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The Isle of Wight Ramblers have published four books describing walks in the most scenic areas on the Island. These books are updated at each re-printing.  They are sold in most gift and bookshops, as well as local tourist information centres. 

Profits from the sale of these popular books are used by The Ramblers to improve footpaths on the Island.

The cost of each book is just £2.60 except the Twelve Favourite Walks revised edition 2017 which is £3.60 and The Vectis Trail which is £3.50. All prices include postage and packing within UK mainland only. Special Offer all four books - £10.50. To purchase any of these publications please visit our online shop


   Twelve Favourite Walks Revised 2017

These twelve circular walks are about 4 or 5 miles in length and can be walked in about 2 hours. The starting points are across the Island and the walks are in some of the most scenic parts of the countryside and coast. Easy to follow maps are shown for each walk.



   Twelve More Favourite Walks

More beautiful circular walks across the Island. As well as a number of short walks, this book contains several longer walks of 6 to 9 miles.




  Twelve Country Walks from Towns

One of the delights of the Island is that you can be in the countryside within minutes of a town centre. This book contains four walks from Newport, as well as from Yarmouth, Ryde, Brading, Shanklin and Ventnor. Most walks are circular and variable in length. Linear walks from Yarmouth to Carisbrooke and Newport to Sandown are also described.



   The Vectis Trail (New Edition)

This 120 km trail starts in Yarmouth and is described in six stages. Suitable for a weeks walking holiday on the Island. The paths in the Vectis Trail have been chosen for their scenic beauty. The trail can be started at any point using the Island's bus service Southern Vectis.



A series of seven1 in 16000 Ordnance Survey maps are now available

The maps are over 55% larger than the standard Explorer walking maps.

Each map is a handy A3 size, laminated, double sided and easy to use in all weathers.  There is a handy rule for measuring walk distances and estimating the time of the walk.

The maps cover the following areas:

   The Needles, Freshwater and Brighstone

   Yarmouth and Newtown Nature Reserve

   Cowes and Newport

   Wootton, Fishbourne, East Cowes and Barton

   Ryde, Bembridge and Sandown

   Shanklin and Ventnor

   St Catherine's Point, Shorwell and Rookley


Each map costs £4.50 inc p&p within the UK mainland and we currently have a Special Offer - Boxed set of all seven maps with handy legend and scale ruler, all for £26.00 inc p&p within the UK mainland.  To purchase any of these maps please visit our online shop