Cycle, walk or ride along the route from Newport to Merstone.
Gift to Nature has added local art, nature facts and sculptured seating along the route to show you some of the nature bits which we find fascinating but can often be missed as you whiz along. You can take advantage of the footpaths and bridleways leading off the cycle track and venture up onto St Georges Down or explore the field networks to the south.
The project is set along a section of National Cycle Route 23 extending from Cowes to Sandown
In Merstone the nearest stop is Merstone Station, for Shide it is the Barley Mow Stop.
To access the route from Newport by car follow signs for Sandown via Blackwater Road (A3020). Continue into A3056 then turn right into Merstone Lane. The Station is on the right – after the village.
To get to Shide follow signs to Sandown via St Georges Way (A3020), after less than a mile turn right into Shide Road, the Troll Trail is on National Cycle Route 23 next to the river opposite National Tyres.
Merstone Station PO30 3DQ SZ526845
Shide PO30 1HL SZ503881