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St Catherine's Lighthouse, Niton

A leisurely walk (coast) in Isle of Wight, England, about 3.33km (2.07 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:00. It is suitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 89m (291ft)
Loss 107m (351ft)
Max. Elevation 140m (459ft)
Elevation (total) 196m (642ft)
Start & End
Niton High Street
Distance 3.33km
(2.07mi)
Duration ~1:00
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
10Created by Pudsk on 21 Jan 2010
A gentle walk, with a climb up a road on the way back, to the Isle of Wight's most southerly point. The lighthouse was built in 1838 and can be toured if you contact the lighthousekeeper in advance. There are plenty of opportunities for birdwatching on the undercliff. The terrain is mainly track and fields, and the coastal views are impressive. The No6 bus only runs in the daytime so start early and leave yourself time for a pint in the Buddle Inn.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SZ506764
From Niton High Street, follow the road south towards the coast.
Buddle Inn About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SZ505760
Walk S through town then bear W down a B road. After 300m turn S down a marked footpath arriving at the Buddle Inn. Turn R out of the footpath then immediately L down a steep tarmacked footpath.
St Catherine's Lighthouse About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid SZ496753
With the lighthouse visible, head W across the field then S towards the lighthouse going down a private road. Go through the gate into National Trust land and follow the coastal path to the trig point. At trig point turn E to Knowles Farm. Walk through the farmyard.
Niton village About 1.76 km (~1.09 miles) from
OS Grid SZ506767
Follow the steep road back into Niton. At the junction, bear right and the road leads you back into the village, where you can catch the No6 bus to Ventnor or Newport.

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