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Isle of Wight 'has best-walked land in the UK'

Tue 31 May 2011

Isle of Wight 'has best-walked land in the UK'

The Isle of Wight has been singled out for having the best-walked land in the UK.

It is also somewhere families can head to and get away from it all as there are cottages for rent with no electricity.

Writing for the Guardian, travel writer Elizabeth Heathcote explained that although her husband and children were initially sceptical, they eventually enjoyed the break.

She had praise for the Crown Inn in Shorwell, where the family went out for a meal, as well as complimenting the Isle of Wight's walking trails and relaxed atmosphere.

"It's a warm, shambling place where yachting types rub shoulders with tattooed bikers and ancient locals have tables reserved on this bank holiday weekend, their dogs resting by their feet," commented the journalist.

The Crown Inn is situated in the West Wight and is featured in the AA Britain's Best Pub Guide 2011, as well as Camra's Good Beer Guide 2011.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800562124-ADNFCR

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