Shanklin Down offers, perhaps, the widest view of any summit on the Island. It's just a few metres shy of the Island's highest point (which is St Boniface Down; just a pleasant stroll along the ridge from here). From the trig. point which marks its summit, you can see right across East Wight and out to the Nab Tower lighthouse off the Island's eastern coast; across Central Wight and all the way out to the Needles Headland (the Needles themselves are just out of view behind the cliff that sticks out); across the Ventnor Downs to the Pepperpot (on another peak just shy of the highest point); and over the Solent to Portsmouth and Southampton.
May 14, 2019
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