On our second day at Southland C&MC Site we visited Shanklin, Shanklin Chine and Shanklin Old Village about 4.5 miles away. We travelled there by taxi then walked around the different areas.
Beginning at the Old Village, we walked down through Shanklin Chine (which, incidentally, brings you out at a quaint old Inn called the Fisherman’s Inn which turned out to be the pub we’d been chasing the day before! Hurrah! we thought … but it was closed 🙄). Clearly not meant to be! 😄
The Chine is a lovely natural leafy gorge and the island’s oldest attraction. It’s enchanting to stroll through, with a waterfall and nature galore. It brought us out down at the beach below, although obviously you can do the route in reverse. We paid £4.60 each entry fee + gift aid.
After spending time on the beach taking photos and watching the waves crashing in for a while, we walked a little further along the prom into and around Shanklin.
Afterwards we rode the old cliff lift back up and walked the scenic coastal path back into Shanklin Old Village where we enjoyed a delicious meal at the thatched Old Village Inn before getting a taxi back to site.
Another day gone in flash. The next day we were getting back on our bikes to visit Sandown.
Suzie & Bri