The Needles Headland Walk

The Needles Headland Walk

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3km
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This is a walk up from the Needles Pleasure Park in Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, to the headland where the famous Needles are.
Although the walk goes up a hill and might look far from the car park, it’s doesn’t take too long and is a fairly easy walk.

Note that the path runs next to the cliff edge, so keep an eye on the kids.

At the top of the headland, there are some old gun batteries. One is now looked after the National Trust, where you can explore and look out at the Needles.
As you walk over the headland to the south side of the hill, you’ll see an old concrete structure. At first, I thought this was part of the WW2 defences, but it was actually where they tested rockets. Our very own Cape Canaveral!

Route Map
Map of walking route on the Needles Headland
Full route details can be found on
OS Maps, Ordnance Survey
Planning your visit
General Facilities
Parking
Toilets
Dogs Welcome
Cafe

You have to pay for parking at the Needles Pleasure park. You’ll also find toilets there and plenty of places to eat.

How to get here

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