Nature at home and activities on site
We want you to have a wonderful time at our Blackgang Viewpoint site. We have produced a beautiful colouring sheet and an I-spy sheet suitable for both adults and children. You can also download a map of our site.
Our Bug Bunch encourages young rangers to visit all our sites.
On this page you will also find download files for our walking and cycling routes using Strava and Outdooractive.
It is our aim to make our sites as accessible as possible. Working with Sight for Wight we have produced an audio/video guide to Blackgang. Hello Everyone is actually a very useful and interesting tool whether or not your sight is impaired. We have also written an Access Statement for this site.
Please scroll down for all these links.
I Spy at Blackgang
Become A Bug Bunch Ranger
There are 31 bugs to collect in total, 1 on each of the Gift to Nature sites. If you manage to find 10 of them, you will earn a Bug Bunch medal.
Get started by choosing a site to visit. At the entrance, you will see an activity pillar. Which bug does it show? Record your discovery by writing the name of the site next to the bug on this downloadable sheet.
Enjoy your visit at that site then choose which one you’ll explore next…
Walks and Cycle Rides
To encourage you to travel further afield we have produced a series of walks and cycle rides. You are able to download our leaflet, or for more accurate guidance the maps are available via STRAVA and outdooractive.
Pepperpot Potter (walk) 1.6 miles 2.5 km EASY-ISH
Download from Strava https://www.strava.com/routes/2888036301204857032
Download from outdooractive https://www.outdooractive.com/en/route/hiking-route/pepperpot-potter/228648454/
Clifftop Stroll (Walk) 2.5 miles 4 km EASY-ISH
Download from Strava https://www.strava.com/routes/2888036385399177416
Download from outdooractive https://www.outdooractive.com/en/route/hiking-route/cliff-top-stroll/228648661/
Wydcombe Wander (Walk) 3.8 miles 6.1 km MEDIUM
Download from Strava https://www.strava.com/routes/2888036495291254984
Download from outdooractive https://www.outdooractive.com/en/route/hiking-route/wydcombe-wander/228649227/
Smugglers Country (Walk) 5.2 miles 8.3 km HARD GOING
Download from Strava https://www.strava.com/routes/2888036610100002946
Download from outdooractive https://www.outdooractive.com/en/route/hiking-route/smugglers-country/228649474/
A’ Hoy There! (Off-road cycle) 6.3 miles 10.1 km MEDIUM
Download from Strava https://www.strava.com/routes/2888011917185625394
Download from outdooractive https://www.outdooractive.com/en/route/mountain-biking/a-hoy-there-/228643472/
Tour de Whitwell (Off-road cycle) 7.6 miles 12.2 km MEDIUM-HARD
Download from Strava https://www.strava.com/routes/2888003906044035272
Download from outdooractive https://www.outdooractive.com/en/route/mountain-biking/tour-de-whitwell/228643365/
This access code is designed to give an audible description creating a mind’s eye view of the area to allow a visually impaired person to enter with confidence. It will describe the entrance, the size of the area, where to find further information or help and any major obstacles or features. Information has been produced by visually impaired people ensuring it is useful and accurate.
Access by scanning using a smart phone or tablet with internet access and the audio description can be played directly or downloaded.
Access Statement for Blackgang Viewpoint
We have written an Access Statement for this site. It is designed to aid access and help enjoyment for people with a variety of disabilities, and none. Access Statements include more detailed instructions on reaching and entering the site, details of what obstacles and facilities may be found and descriptions of internal paths. For people with sensory disabilities and neural diversity we also detail what can been seen, heard, smelt and touched.