It’s time for another
It’s not every day that you head to the station and buy a single ticket to Lymington Pier. This is the point where a walk becomes an adventure, as you set off to cross the Isle of Wight on foot. The train practically pulls onto the ferry itself, which awaits your arrival at the end of the pier. Before you know it, you are edging out of Lymington with Yarmouth clearly in your sights, 40 minutes away. Enjoy a coffee on the boat as you contemplate the day’s walk along the east-west ridge visible before you. Get into the spirit by reciting Tennyson’s ‘Crossing the Bar’, a poem he wrote on the ferry to Yarmouth.
On landing at Yarmouth, resist the temptation to dawdle in the town and head off along the River Yar. Tennyson’s Monument soon comes into view on top of Tennyson Down. You will be walking in the footsteps of the man himself. Get ready to be inspired! The law of averages dictates that you will have the wind at your back as you head up to Mottistone Down, picking up the Tennyson Trail as you go. Enjoy 360° views as the Isle of Wight gradually reveals itself.