The Hoy Monument Walk

Grassland walk with stunning views

Route Information

This walk from the viewpoint car park, up over St Catherine’s down and along to the Hoy Monument is a grassy route that, unless there has been a lot of rain, is largely mud-free.

There are a couple of styles/gates to negotiate, and there are often Cows in the fields you must cross, so please keep dogs under control.

From the car park, cross the road and go up the steps into the field. Follow the path diagonally across the field. The incline slowly increases until you get to the style at the top, after which is down a little and then largely flat all the way to the Hoy Monument.

You can take the same route back or climb up the hill and visit ‘The Pepper Pot’, otherwise known as St Catherine’s Oratory

Free parking is available at the start of this route at the ViewPoint car park

Click here for directions

There are no facilities on this route, although there is a seasonal catering van usually at the car park

The Southern Vectis Route 6 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

Hoy Monument 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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