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Tennyson Down

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Freshwater PO39, England
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Excellent walk and views

We parked at the shopping area near the needles. Walked to the needles then along the coastal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DwayneAndAlma
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England
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We had a perfect day here

We were blessed with fabulous clear skies and sun. A walk over the downs here seeing interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stephen h
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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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“great walk” (15 reviews)
“alum bay” (19 reviews)
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Freshwater PO39, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at the shopping area near the needles. Walked to the needles then along the coastal path to the tennyson monument. (Passed the rocket launcher section) A couple of steep parts. Especially up to the monument. Great views all the way along. (We stuck...More

Thank DwayneAndAlma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were blessed with fabulous clear skies and sun. A walk over the downs here seeing interesting bird life, ravens, kestrels, skylarks as well a display Spitfire! Helped by a wonderful National Trust guide. Franky a perfect morning memorable for ever.

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 6 September 2017

There are great views from the top of Tennyson Down, both of the island and over towards Poole, Bournemouth and beyond. It's quite a challenging climb to the top but really worth it.

Thank newinncottage
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views. Great walk for the dogs and if you get a chance to visit Tennyson's house in Freshwater, do.

Thank INT
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The Tennyson trail starts in Newport and goes to the Needles. We did it on a sunny day and it is really great with views of the Solent and white IOW cliffs. The wild flowers on the Chalk down were rare and prolific,e.g. Autumn Ladies...More

Thank johnahall
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy doing this walk over the down past the monument to the needles. This time we walked back via the less strenuous path to the thatched church which was lovely and had the benefit of the shade from the mature trees.

Thank DGD3020
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We started this walk at the small NT car park in Freshwater. Difficult to find but it is a good starting point albeit the signage leaves a lot to be desired. You can go straight up to the monument from here. Take the path on...More

Thank Deltronic
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited Tennyson Down on many occasion and it still fills me with awe, the views are mind blowing and it is all free!! We're else can you see so much of our beautiful land the walk up to the monument is not too...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I'm lucky enough to be able to walk here everyday. The views are superb with so much to see in every direction. Uphill to get there but the reward comes with the downhill journey! If you are very energetic you can continue your walk and...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The one must do walk on the IOW in my opinion. We started from the Needles car park at Alum Bay, PLEASE NOTE if you are a NT member you can now park there for free by showing the car park personnel your membership card,...More

Thank baileygeee
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Yukari P
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
Hi It all depends how fit you are, it is 1.5 miles from Freshwater bay to Tennyson`s monument and rises 400 feet, after leaving Freshwater bay there is a very steep initial rise but it is a short rise, after that it is just... More
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