The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest and second most populated island in England. It is located in the English Channel, off the coast of Hampshire, separated from the mainland by the Solent. The quickest public transport links to and from the island are from Southsea in Portsmouth by hovercraft, or by ferry shuttle from Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth.
Explore the Isle of Wight
Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment
Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment
Our favourite activities on the Isle of Wight
Sailing is not just for the elite, many providers offer skippered trips as well as training for beginners so you can explore the waters and coastlines of the UK (or wherever the wind takes you).
From paddling the flat waters of the UK’s canals to riding the waves on a sit-on-top kayak or tackling the white water of a raging river, there’s a type of kayaking to suit every type of adventurer.
Whether racing downhill, riding a single track or cross-country, there are few better ways to explore the UK countryside than by mountain bike and few better ways to get seriously muddy in the process.
One of life’s simple pleasures, wild swimming is not only a great way to connect with the landscape, but boasts many documented health benefits too.