Connect Ryde with Slow Ways

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Ryde

Isle of Wight


Slow Ways linking Ryde and Bembridge, Brading, East Cowes, Newport (Isle of Wight), Portsmouth

England / Isle of Wight / Ryde

Ryde’s five Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 0/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Ryde from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
East Cowes—Ryde
Easryd one Verify me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 208m Descent 206m
Newport (Isle of Wight)—Ryde
Newryd one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 209m Descent 201m
Ryde—Bembridge
Rydbem one Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 85m Descent 85m
Ryde—Bembridge
Rydbem two Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 80m Descent 80m
Ryde—Brading
Rydbra one Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 129m Descent 142m
Ryde—Portsmouth
Rydpor one

Verify me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 5m Descent 7m
Ryde—Portsmouth
Rydpor two Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

50% of Ryde’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

6/7

reviewed

1/7

surveyed

0/7

verified

8 people have contributed to Ryde’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Ryde

63km out of 72km have been walked and reviewed

93km of reviews have been shared in Ryde

Latest Updates

From Whippingham an alternative route to the main road could be Beatrice Avenue, passing St Mildred’s Church, and Saunders Way, passing East Cowes cemetery....

Sandra Morris

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Ryde—Bembridge

ian sutcliffe pledged to walk Rydbem one

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crossing at Winston Churchill roundabout is wrong, you have to walk further along the road to a pedestrian crossing....

Dave M

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Ryde—Portsmouth

Jen Stoneham added Rydpor two, a new walk from Ryde to Portsmouth

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The rest of the route was very easy to follow until the proposed crossing point at Winston Churchill Avenue (see photograph 8)....

Jen Stoneham

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Jen Stoneham took this photo on Rydpor one

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Ryde

Jim Britton surveyed Ryde

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The route begins walking out of the town centre of East Cowes (shops, cafes, Waitrose, public loos and transport links) on the main road passing Osbourne House and out of town. There is a lovely but hilly section on quiet roads to the back of Wootton Bridge where you wind through the backs of a 1970s housing estate to come out at Wootton Creek....

Almighty Custard

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Almighty Custard took this photo on Easryd one

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Martin McGovern surveyed Rydpor one

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For a short urban route, this has a wide range of architectural styles - tower blocks for student accommodation, and residential housing from the Georgian period to the present. This is followed by Southsea common and a view over the Solent, and then a hovercraft ride to - well, Ryde....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Rydpor one

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The route from Wootton to Newport is less special, I would suggest a detour via Binfield, walking along the Medina is nicer than going via the suburbs of Newport....

EdLyons

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This is a great walk, but the path between Seaview and St Helens through the woods near Nodes Point Holiday Park is steep in places and one of the muddiest paths we’ve walked, and this is true even in the summer. There are actually warning signs up to wear appropriate shoes - and this advice should be followed! It is a pretty route though and nicer than the inland route....

EdLyons

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Ryde

piwakawaka surveyed Ryde

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Very good route, only reason it is not five star is because there is a slight bit where the route travels along major roads around the smallbrook stadium area....

hb

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I was happy I did the stretch through Priory Woods, but just be aware that it will be muddy and wet, and the other route option for this Slow Way takes a diversion around Priory Woods for this reason....

mtormey

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East Cowes—Ryde

Slow Ways added Easryd one, a new walk from East Cowes to Ryde

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Newport (Isle of Wight)—Ryde

Slow Ways added Newryd one, a new walk from Newport (Isle of Wight) to Ryde

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Ryde—Bembridge

Slow Ways added Rydbem one, a new walk from Ryde to Bembridge

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Ryde—Bembridge

Slow Ways added Rydbem two, a new walk from Ryde to Bembridge

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Ryde—Brading

Slow Ways added Rydbra one, a new walk from Ryde to Brading

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Ryde—Portsmouth

Slow Ways added Rydpor one, a new walk from Ryde to Portsmouth

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Ryde, Wed 19 June

21°

Sunny day

Ryde’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SZ5940692905

Lat / Lon

50.73272° / -1.15959°

Easting / Northing

459,406E / 92,905N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ryde's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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