This is a flat easy walk of 6 miles from Ryde Pier Head to Seaview and back with pleasant Solent views and an option to shorten to 4 miles on an individual basis. The terrain is mainly promenade or paved with a parkland detour or sandy beach. We plan to have lunch at The Boathouse at Seaview. There can also be a stop for ice creams. There are toilets along the route.
The plan is to pre-arrange car sharing to ease a parking charge of £12 at the Historic Dockyard car park. We then meet at the Wightlink Fastcat waiting area at the end of Portsmouth Harbour station in good time for the 10.15am sailing. The return fare (at the time of writing) is £18 if purchased at the terminal or a little more if purchased in advance via Ferries Direct. Allow plenty of time if purchasing tickets at the terminal. The return is likely to be on a 3.45 or 4.45 crossing from Ryde Pier Head.
Footwear - light walking shoes/sandals/beach shoes. Walking boots not required.