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Spring on the Isle

Thu 27 Feb 2014

Spring on the Isle

After the weather that greeted the UK at the start of 2014, spring might seem very far away indeed considering some parts of the countryside are still waterlogged. Continuing rain has kept rivers at a very high level but do not despair - keep telling yourself things will start hotting up before you know it.

That is the intention of this article, in which we'll explore the best places on the Isle of Wight to visit when the weather's fine. Take a look below and see which ones you fancy, then close your eyes and dream about them. If you want to do a little bit more than that, you'd better book yourself a ferry ticket for April or May.

Bembridge Windmill

This beautiful patch of green land in Bembridge is stunning all year round, but it's particularly worth a visit during the period between April 5th and the 21st. The National Trust will be holding a nature trail every day throughout this stretch of time that explores the creatures that live in the surrounding area. Dogs on a lead are welcome and the walks depart from the windmill itself at various times from 10:30am until 4:30pm. Normal admission fee applies.

Tennyson Trail

Admittedly, we could have chosen any of the coastal paths around the Isle of Wight and still walk away with a winner. This one is somewhat legendary though. If you're not up to the full stretch, pick a section that encompasses the Tennyson Monument. It has some great photo opportunities, and stunning views of the waves and cliffs below.

Shanklin beach
We couldn't talk about the coast and not mention the beaches. The carved chalk cliffs that extend outwards into the sea from Shanklin are all the more beautiful when observed from the town's stunning beach. During the warmer months, this area is a hive of activity, with people playing all manner of sports including volleyball, cricket and more. Rub the sand between your toes and tell me that isn't something special.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801698432-ADNFCR

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