Freemantle Gate near Wroxall

Wroxall to Merstone

Wroxall to Godshill

This route is best suited for mountain bikes as a lot of it is over fields and rocky paths. In wet weather or if you are using a road bike an alternative route would be to follow Redhill Lane.

The section from Wroxall to Feemantle is part of the Worsley Trail, a 13 mile walking trail from Shanklin to Mottistone. The path takes you close to Appuldurcombe House, an 18th century stately home that fell into ruin but which has now been partly restored. It is a fairly steep climb across a field to Freemantle Gate, then a descent on a narrow and muddy rocky path before meeting a quiet road.

The end of the section is where the route crosses the A3020. Godshill is just a couple of hundred metres along the road from here.

Godshill to East Lane

This section follows the route of the Stenbury Trail, a walking route from Newport to Ventnor. It goes from just outside Godshill to join with the main Newport to Sandown cycle route, just after Merstone.

After passing through Moor Farm the route crosses open fields. This section can get very wet and muddy and is best suited to mountain bikes.

The route crosses the River Yar before joining East Lane. This is a quiet back road and after about 600m a path off to the left leads down to the Newport to Sandown cycle path.

Distance: 6km (3.73mi)

Time: 21 – 35 minutes

Elevation: hill between Wroxall and Godshill – up 23m (75ft) / down 68m (223ft) in Wroxall to Godshill direction

Terrain: off-road across fields, and then a rocky track that can get very muddy in wet weather. Suitable for mountain bikes only.