Camping on the Isle of Wight

8 June 2005

Had a really nice relaxing weekend last weekend camping over on the Isle of Wight. It was nice weather most of the time, but we had a lot of rain on the Friday afternoon, which was unfortunatly when we were at the far point of our walk (down to Alum Bay). We stayed at Stoats Farm Campsite in Totland, which was really convenient for walking, but a bit too far from the bus stop when it’s raining! We managed to do both of the geocaches that we’d planned to do (Vectis W and The Lord Palmerston) which was brilliant. The walks were really nice and the views were incredible - particularly from up on top of the Tennyson Downs. It was good to be able to check out our camping gear ready for the Summer, but unfortunatly our camping stove couldn’t cope with the wind. Although it did have a good side too - in that we went to the pub nextdoor to the campsite -

The Highdown Inn - where the food was excellent.

5 out of 5 stars - Ricky Moorhouse June 4, 2005

The Highdown Inn is a nice friendly inn on the edge of Tennyson Down. They have a nice selection on the standard menu, and a few blackboards of specials which included the Haloumi which I had. I was a little reluctant to go for the Haloumi, as I was concerned it might be bland or small - far from it! The portions were a good size and it was very tasty!!

Visit date: June 2005

Food eaten: Haloumi with Tomato and Onion, followed by Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Here are some of the pictures:

Isle of Wight camping