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 hilly and challenging in places but well worth the effort.
Have a look here www.iwight.com for a circular route 4.25 miles, going past Mottistone Manor and The Long Stone dating back from Neolithic times. There’s a useful map and good instructions to tell you where to go.
Coincidentally, The Telegraph has an article today featuring Mottistone as their Walk of the Week! www.telegraph.co.uk/travel