What better way to offset the overindulgence of Christmas Day than to head out on a Boxing Day walk?

After a cosy, and possibly chaotic, day at home celebrating Christmas with the family, getting out in the open air, stretching your legs, and taking in the beautiful scenery the Isle of Wight has to offer is, for many, the perfect follow up.

If you don’t get into the outdoors too often, or you’re getting bored of your usual green spaces, there are a plethora of locations to discover on the island – here are our suggestions.

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Isle of Wight Boxing Day walks

Isle of Wight County Press: Wrap up warm for a bracing walk this Boxing Day. Picture: PAWrap up warm for a bracing walk this Boxing Day. Picture: PA

Compton Bay
West Wight

If you feel like including a spot of fossil hunting to your Boxing Day walk, head to the beautiful Compton Bay.
The scenery is breathtaking and it's a great place for spotting wildlife too.

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Brading Marshes
Brading, Sandown

The only RSPB reserve on the Isle of Wight, Brading Marshes
offers a varied landscape of lagoons and ditches, reed beds and meadows, with a fringe of ancient woodland.

During winter keep an eye out for migrating wading birds passing through, joining other wildfowl feeding there.

Shalfleet Quay
Near Yarmouth

Start out from the New Inn pub in Shalfeet and you have yourself a lovely Boxing Day walk down to the quay.

Scentique and picturesque views await.

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Culver Down
North of Sandown

This chalk down offers breathtaking panoramic sea vews and a popular circular walk along with monuments and stunning chalk cliffs.

St Helens Duver
St Helens

If you have a four-legged friend joining you on your Boxing Day walk, head to St Helens Duver.

A great place to explore in the winter, at the top of the common you can enjoy dramatic views across the Solent and salt marsh.