Headon Warren Walk

Panoramic views of the western approaches

Route Information

This walk has spectacular views across the western approaches to the Solent, and across to the mainland and Hurst Castle. 

It’s a great walk for sunset photos!

The route starts to the east of the warren with on-road parking on Cliff Road, and take the track heading west. The path is usually well-drained and dry for the whole route.

Once at the top, take the right-hand split and follow the path round to the far end where you can usually get stunning photos of the needles in the distance.

On the way back, take the right-hand side and loop back around the paths to the start of the walk. On the way back you will have views across the Alum Bay valley below, Tennyson Monument and the white cliffs above Freshwater Bay in the distance.

There is limited on-road parking at the eastern start of this route on Cliff Road. You can get directions to the paring area below.

Click here for directions

There are no facilities on this route, although there are convenience shops, takeaways and pubs in nearby Totland.

The Southern Vectis Route 7 goes past the start/end of this walk.

Route 6 bus timetable

You can download a printable map of the walk below:

Printable Map (PDF)

You can download a GPX file for the route below:

GPX Route Map

Route Map

Headon Warren Walk Gallery

Walking Gear

OS Explorer Active OL29 Isle of Wight

OS Explorer Active OL29 Isle of Wight

Map sheet number OL29 in the OS Explorer map series is the perfect map for your days out and holidays on the Isle of Wight.

FitLife Hiking Walking Trekking Poles

FitLife Hiking Walking Trekking Poles

Anti Shock, Absorbing Poles - With the High Quality 7 Series Aviation Aluminum Material. Ideal for Island walking.

Chilly's Leak-Proof, BPA-Free Bottles

Chilly's Leak-Proof, BPA-Free Bottles

Double-wall insulation maintains temperatures inside. food-grade stainless steel leak-proof drinking bottle.

Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

Ultra-light. Ultra-durable. Ultra-awesome. The backpack is perfect for day-to-day use for walking on the Isle of Wight.

Travel Water Bottle for Dogs & Pets

Travel Water Bottle for Dogs & Pets

Ideal for walking and travelling with your dog, and includes a bottle carabiner that can be attached to your backpack.

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