Lakeside Park Hotel & Spa Location
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Isle of Wight
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Location & Local Attractions
The Isle of Wight is only minutes away from the mainland and so easy to reach - yet it is a world apart. This diamond-shaped island has a magic all of its own and is one of the UK's sunniest and warmest places. Measuring 23 miles by 13 miles, the Island lies just off England's South Coast. But no passport is needed for the short sea crossing and once you've landed on the Isle of Wight everything is within easy reach from the Lakeside Park Hotel's perfect location.
Boasting award-winning beaches, unspoilt and spectacular scenery and a rich historical heritage - there are attractions, activities and adventures to suit visitors of all ages and nationalities. Discover picturesque villages, spectacular cliffs, downland, sandy beaches, rich farmlands, creeks, marshland, river valleys, and a rich diversity of wildlife, flora and fauna.
More than half the Island is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with 500 miles of award-winning public footpaths and bridleways, while almost 30 miles of its seashore is Heritage Coast.
Exploring the Isle of Wight
Within an area of just 147 square miles (3,800 hectares) over 500 miles of carefully maintained and well-signposted rights of way can be found. Leafy lanes, footpaths and bridleways wind their way from coast to coast through green valleys, meadows, forests and over downland, passing thatch and stone, sea and sand, ancient churches and manor houses.
Cycling holidays on the Isle of Wight
Follow a 62 mile route through some of the Island's best scenery, mainly using quieter lanes, signed with a white bike (clockwise) and a blue bike (anticlockwise), or perhaps tackle a more demanding route using the well signposted bridleways and byways by mountain bike.
Horse riding on the Isle of Wight
There are wonderful opportunities to explore the Island's vast network of bridleways, some of which have been in use since the Stone Age. Enjoy the panoramic views from these high tracks used by drovers, horsemen and carters, long before our present roads were built or a leisurely ride through ancient woodlands and sweet-scented meadows.
Explore cliff top walks, beaches and coastal woodland. The wonderfully varied and unspoilt coastline scenery is probably the Island's finest natural asset, from glistening chalk cliffs overlooking clear waters to the tranquil estuaries which meander inland. Whatever attracts you to the seashore, whether it is beachcombing, bird watching, rockpooling, bathing or just watching the world go by, the Island's coast will certainly provide inspiration as well as contentment. There are two stretches of "Heritage Coast" covering nearly half of the Island's 60 mile (97km) coastline. This designation is only applied to coastlines of the highest quality of unspoilt nature in England and Wales.
Buses reach all corners of the Island and you often get an interesting perspective of the countryside from the top deck of a bus. Trains connect passenger ferries at Ryde with Sandown and Shanklin. Stops along the way include a connection with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.