The Isle of Wight has around one pub for every square mile so satisfying your
thirst is never going to be a problem. The pubs are located in all sorts of
places with many of them having lovely views or nearby historic landmarks or
sites of interest.
Many of the pubs are in picturesque villages and the vast
majority serve excellent locally-sourced fresh food.
Add to this the fact that the Island has over 500 miles of footpaths means the
only problem is knowing which paths take you to which pubs.
This book is
designed to help by describing in detail, 10 circular walks that combine a
number of pubs in areas with local interest that are off the beaten track. This will
enable readers to enjoy full days out in lovely surroundings, seeing some of the
Island’s historic sites, sampling some locally brewed beers and all with the
excuse of keeping fit. What more could anybody want?
The walks vary from 3 to
10.75 miles and are designed to suit the needs of families, groups of friends or
individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk.
The ten walks are centred
on Freshwater; Norton; Calbourne; Chale; Godshill; Arreton; Wootton; Newchurch;
St Helen’s and Bembridge.
Phil Christian had a long career in the telecommunications industry. On
leaving this in 2010 he decided he wanted to share his 15 years’ worth of
countryside walking – he estimates that he has walked about 4000 miles
along Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and Isle of Wight footpaths. During
those walks he has come across many sites of interest, lovely country pubs
and magnificent views which, being a keen amateur photographer, has
resulted in thousands of photographs over the years.
Imprint: PiXZ. ISBN 978 0 85710 086 3, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published June 2014.