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Lovely walk to admire the views

We walked up to St Catherine's Oratory from Blackgang and spotted this monument in the distance... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Burscough, United Kingdom
High on a hill overlooking Chale village .

Lovely walk from Blackgang. Stunning views of the western Wight with the Needles and the mainland... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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St Catherine's Down, Chale, England
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We walked up to St Catherine's Oratory from Blackgang and spotted this monument in the distance. The sky was clear and our time was our own, so we decided to carry on. As the oratory is on the highest point of the island, the initial...More

Thank Jellybellydancer
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Lovely walk from Blackgang. Stunning views of the western Wight with the Needles and the mainland in the distance. If you enjoy a good walk along the top of a long stretch of downs then this is well worth a visit, especially on a clear...More

Thank _marygroves231
Reviewed 23 June 2017

relaxing walk so good to see the wildlife and the views are something else then walk up to st Catherine s Oratory

1  Thank vera c
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Steep climb but worth the amazing views from the top - you can see most of the Island. Fantastic place to be if there's a glorious sunset

Thank weezawee
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had a lovely walk to St Catherine's Oratory and then carried on to the Hoy Monument with lovely views all around on the way. Can highly recommend.

Thank Caravanjo
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We set off early for a circular walk starting at Blackgang Chine, couldn't see the oratory but cloud lifted a bit to see the Hoy Monument in the distance so something to aim for. As you can see not a lot else!

Thank Andybaz1961
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The Hoy Monument, well you can't miss it cause it's on top of a steep hill!! Lovely walk to the top with fantastic views for miles around on a clear day!

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 15 February 2016

this walk is reached from the road up a steep hill to a tower ,I think it is a folly of sorts and sits commanding a view over all of Isle of wight.walking on pass you find a walk a long a open moor.Horse riders...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Parked in Chale Green near the shop and walked up a footpath by the side to the top. The path was a bit slippery in places but lovely views on the way up and at the top. Loads of various paths that went off different...More

Thank malibulover2013
Reviewed 12 May 2015

We walked from the Blackgang car park up to the St Cathrines Oratory , which was well worth the steep climb, then along the turf path to the Hoy monument. The views are superb as you can see the Island 360 degrees. The monument is...More

1  Thank rosecottageroud
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