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Deku Recommends Walkies

on the Isle of Wight


Start at ‘La Falaise’ car park and follow the clifftop coastal path towards Steephill Cove. There are lots of ups and downs on this walk, so take care! Deku loves the open grassy area and stepping stones at Flowers Brook, choosing to leap off them and swim rather than step… 

Steephill Cove is a lovely spot for a paddle and a crab pasty, dogs must stay on leads before 6pm.


The Buddle Inn to St Catherine's Lighthouse

A circular route on the most southerly tip of the Island to the beautiful white lighthouse and through fields. Start and finish from The Buddle Inn, a dog-friendly pub with a menu and a log fire.

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Mottistone Downs to Brook Bay

A lovely long walk across Mottistone Downs to the iconic ‘Long Stone’ and on to Brook Bay. This is a great walk up big hills, through countryside and down to an unspoiled beach famous for its fossilised dinosaur footprints.

Firestone Copse

Firestone Copse

Park up and explore. Stick to the circular paths or head off into the woods. Look out for the river on the edge of the forest, great for water loving pooches like Deku!


Golden Fort Country Park

Deku loves this walk around the fort. There’s plenty of points of interest and opportunities for photos along the way, it’s a great place for a picnic.

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Tennyson Down

A great walk for energetic dogs, straight up the leg burning hill to the monument with spectacular views across the Island and out to sea. Carry on across the Downs to The Needles and Alum Bay or loop back the way you came, downhill!


The Pepperpot

From the Blackgang Viewpoint car park, cross the road and start your climb towards the medieval lighthouse. It’s a steep walk to the top, but its worth the leg burn! There’s plenty of space for dogs to run, with beautiful 360 views of the Island at the top.


Borthwood Copse

Discover beautiful woodland with carpets of bluebells in spring and the chance to spot Red Squirrels. There’s plenty of pathways through the ancient trees, and lots of big sticks to seek out.


Ryde to Fishbourne

A great flat walk with minimal mud! Start from Spencers Road, Ryde, or Church Road, Binstead and follow the trail all the way to Fishbourne, where there’s a small beach and a pub. Deku loves stopping off to see the pigs at Quarr Abbey along the way!


Yaverland to Culver Down

From Yaverland Beach, follow the coastal path up the hill. There’s plenty of green space to sniff and explore on the way up, and it’s a great place for a picnic at the top. The walk back down is lovely with views out to sea, and Yaverland Bay is dog-friendly year-round, so everyone can stop off for a dip. 

On all walks, please put your dog on a lead around livestock and when near a cliff edge.