2020

SZ5090 : Red Squirrel Trail and NCN23, Newport

taken 4 years ago, near to Newport, Isle of Wight, England

Red Squirrel Trail and NCN23, Newport
Red Squirrel Trail and NCN23, Newport
As the Red Squirrel Trail leaves Newport, it joins a former railway route to Cowes. The railway closed in 1966.

This path also forms part of the route of National Cycle Network (NCN) 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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SZ5090, 42 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Malc McDonald   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 October, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 October, 2020
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5008 9017 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.5409N 1:17.5265W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 5007 9015
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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