East lane

Where am I?

The map at the bottom of the page shows your current location and the route of the trail. You can get downloadable maps and GPS routes of the Red Squirrel Trail from our downloads page to help you find your way.

Which way?

At this point on the Red Squirrel Trail you have some choices.

  1. You can head north towards Newport, and then on to Cowes. This route follows the old railway line for most of the distance, with a short section through Newport on a mixture of cycle tracks and short on-road sections).
  2. You can head south towards Sandown on the old railway line. From here you can keep following the trail round the Sunshine Loop, arriving back here.
  3. You can tun off the railway path, following the trail up to the bridge and then turn right onto East Lane. This will take you onto the Sunshine Loop in an anticlockwise direction.

Please note: Parts of the Sunshine Loop section have more hills and uneven surfaces than the rest of the Red Squirrel Trail. One section passing through the Appuldurcombe Estate uses a cross-field bridleway best suited to all terrain bikes, however you can also dismount and follow a well surfaced footpath through this section instead, or follow an on-road diversion via Redhill Lane. These alternatives are shown on our downloadable map of this section. The route from Wroxall to Shanklin is along a well surfaced former railway line, and the route between Shanklin and Sandown follows a well surfaced flat, traffic-free route along the seafront.