed eagle, so scan the skies occasionally. There is a re-introduction programme on the island.
A few longhorn cattle can often be seen grazing on the climb up. There is a fence to separate you from these impressive beasts.
The journey up (and back) avoids any vehicles apart from a few metres of road crossings, so enjoy that fresh air.
As you climb and the glorious vista opens up, most of the views are south and west out over the sea or towards and beyond Sandown Bay. At the top the Solent, the mainland south coast and north Wight jump into view. Refreshment may be available at the top. Check the website in 'Additional Information' before setting off if you are relying on it.
Spend a while at the top watching activity at the airport.
If you decide to continue past the Yarborough monument down the road, east towards the sea there are still some remnants of the gun emplacements to be seen.
Whilst the tops can sometimes be an anticlimax, not so today; the walk down is superb as the cliffs and sea views merge into open flat countryside, eventually meeting the River Yar which escorts you back to the station.

England - South England - Isle of Wight - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland

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