Newport - Godshill - Shanklin Cycle Route Isle of Wight

Easy/Moderate Isle of Wight Cycle Ride

Newport → Merstone Railway Station → Godshill → Appuldurcombe → Wroxall → America Woods → Shanklin

An easy buy quite long bike route from the centre of the Isle of Wight to the East Coast via the pretty village of Godshill and a good public house. Jump to Cycle Ride Detailed Directions »

Start Point

Newport is our start point. There is a good bike shop in Newport for any repairs and local shops to pick up supplies.

1. Head out of Newport along Medina Avenue which turns into Shide Road. There is a sharp turn to the left and then a turning onto the cycle network on your right.

2. Follow the cycle path (which is well signposted) to Merstone Station (disused).

The Merstone Station Start Point joins here. If you are starting from Merstone Station you follow the National Cycle Route from the car park in the direction of Sandown till you reach this railway bridge.

3. Cross the road and continue along the cycle path on the other side. You will pass through a gate and head towards a railway bridge which crosses the track. Just before this bridge bare right up to East Lane.

4. Bare right on East Lane and follow till you see buildings up ahead. Bare left in front of the buildings and follow the track round to the left and then the right. Cross and open field and follow the track through a farm till you reach the main Godshill to Shanklin road.

Turn right on this road to go into Godshill where you will find an excellent public house. The village of Godshill also has a village shop if you need to pick up more water or snacks.

5. If you are not going into Godshill you bare left onto the Godshill to Shanklin road and the immediately right through a gate and up a slight hill. Follow the paved road till you see gate straight ahead. Go through the gate and up to the Freemantle Gate.

6. Pass through the Freemantle Gate and head straight on to the signpost. At the signpost bare left across the field towards Appuldurcombe.

7. At the end of the field bare left onto the road and follow up to the main road onto which you turn right and follow up the hill. At the top of the hill take the first left across the old railway bridge (closed to traffic).

8. Continue straight on from the other side of the bridge and after 50 meters turn left onto Yarborough Road and first left to join the cycle track. Bare right onto the cycle track and follow all the way to the edge of Shanklin.

9. Turn right to go into the centre of Shanklin or follow the cycle path signs going left to go to Sandown Station.

Isle of Wight Cycle Friendly Cottages En Route

Blackwater, Isle of Wight Cottages
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Marvel Cottage

Isle of Wight » Central

£299.00 - £969.00

New Cottage Sleeps 4 + a baby in 2 bedrooms.
Lovely farm cottage with delightful rural views across lakes to the downs beyond. The picturesque farm is in a wonderful cycling and walking area with direct access to a network of cycle paths, footpaths and bridleways, and private access to the Stenbury Trail which ultimately extends from Cowes to the coast at Ventnor. The Tennyson Trail extending to the western tip of the island is also easily reached. The cottage has been furnished and equipped with care to a high standard and offers charming accommodation in beautiful surroundings with ducks, swans and a huge variety of other wildlife including red squirrels as constant visitors. Horses are kept on the farm and trout fishing can be arranged. The central location of the cottage makes it an ideal base for touring the island.

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Marvel Cottage

Blackwater, Isle of Wight

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Dairy Cottage

Isle of Wight » Central » Carisbrooke

£369.00 - £1192.00

Sleeps 6 plus a baby in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome.
Dairy Cottage is an attractive stone cottage enjoying rural views and with glimpses of Carisbrooke Castle from the master bedroom. The castle is within a 15 minute walk. The cottage is located at the heart of the Isle of Wight and within a short drive of the coast in any direction. Local walks follow the top of the Downs as far as Freshwater and Alum Bay and enjoy wonderful views all along the way.

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Dairy CottageCarisbrooke, Isle of Wight
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Dairy Cottage

Carisbrooke Isle of Wight

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Bramble Cottage

Isle of Wight » Central » Bowcombe

£435.00 - £1525.00

Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms
This lovely stone cottage is situated in the small rural hamlet of Bowcombe which stands between the pretty village of Shorwell and Carisbrooke with its medieval castle. Shorwell and Carisbrooke are both within a 5 minute drive and have public houses which are good for meals. The cottage offers easy access to the small bays and coves on the south west side of the Isle of Wight. Brighstone beach is within a 10 minute drive and the larger sandy beaches of Ventnor and Shanklin are within a 20 minute drive.

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Bramble CottageBowcombe, Isle of Wight
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Bramble Cottage

Bowcombe Isle of Wight

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Virginia Cottage

Isle of Wight » Central » Carisbrooke

£385.00 - £1495.00

Sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms, Children Welcome
This picturesque Grade II listed cottage dates back to 1676 and is attractively situated at the end of a quiet lane with a lovely ford and footpath leading to the nearby medieval castle of Carisbrooke. Located in the oldest part of Carisbrooke village which is a conservation area lying within ‘An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. The castle is only 5 minutes walk away and can be glimpsed from the garden and main bedrooms. This is a wonderful walking area as within 5 minutes walk of the cottage visitors can join the famous Tennyson Trail which follows the downs westerly towards The Needles.

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Virginia Cottage

Carisbrooke Isle of Wight

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

The Brew House

Isle of Wight » East » Merstone (nr Godshill)

£299.00 - £525.00

Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage nestles in beautiful countryside on an attractive farm on the East side of the Island. There are wonderful open views from the cottage and garden across fields towards the downs. The Brew House is at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading along the course of the River Yar and to the nearby picturesque village of Godshill. There is direct access across the fields to the cycle track which links Sandown to Newport and Cowes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are only a 15 minute drive away. Ferries can be booked for you at greatly discounted prices.

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The Brew HouseMerstone, Isle of Wight
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The Brew House

Merstone (nr Godshill) Isle of Wight

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Fodder Stable

Isle of Wight » East » Merstone (nr Godshill)

£289.00 - £453.00

Sleeps 2 + 2 in 1 bedrooms; Children welcome
Fodder Stable is on a lovely farm in beautiful countryside. From the cottage there are views across the fields to the downs of Ventnor in the distance. This is a wonderful walking area with footpaths leading from close to the cottage towards the picturesque village of Godshill or the coastal village of Niton. There is also easy access to the cycle route which crosses the Island. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive.

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Fodder StableMerstone, Isle of Wight
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Fodder Stable

Merstone (nr Godshill) Isle of Wight

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Manor Stable Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Merstone (nr Godshill)

£325.00 - £555.00

Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms
Manor Stable is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are particularly attractive walks along the course of the river Yar; to the picturesque village of Godshill and to the nearby village of Arreton which has a public house, farm shop and cafe for meals. The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive. Ferry bookings can be made at greatly discounted prices.

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Manor Stable Cottage

Merstone (nr Godshill) Isle of Wight

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Hackney Stable Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Merstone (nr Godshill)

£375.00 - £775.00

Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This delightful stone cottage which dates back to 1761 is built of Isle of Wight chalk and brick. Hackney Stable cottage is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are particularly attractive walks along the course of the river Yar, to the picturesque village of Godshill and to the nearby village of Arreton which has a public house, farm shop and cafe for meals. The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive. Ferries can be booked for you at greatly discounted prices.

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Hackney Stable Cottage

Merstone (nr Godshill) Isle of Wight

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Parlour Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Merstone (nr Godshill)

£325.00 - £555.00

Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely 17th century cottage is built of Island chalk and brick and enjoys beautiful views across nearby lakes and open countryside to Ventnor Downs. Parlour Cottage is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful South Wight countryside. It is a marvellous walking area with footpaths that can be followed directly from the cottage in most directions. There are particularly attractive walks along the course of the river Yar; to the picturesque village of Godshill and to the nearby village of Arreton which has a public house, farm shop and cafe for meals. The cottage is excellent for cyclists as there is access to a network of cycle paths directly from the farm and arrangements can be make for the storage of bikes. The sandy beaches of Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor are all within a 15 minute drive.

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Parlour Cottage

Merstone (nr Godshill) Isle of Wight

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Redway Granary

Isle of Wight » East » Merstone (nr Godshill)

£375.00 - £775.00

Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This wonderful property is situated on a lovely farm in beautiful countryside. It has recently been converted from a large old granary, the foundations of which date back to the 1700s. A fire in 1889 resulted in much of it being rebuilt. Redway Manor Granary has been renovated with the greatest care and wherever possible original features have been retained. There are beautiful views across the fields and nearby lakes to the downs. The sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin are within a 15 minute drive.

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Redway Granary

Merstone (nr Godshill) Isle of Wight

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

The Hayloft

Isle of Wight » East » Godshill

£0.00 - £0.00

Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage occupies an attractive position in a quiet country lane, on the outskirts of Godshill. It has been converted from the original milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm and the building is thought to date back to the 1700 ‘s. A small riding stables is within a few minutes walk and most of the surrounding fields are home to horses. The centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only 3/4 mile away.

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The Hayloft

Godshill Isle of Wight

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Rosemary Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Godshill

£295.00 - £949.00

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Rosemary Cottage is situated on a delightful farm in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A pleasant ten-minute stroll through the beech copse and across the fields leads to the centre of Godshill. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottage.

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Rosemary Cottage

Godshill Isle of Wight

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Magnolia Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Godshill

£329.00 - £949.00

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Magnolia Cottage is situated on a delightful farm in one of the loveliest parts of the Isle of Wight lying at the foot of Appuldurcombe Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A pleasant ten-minute stroll through the beech copse and across the fields leads to the centre of Godshill. This village is renowned for its church and pretty thatched cottage.

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Magnolia Cottage

Godshill Isle of Wight

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Stag Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Godshill

£399.00 - £1349.00

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage was originally a large and ancient stone barn at Sainham Farm. It is situated in the attractive courtyard and has marvellous open views from the rear across the fields to the downs. Stag Cottage is in one of the loveliest parts of the Island lying at the foot of Appuldurcome Down and above the picturesque village of Godshill in ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Godshill can be reached by taking a pleasant stroll through the beech copse and across the fields. The village has a variety of tea shops and restaurants as well as two public houses.

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Stag Cottage

Godshill Isle of Wight

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Godshill Park House Wing

Isle of Wight » East » Godshill

£345.00 - £495.00

New Cottage; Sleeps 2 + 1 in 1 bedroom;
This idyllic, one bedroom, self catering wing located in an area of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty' near Godshill Village on the East of the Isle of Wight. The wing is part of the beautiful Godshill Park House which stands in four acres of grounds and surrounded by farmland. There are wonderful walking a cycling opportunities around the cottage and it is a pleasant walk to Godshill where there are pubs and restaurants.

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Godshill Park House Wing

Godshill Isle of Wight

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Milk Parlour Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Godshill

£292.00 - £855.00

Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms including a baby; Children welcome
This cottage is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Godshill. It was originally the milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm. The surrounding fields are home to horses which belong to a small nearby riding school. Here you are in lovely countryside but the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only 3/4 mile away.

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Milk Parlour Cottage

Godshill Isle of Wight

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

Manor Park View

Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

£342.00 - £669.00

New Cottage; Sleeps 6 (including babies) in 3 bedrooms
Manor Park View stands in a beautiful, secluded location within a 10 minute stroll of picturesque Shanklin Old Village and a further 5 mins to the lovely sandy beach of this popular resort. This beautifully equipped cottage overlooks lovely open parkland where visitors may enjoy a stroll and children can play games.

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Manor Park View

Shanklin Isle of Wight

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Luccombe Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

£329.00 - £1195.00

New Cottage; Sleeps 5 + 1 and a baby in 3 bedrooms;
Lovely rural cottage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within a 4 minute drive of both Shanklin and Bonchurch. Delightful views from the cottage. Wonderful walking area within a few minutes walk of the coastal path.

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Luccombe Cottage

Shanklin Isle of Wight

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Chine Side

Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

£799.00 - £2595.00

New Cottage; Sleeps 8 + baby (under 12 months) in 4 bedrooms
This charming stone villa stands in the pretty old village of the coastal resort on Shanklin on the south east side of the Isle of Wight. The lovely garden of the property adjoins Shanklin Chine which provides a beautiful walk down to the sea. The delightful sandy beach of Shanklin is within a 5 minute walk. Here the sand gently slopes into the water - swimming, paddling and boating. can be enjoyed.

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Chine Side

Shanklin Isle of Wight

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Harvest Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

£299.00 - £955.00

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely Grade II listed stone cottage is attractively situated in a courtyard of 5 cottages in a delightful rural hamlet only 1.5 miles from the centre of Shanklin, a seaside resort with a large sandy beach which gently slopes to the water and is ideal for swimming and paddling.

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Harvest Cottage

Shanklin Isle of Wight

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Apse Manor Forge Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

£299.00 - £949.00

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This delightful cottage is very attractively situated in a peaceful rural hamlet in beautiful countryside but is only 1.5 miles from the lovely sandy beach of Shanklin, a small coastal town with a variety of restaurants and entertainments. The neighbouring seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are within an easy 10 minute drive. The cottage is in a good walking area with nearby footpaths leading to woodland and to the downs above Ventnor.

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Apse Manor Forge Cottage

Shanklin Isle of Wight

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Dairymaid Cottage

Isle of Wight » East » Shanklin

£399.00 - £1225.00

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (including an infant)
Delightful Grade II listed cottage in a quiet rural hamlet with lovely walks. The seaside resort of Shanklin, with its lovely sandy beaches, is only 1.5 miles away. The cottage has a pretty enclosed walled garden with fragrant plants. It has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard to provide very attractive, centrally heated, accommodation

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Dairymaid Cottage

Shanklin Isle of Wight

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