SZ5284 : Red Squirrel Trail near Merstone

taken 1 year ago, near to Merstone, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Red Squirrel Trail near Merstone
Red Squirrel Trail near Merstone
A view of the Red Squirrel Trail as it passes along a former railway near Merstone. The path also forms part of National Cycle Network route 23.
Red Squirrel Trail

The Red Squirrel Trail is a 32-mile cycling trail on the Isle of Wight, stretching from Cowes through Newport to Sandown, then looping back through Shanklin and Godshill to Newport and back to Cowes. Most of the route is traffic free and parts of it use former railway lines, with gentle gradients, although there are some steeper climbs between Shanklin and Godshill where the trail uses bridleways and tracks.

More information about the Red Squirrel Trail can be found here: LinkExternal link

National Cycle Network route 23

National Cycle Network route 23 is a north-south route linking Reading, Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton. There is a further section on the Isle of Wight from the ferry terminal at East Cowes to Wroxall, passing through Cowes, Newport and Shanklin. The Isle of Wight section forms part of the Red Squirrel Trail.

More information on Sustrans' website: LinkExternal link

The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes. It was created by the charity Sustrans LinkExternal link (Sustainable Transport), aided by a National Lottery grant.

Many routes aim to minimise contact with motor traffic, though 70% of them are on roads. In some cases the NCN uses pedestrian routes, disused railways, minor roads, canal towpaths, or traffic-calmed routes in towns and cities.

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Friday, 16 October, 2020   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 20 October, 2020
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Newport  Merstone 
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Isle of Wight 
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Cycle Route 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5296 8423 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:39.3209N 1:15.1304W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5298 8422
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