CowesNewport (Isle of Wight)

Cownew one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Cowes and Newport (Isle of Wight).

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Cowes and Newport (Isle of Wight).

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Grid RefSZ4969496125
Lat / Lon 50.76259° / -1.29676°
Easting / Northing449,694E / 96,125N
Newport (Isle of Wight)
Grid RefSZ4991688958
Lat / Lon 50.69813° / -1.29457°
Easting / Northing449,917E / 88,959N

Cownew One's land is

Arable 28.0%
Estuary 4.3%
Pasture 18.8%
Urban 49.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Rosy Jones — 07 Sep 2021

Old railway line, compacted tarmac route. Used by the whole community for walking and cycling between Cowes, Newport and the villages between (Northwood, Medham).
Not much up and down. Fine for wheelchairs. Some reflectors in dark patches if you're riding a bike in the gloom.
Often used by people commuting between Newport, St Mary's Hospital and Cowes.
Connects to the "Red Squirrel" Route from Newport to Sandown via Merstone, Arreton and Langbridge.
Walk is alongside the Medina River. Mainly between trees. Passes across SSSI and waterbird habitats. There's the possibility that you might see a red squirrel if you're lucky.

Hb — 24 Aug 2021

Very easy and a lovely walk.

Emma Dodd — 19 Aug 2021

Very accessible. Uses the Red Squirrel route so clearly marked.

MammaPo — 23 Apr 2021

This gentle stroll along the old railway track is a delightful way to get to Newport from Cowes. It's popular with cyclists, so watch out for the bikes - often going at speed! And you'll also see lots of dog-walkers, joggers and parents with pushchairs traversing the path, as it's flat and scenic. You are surrounded by woodland and birdsong, and as the path runs parallel to the Medina River, you'll spot the water - and yachts moored along it - at various breaks in the trees. At low tide, there's also the option to walk along the river bank at certain spots. All in all, it's a delightful walk - you might even see some red squirrels, after whole the path is named.

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