I'm leading this drive around the
island (reverse direction this time) on Sunday July 1st, although use of forward gears is allowed!
Meet at Bluebells Cafe at
Briddlesford Farm on the IOW (PO33 4RY) in time to start the drive at
11:00am. Bluebells Cafe is open from 9:30am for breakfasts, coffee etc. and is a
15 minutes drive from both East Cowes and Fishbourne ferry terminals.
Those travelling from Pompey suggest either 09.00 or 09.30 Wightlink ferries.
Those travelling from Soton suggest 09.00 Red Funnel ferry.
Suggest book return 17.30 (either route). Also check out special offers on line nearer the time and try to book 10 days in advance. Current standard day return £43.50/42.50 WL/RF respectively.
There will be several stops including a break in the journey for lunch.
The route will take in Culver Down, Bembridge, skirt Ryde and Newport then proceed on to Cowes/Gurnard.
will be a short stopover at Newtown then onto Yarmouth, then Totland
(no Needles this time) and Freshwater Bay, then onto Sun Inn at
Huverstone for lunch.
Back along the S Coast to Ventnor for a short stop, then via Whitwell to finish at Godshill, which is no more than 30 min drive from Fishbourne/East Cowes return ferries.
It would be helpful if you could reply to this post if you plan to come along, just so I have some idea of numbers. Sun Inn is currently booked for 20.