Tree-climbing to Surfing, the Island has something to offer all it's visitors

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If it's an outdoor activity holiday you're looking for then the Isle of Wight is the place to be !

165 miles of bridleways, 500 miles of footpaths and a 62 mile cycle network the Island caters for all levels of riding, walking and biking

Watersport fans are well looked after with tuition & hire options for SUP's, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Sailing and Surfing


Ninham is the ideal location to base yourself, if cycling is your thing, with bridleways starting from site leading you directly onto local cycle routes.

There are cycling routes to suit everyone, with a choice of challenging off-road bridleways, peaceful byways and level purpose-made tracks on former railway lines, all within minutes of the site.

Within an area of just 147 square miles you will find over 200 miles of cycle routes enticing you into the countryside or along the coast. CLICK HERE for Isle of Wight Cycle Routes



The Isle of Wight is obviously an ideal destination for a fishing holiday as the Island is surrounded by water! Whether boat, coarse or beach fishing, the visiting angler is very well catered for.

We have a large private coarse fishing pond on site at Ninham, stocked with carp, roach, perch & rudd, set in the wooded valley, its the centre piece of Ninham, and its the perfect place to relax, ‘kick back & relax’ with a cold beer and think of nothing but whats on the end of your line!
Charged at a daily rate £5 / weekly £30.

The sea angler has 64 miles of coastline available to choose from, with bass, rock salmon, conger, plaice and rays, to name but a few, that can all be caught. For the visiting boat angler, the English Channel and the more sheltered Solent provides huge scope, whether from your own boat or a charter trip.

Please use the map below, to see some of the course & sea fishing venues & shops on the Island

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The Isle of Wight is reputed to have more footpaths per square mile than any other English county.

From a 60 mile coastal path, to easy circular routes, and short town trails - there are over 500 miles of well maintained paths on an island that measures 23 by 15 miles

There are 2 footpaths & 2 bridleways all leading in different directions, and all accessible directly from Ninham Country Holidays.

The Coastal Path can be walked in four days at a leisurely pace. The coastline is varied from white chalk cliffs to quiet estuaries. Almost half of the coastline is designated "Heritage Coast", a definition applied only to coastlines of the highest quality and unspoilt nature and more than half of the Island is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Inland the chalk downlands are the home to many unique wild flowers and fauna, and the Island has some of the most picturesque villages in the country.

CLICK HERE for GPS Walking Routes 

CLICK HERE for Illustrated Walking Routes 



Surrounded by water and open to the Atlantic swells & winds from the west, its no wonder the Isle of Wight is fast becoming the capital of extreme sports in Britain

With water all around you, there's always somewhere with the right tide, wind, or swell to surf, windsurf, kayak, kitesurf or sail.

Wight Waters activity centre is just 15min by bike from Ninham , providing fun & professional watersports activites in the safe sandy Sandown Bay.

Offering a broad range of water-based activities and tuition to suit all needs from the total beginner to the most advanced level. Their dedicated staff teams will ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime

iSurf Mobile Surf School, provide quality tuition for anyone wanting to learn to surf. iSurf offer a unique training experience as they are mobile they are able to take their equipment to locations around the Isle of Wight according to what the weather dictates, providing the best conditions for learning.

Please see the map showing just some of the Islands surf/kite/kayak options

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Tree Climbing

Experience the unique adventure activity of tree climbing on the beautiful Isle of Wight with GoodLeaf Tree Climbing: Green Island Tourism business of the year 2007

Join Goodleaf and enjoy the unique experience of ascending into the canopy of a magnificent oak tree in a historic seaside park in Ryde

Goodleaf's tree climbing sessions are run by experienced staff who show you the ropes so that you safely scale the heights of their 70 foot oak tree

Once you’re in the canopy, you can enjoy beautiful sea views, relax in our special tree top hammocks or challenge yourself to climb as much as you want to

All climbs need to be booked in advance but we can often do short notice

Ninham guests receive a 10% discount on the prices below, for groups of 4 or more for the 2 hour session. Please just mention 'Ninham' when you book 

 Bookings call 0333 800 1188 or email


Scuba Diving

Try scuba diving in our outdoor heated swimming pool

Just turn up and 'Have a Go'

Sessions in the Pool - Every Monday in the school holidays at 7pm.  

£9 per 30min session.