Tag Archives: Isle of Wight

Sean the Cyclist – Annual Training Plans & Bicycle Services

Sean is just down the road from us and offers a great service for those wanting to take their cycling up a gear!  If you need a bike service or running repairs he is your man, and can set you on the right path to train that body that sits on top too.Check out Seans website - Seanthecyclist - Book in with us, your bike will be safe and dry in our amazing cycle store and Sean can map out your training for the next year. Continue reading →

15% Red Funnel Ferry Discount Codes

We are super pleased to be able to offer you our 15% discount code to use on Red Funnels website when you book to stay with us here at The Caledon, in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. All you need to do is use our website to book at least one nights stay and add the discount code option onto your booking - Mark will then send the single use unique code for you to use with Red Funnel and you will get 15% off your standard Continue reading →

Cowes Accommodation Directory – some of our friends

Obviously we always want you to stay with us at The Caledon but it's not always possible - Book Directly Online  with us first or call on 01983 293599 if you can't find what you are looking for.If we are full don't despair there are plenty of wonderful places to stay in Cowes - here are just a few of our friends: OneFifty Cowes - website - 07795 296399 - book online on booking.comMimosa Lodge -  website - 01983 241490 - Book Direct OnlineHolly Tree House - website - 07933 Continue reading →

Victoria & Abdul at Osborne House

From this Autumn onwards, visitors to the Isle of Wight will be able to follow a new ‘Victoria’s Island’ Trail, and explore the monarch’s home – Osborne – where many of the events depicted in the new movie ‘Victoria & Abdul’ were filmed. Osborne on the Isle of Wight, the seaside residence of Queen Victoria, was one of the key locations used in the filming of the movie, due to be released September 2017, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Dame Judi Dench and renowned Continue reading →

Tennyson Down Walk, Freshwater to Tennyson’s Monument

We love this walk, stunning coastline views, beautiful wide open downs, the reward of Tennyson’s monument at the top and if you’re feeling energetic you can continue all the way to The Needles. One not be missed 🙂 From the car park at Freshwater Bay, walk right along the road and turn left past the loos along the footpath until you reach the gate that takes you onto Tennyson Down, from there just keep walking on up! Some useful links: Nationaltrust.org.uk Telegraph.co.uk/travel Walkingbritain.co.uk

Cycling maps of the Isle of Wight

Click on this post to see many useful cycle maps all over the Isle of Wight. The Island offers the cyclist dedicated cycleways – many following the course of disused railway lines, signed routes, miles of bridleways and quiet country lanes as an alternative to busy main roads.   Here are some of the Island’s well established cyclepaths/ routes:     Round the Island Cycle Route     Chalk Ridge Extreme   Yarmouth to Freshwater – Route 1 This nice steady route is mainly on Continue reading →

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 →

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 →

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