Search the site

Wightlink Reveals Closely-Guarded Island Secrets

Secret Wight coverIsle of Wight locations that are loved by locals but hardly known to visiting holidaymakers are revealed in our new booklet featuring a range of challenges, designed for adventurous families with enquiring minds. The closely-guarded Island secrets are unveiled in Secret Wight, a free 28-page colour booklet which takes as its inspiration the simpler family holidays enjoyed when today’s parents were children.

Wightcliff BaySecret Wight sets a range of discovery challenges for parents and children to conquer together on 10 different adventures, using Ordnance Survey grid references to guide them. By using the guide, families can set out on foot to find miles of virgin sand, rocky ledges sheltering below towering cliffs, other-worldly monster vegetation covering huge expanses of rock pools, flora and fauna rarely found on mainland Britain and even dinosaur bones that have been hidden for millions of years.

Hoy MonumentWith hidden locations around the Isle of Wight, each adventure has a different theme.  The Towers of Adventure sets a challenge to find an old lighthouse and centuries-old monument to a Russian Tsar that share a strange, other-worldly quality – one looking like a medieval rocket ship and the other like a homing beacon to attract aliens.

Dragon TreeThe Road to Adventure leads families along a long-forgotten road to an area known by insiders as ‘Little Colorado’ in the southern-most part of the IOW where there is a wildlife challenge to find the Glanville Fritillary, one of the UK’s rarest butterflies. On the Trees of Adventure, the quest is to find a tree resembling one of the talking Ents from The Lord of the Rings and another known to local children as the Dragon Tree. This adventure also provides the low-down on the best places to find the elusive red squirrels that thrive in the safe grey-free environment of the Isle of Wight.

If you are up for the challenge, download or request your copy of Secret Wight below and choose your mission.

Download the guide (10mb PDF)

Order a copy by post 

Secondary Navigation
Animal parks
Family Parks
History and Culture
Wight History Trail
Wight Church Trail
Secret Wight
Out & About on Foot
Eating Out
Eating In - Island Inspired
Brochures and Guides
Useful Links

Book online

Journey type
Method of transport

E-News Signup

Sign up here for our latest news and special offers

Website version

You are receiving the Mainland UK version of this website. You can change your preference to our Isle of Wight version.

Keep up-to-date

with our latest events, news and competitions by logging on to Facebook or Twitter.

Facebook Twitter