Three Forts Walk

Golden Hill Fort, Fort Albert & Fort Victoria

Route Information

This is a circular walk that can be started at either Yarmouth or at Fort Victoria where there is ample parking and facilities such as toilets, cafes and pubs. If travelling by bus, then Yarmouth bus station is the best place to start from.

Leaving Yarmouth, head toward the old railway track and head south towards Freshwater. The route is flat and will be largely dry unless there has been a lot of rain!

At the end of the track, take a right over the bridge and head up the lane, past the church and Red Lion Pub.

Cross the road at the end of the lane and take the path that runs along the back of Freshwater village, turning right when you get to the school.

Follow this path up to Golden Hill Fort, and along the lane to the road where you will need to cross to the left, then along Monks Lane.

This takes you up to the top above Fort Albert. Take the path to the right at the holiday park entrance and you will come across the viewpoint across to Hurst Castle.

Continue through the woods the Fort Victoria, and from there along the beach to Yarmouth Harbour and back to the start of the circular walk

There are a couple of places to start this walk. If starting at Fort Victoria, there is ample free parking. If starting at Yarmouth, there is a large pay and display parking

This route has a number of facilities, mainly in the town of Yarmouth and Fort Victoria. 

Yarmouth has a number of pub and cafes, including Gossips Cafe in Yarmouth Square, and Off The Rails Cafe on the old rail track. There are also public toilets in Yarmouth.

Fort Victoria has a small cafe and public toilets.

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

Route 7 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

Three Forts 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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