Bembridge Village Stroll Approx. 2 miles 1 ½ hours – 1 steep path
Start: Pilot Boat Public House. Follow the track between the Pub and the Public Toilets with the dentist on the left. This path has a steep gradient. At the end towards the High Street, turn right onto High Street. The footpath ends here. (Note: New Highway Code guideline – walk same way as traffic). At the left hand bend:
Option 1: If wet, follow road to Steyne crossroads, straight onto Hillway Road, turning left into Howgate Road. Walk full length of Howgate Road, picking up the public footpath at rear of Warners Hotel, continue on footpath to Crab & Lobster
Option 2: Cross road into entrance to Bembridge Windmill (stop off at Windmill) continue down the path. At the bottom, turn left through the copse and across Sandown Road (careful, busy) over the stile and follow path (Steyne Fort to left, Caravan Park to right).
Onto Hillway Road, turn left then right, onto public footpath around the school (muddy) and down to Crab & Lobster. At Crab & Lobster Public House:
Option 1: If tide is out, walk down steps onto beach, turn left, around the head, past the Lifeboat house round to the entrance to the harbour, Tollgate café and back to Pilot Boat Inn.
Option 2: If tide is in, follow public footpath signs onto Howgate Rd, to rear of Warners Hotel, follow unadopted roads and footpaths back down to the Pilot Boat. Produced and Printed by Bembridge Village Partnership