Set sail for Cowes Week 2015

Cowes Week has been putting the Isle of Wight firmly on the map since 1826 and is one of the UK’s most famous (and possibly poshest!) sporting events. It’s also one of the largest sailing regattas in the world.

Turkey oak in Northwood park


This  year, Goodleaf will be there to give people the chance for a completely different view ever – from the top of the gorgeous 25m high oak we’ve selected in Northwood Park. On the Friday, you’ll be able to to have a climb and make your way down to the front for the famous Cowes Week fireworks.





Here’s some more of our favourite ways to enjoy Cowes Week 2015:

Take a stroll down the Parade, past the Royal Yacht Squadron where you can watch the races launching and get a great view of the action on the water. Just around the corner on the Esplanade is a lovely grassy area, perfect for a picnic and a spot of people watching. If you’re in the mood carry on to Gurnard and enjoy a drink at the Woodvale pub.

Buy a coffee from local coffee producers Island Roasted who are in the marina. In our opinion they make a great flat white. Why not get your caffeine hit and shop local!

Shop – a couple of local boutiques we love are Live Like This and Pelham House Gallery.

Solent view from CowesRelax in Northwood Park. This historic house and park has an air of gentile charm and being slightly off the beaten track it’s a great place to relax…or go for a flight on the big wheel! Or climb a tree of course…



For more on Cowes Week and the full itinerary have a look at the official website.
And to get you in the mood, here’s a gorgeous vintage film from 1922.