Sunken Secrets Guided Walk

by MAT
Time Period: Multi-period
Audience: All Ages
Theme: Archaeology and Maritime Industry, Shipwrecks, Submerged Landscapes, Port and Harbour Archaeology

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This guided walk podcast explores the coastal path between Newtown and Whale Chine on the Isle of Wight.


1. Newtown
Public pathway: The Coastal Path
Directions: You get the best view over the estuary by walking out to the end of the boardwalk. Follow Public Footpath sign CB9 from the village centre past the church towards the harbour.


2. Bouldnor Cliff
Public pathway: The Coastal Path.
Directions: The Coastal Path takes you through Bouldnor Forest where you can view the bay.


3. Yarmouth
Public footpath: The Coastal Path.
Directions: The site can be seen from anywhere in the park to the east of Yarmouth; follow the Coastal Path east from Yarmouth or west from Newtown.


4. Alum Bay
Public footpath: The Coastal Path.
Directions: If there is an opportunity, climb or take the chair lift (external link) down to the bay. If not, view the site from the talking telescope platform.


5. The Needles
Public footpath: The Coastal Path.
Directions: The best place to appreciate The Needles is from the viewpoint next to The Needles New Battery (external link) and Rocket Testing Site.


6. Freshwater Bay
Public footpath: Coastal Path.
Directions: The Coastal Path goes past Freshwater Bay. Pause here to enjoy the view over the bay.


7. Chilton Chine
Public footpath: The Coastal Path.
Directions: At Chilton Chine the Coastal Path goes inland around the car park. Take the opportunity to look out to sea before the path briefly leaves the coast.


8. Whale Chine
Public footpath: The Coastal Path.
Directions: Follow the Coastal Path around Whale Chine. The best viewpoint is on the east side of the cliff.

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