Posts Tagged ‘Wight’

WEST WIGHT MOMENTS

wightpod

West Wight Moments . . . a selection of video clips from around our coastline Plus a few more short videos and a video postcard, too.   Round the Island Race, the Needles, 30 June 2012, from Wightpod on Vimeo West Wight Coast  from Wightpod on Vimeo Good Enough piano mix by George Ellinas Tennyson Monument […]


WELCOME BOARDS

Look out for the Welcome Boards with a map of West Wight. Locations include the Piano Cafe in Freshwater Bay and Off the Rails in Yarmouth.   The Piano Cafe, a cafe and mezze bar at Freshwater Bay, is opposite the thatched-roof church and just a short stroll from the beach. Homemade cakes are served with […]


WEST WIGHT HISTORIC LANDSCAPE

Wight tourism

West Wight has many historic reminders of a turbulent past within its landscape. The threat of invasion from France led to the construction of a number of unique buildings that still stand today. There is much evidence of long-standing settled communities, some of it seen most strikingly from the air; but many sites and treasures are hidden […]


WEST WIGHT: A SECRET TO SHARE

Isle of Wight

West Wight is the quiet side of the Island. The picturesque landscape of the West Wight is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Much of it is protected by the National Trust. But you’ll have heard of our most famous natural landmarks the Needles rocks and the coloured sands of Alum Bay. As […]


THE WILD WEST OF WIGHT

butterfly, Compton Down, Isle of Wight, West Wight

Wherever you are in West Wight you’ll be close to areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs), sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) and National Trust coastline. It’s easy to enjoy the simple pleasures of walking, cycling, watching birds and other wildlife, sketching and photography. Many village gardens are havens for wildlife with bird boxes, bug […]


WIGHT SURF HISTORY

Isle of Wight, surfing, Wight, history

The Wight Surf History Project celebrating 50 years of surfing on the Isle of Wight. The Wight Surf History Project tells the story of how surfing arrived and evolved on the Isle of Wight, and the lively characters involved in Island surfing since the early 1960s. In those days surfing was something of an experiment […]


ON THE DOWNS ABOVE COMPTON BAY

Above Compton Bay

  The Mottistone Long Stone, a five-metre tall sandstone megalith on the downs above Compton Bay, has a second stone lying at its foot. The remaining outlines of the original New Stone Age tomb and grass mound are well defined on the downs above Compton Bay. The barrow is aligned with the summer solstice sunrise. […]


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Editorial: Albany Associates
Photography (Gallery and Slideshow): Jason Swain