Walk on Mottistone Down, Isle of Wight

What a beautiful sunny, windy, chilly morning to wrap up and stroll up Mottistone Down with Charlie dog. We started at Mottistone Down car park, PO30 4JH where you can park for free. Wander through the gate and up the hill as far as you want to and back down again enjoying the wonderful coastal views, or go the whole hog and walk the 5 miles to Freshwater beach, have a little sunbathe and head back again to make a day of it. It’s is quite Continue reading →

Chocolate Mad Cowes

If you’re looking for something really fun to do for the afternoon while in Cowes, why not try a very informal couple of hours in Cowes brilliant Chocolate shop ‘Chocolate Mad Cowes’. For as little as £30 per couple you can have a go at making truffles, lollipops and bars of delicious chocolate! Great idea for a winter weekend once you are feeling windswept and shopped out! Chocolate Mad Cowes is run by a friendly team and is situated at 13 Bath Road, Cowes. Just give Continue reading →

Walking on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is an all season walkers paradise with over 500 miles of well maintained footpaths winding through fields and forests. Some 64 miles follow the spectacular coastline, nearly half of which is classed as ‘Heritage Coast’ and more than fifty percent is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Caledon is really well situated with the Coastal Path running right past the bottom of our road. We also have a handy bus stop right outside the house if you want Continue reading →

Cycling on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a great place for cycling. Whether you are a keen bean or prefer a more laid back approach there are miles of cycle tracks, bridleways and paths to suit everyone. Within an area of just 147 square miles you will find over 200 miles of cycle routes enticing you into the countryside or along the coast. We are happy to give you some ideas of where to go, we’re both quite into cycling at the moment so please just ask. Continue reading →

Red Squirrel Trail. Cowes to Newport

Even when it’s a bit wet and windy outside, it’s always worth getting out! Such a lovely stroll along the River Medina this morning, blew away a few cobwebs 🙂 We live only half a mile away from the start of the pretty Red Squirrel Trail which runs from Cowes, along the old railway line, to Newport and beyond to Sandown. The Isle of Wight is rather hilly just about everywhere except for this trail so it may offer a welcome respite if you’ve had a Continue reading →

Autumn in Parkhurst Forest

A beautiful autumn day in Parkhurst Forest, Isle of Wight Next to all the lovely beaches on our beautiful island, I think Parkhurst forest is my favourite place to take a stroll. This morning was a treat; peaceful, dappled sunlight, Charlie dog squirrelling around and not another soul in sight…my kind of heaven 🙂 The Caledon Guest House www.the-caledon.co.uk

Sunset at Gurnard beach, Isle of Wight

Beautiful end to a beautiful day watching the sunset at Gurnard beach, Isle Wight! If it’s been one of those gorgeous sunny days when you know the sky will be putting on an evening display, there is no better place on the Island than Gurnard to soak up those last few rays of sunshine. Take a picnic or a bottle of wine, wrap up warm and watch the sun go down on Gurnard beach, or grab a window seat at The Woodvale pub and relax. Continue reading →

Walk the Wight 2015

Why not come and take part in Walk the Wight this weekend in aid of The Earl Mountbatten Hospice and take in some of the amazing views the Isle of Wight has to offer. To register go to their website www.walkthewight.com. Walk the Wight are celebrating the walk’s 25th anniversary and it’s the largest European charity walk of its kind! Every year thousands of people walk to raise money for the Island’s only Hospice. The event has raised over £3 million pounds. It is also Continue reading →