Isle of Wight Cycle Route 2

11 Mile Easy/Moderate Isle of Wight Cycle Ride

Freshwater → Yarmouth → Wellow → Chessell → Nr Brook → Freshwater

Marked route taking in two lovely stretches of countryside and attractive rural and seaside villages on the west of the Isle of Wight.

The ride starts in Freshwater, goes along the cycle path to Yarmouth, across to Wellow and Chessell by road and then across the Tennyson Trail back to Freshwater. Jump to Cycle Ride Detailed Directions »

Start Point

The route starts at Freshwater Bay where there is a large council run car park. Free road side parking is available at other locations along the route. Freshwater Bay also has an excellent local shop located a hundred yards or so up towards Alum Bay and here you can buy provisions for the journey.

1. Leave Freshwater Bay along the road to Yarmouth (Afton Rd) and cycle till you see a garden centre on your right. Just before the garden centre is the start of the cycle track which you turn right onto.

2. Follow the cycle track till you come to a junction with a bridge on your left. Cross straight over the road and cycle along the track while keeping the estuary on your left.

3. The cycle path takes you all the way to the edge of Yarmouth where you can stop if you wish (see gold box below).

Yarmouth is a pretty seaside town with plenty of small shops and places to eat. There is a historic castle and a pier which are both worth getting off the bike to have a look at.

4. Back on the cycle path continue along the track till you reach Thorley Rd. Turn right onto Thorley Rd and continue past a farm before turning left onto Thorley St (marked with signs to Wellow).

5. In Wellow turn right onto Wellow Top Rd and follow it till there is a junction with Main Rd. Follow Main Rd for a few meters before turning right onto Dodpits Rd.

6. At the junction with the main Freshwater to Newport road cross straight over and continue along Brook Rd and then left onto the B3399.

7. Climb up the hill road till you get close to the top. Here there is a gravel road to the right marked 'Tennyson Trail'.

8. Follow the Tennyson Trail till you reach the golf course in Freshwater. Continue past the club house and left at the junction to meet the main road. Turn right and follow the road back into Freshwater Bay.

End Point

Back at Freshwater Bay where there is a teashop and lifeboat charity shop from where you can buy ice creams. Freshwater Bay is also popular with swimmers so you might like a refreshing swim.

Isle of Wight Cycle Friendly Cottages En Route

Freshwater, Isle of Wight Cottages
4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Little Halt Cottage

Isle of Wight » West » Freshwater

£895.00 - £2495.00

Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms; Children welcome
This picturesque thatched cottage is very attractively situated, in peaceful surroundings overlooking Pound Green, on the outskirts of Freshwater. It is within a 15 minute walk of Freshwater Bay and Totland Bay. The sandy cove of Colwell is also nearby. The centre of Freshwater is five minutes walk away. Here there are a small number of shops, a public house for meals and a leisure club with indoor swimming pool.

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Little Halt CottageFreshwater, Isle of Wight
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Little Halt Cottage

Freshwater Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Tennysons View

Isle of Wight » West » Freshwater

£289.00 - £599.00

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom plus a baby under 12 months
Tennyson's View stands within a 2 minute walk of the beach at Freshwater Bay in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lovely views of Tennyson Down from the property which has accommodation which is all on one level. Private balcony and communal gardens. Wonderful walking and cycling area close to coastal path and downland walks with spectacular views. Public House, tea shop and 10 hole golf course within 5 minutes walk.

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Tennysons ViewFreshwater, Isle of Wight
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Tennysons View

Freshwater Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Milton Stables

Isle of Wight » West » Freshwater

£305.00 - £925.00

New Cottage; Sleeps 4 + child up to 18 months in 2 bedrooms
Milton Stables is situated on the south west side of the Isle of Wight within a 5 minute walk of Freshwater Bay, Tennyson Down and the coastal path which is particularly dramatic on its route westwards to The Needles. It is a detached property which has been converted from original stables - renovated with care to provide spacious, light and comfortable accommodation for 4 people with a large plan open plan living room with doors opening onto the courtyard garden; a fitted kitchen, and wet room. There is a ground floor twin room and upstairs there is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small sitting room. The cottage has an enclosed courtyard which is fenced and gated.

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Milton StablesFreshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
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Milton Stables

Freshwater Isle of Wight

3 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Moonfleet

Isle of Wight » West » Freshwater

£305.00 - £659.00

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; Not suitable for children
This charming cottage is beautifully sited on the cliff top above Freshwater Bay in ‘An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. There are wonderful sea views of the bay and South coast from the cottage and garden as well as fine views of Tennyson Down. Visitors can walk down for a swim, in Freshwater Bay, in less than 5 minutes.

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MoonfleetFreshwater, Isle of Wight
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Moonfleet

Freshwater Isle of Wight

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight Cottages
4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Well Cottage

Isle of Wight » West » Yarmouth

£0.00 - £0.00

New Cottage; Sleeps 9 in 5 bedrooms
Lovely thatched, stone cottage, on the west side of the Isle of Wight within a 10 minute walk of the sea and within a very short drive of Yarmouth and the bays of Colwell and Totland. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard to provide very comfortable accommodation for 9 people in 5 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms. Two separate sitting room areas and delightful fitted kitchen. Sunny garden and parking for 3/4 cars. Wonderful walks along the coastal path and nearby Tennyson Down.

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Well CottageYarmouth, Isle of Wight
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Well Cottage

Yarmouth Isle of Wight

Freshwater, Isle of Wight Cottages
4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Little Halt Cottage

Isle of Wight » West » Freshwater

£895.00 - £2495.00

Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms; Children welcome
This picturesque thatched cottage is very attractively situated, in peaceful surroundings overlooking Pound Green, on the outskirts of Freshwater. It is within a 15 minute walk of Freshwater Bay and Totland Bay. The sandy cove of Colwell is also nearby. The centre of Freshwater is five minutes walk away. Here there are a small number of shops, a public house for meals and a leisure club with indoor swimming pool.

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Little Halt CottageFreshwater, Isle of Wight
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Little Halt Cottage

Freshwater Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Tennysons View

Isle of Wight » West » Freshwater

£289.00 - £599.00

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom plus a baby under 12 months
Tennyson's View stands within a 2 minute walk of the beach at Freshwater Bay in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lovely views of Tennyson Down from the property which has accommodation which is all on one level. Private balcony and communal gardens. Wonderful walking and cycling area close to coastal path and downland walks with spectacular views. Public House, tea shop and 10 hole golf course within 5 minutes walk.

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Tennysons ViewFreshwater, Isle of Wight
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Tennysons View

Freshwater Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Milton Stables

Isle of Wight » West » Freshwater

£305.00 - £925.00

New Cottage; Sleeps 4 + child up to 18 months in 2 bedrooms
Milton Stables is situated on the south west side of the Isle of Wight within a 5 minute walk of Freshwater Bay, Tennyson Down and the coastal path which is particularly dramatic on its route westwards to The Needles. It is a detached property which has been converted from original stables - renovated with care to provide spacious, light and comfortable accommodation for 4 people with a large plan open plan living room with doors opening onto the courtyard garden; a fitted kitchen, and wet room. There is a ground floor twin room and upstairs there is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small sitting room. The cottage has an enclosed courtyard which is fenced and gated.

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Milton StablesFreshwater Bay, Isle of Wight
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Milton Stables

Freshwater Isle of Wight

3 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Moonfleet

Isle of Wight » West » Freshwater

£305.00 - £659.00

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom; Not suitable for children
This charming cottage is beautifully sited on the cliff top above Freshwater Bay in ‘An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. There are wonderful sea views of the bay and South coast from the cottage and garden as well as fine views of Tennyson Down. Visitors can walk down for a swim, in Freshwater Bay, in less than 5 minutes.

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MoonfleetFreshwater, Isle of Wight
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Moonfleet

Freshwater Isle of Wight

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