Ditch four wheels…
…and enjoy a different view of the Isle of Wight
At Goodleaf, we know that getting around the Island can seem tricky without a car. But it’s actually very simple – there are loads of walks and cycle paths covering pretty much the entire Island. We also have a pretty decent bus service and a train line that runs from Ryde to Shanklin. And as it’s your holiday, you don’t need to go anywhere in a hurry right?! All the more reasons to ditch the wheels and enjoy a different view of the Isle of Wight!
As an extra incentive to get around on foot, bike or public transport we offer a 5% discount for climbers who come to Goodleaf without their car. Cycling to us is super easy, particularly from the Hovercraft or ferry – hop off the boat, cycle down the pier, turn left and you can cycle all along the front until you get to Appley Park. It’s a lovely flat ride and you can securely park your bike in the park or just bring it up to the Goodleaf tree.
Tell us you’re leaving the car behind when you book or use the code ‘nocar’ when you book online.
Places to stop on the way to Goodleaf
From the ferry or Ryde town centre to Goodleaf, it’s about two miles walking or cycling. And there is plenty to stop at on the way down to us. Just opposite the pier entrance is the main shopping street of Ryde, where you’ll find boutique shoppping and great eating places.
Ryde Esplanade and more
Further along you’ll pass Ryde Harbour, a couple of traditional seaside cafes, a sandpark, the swimming pool and, finally, the best thing about Ryde itself – our stunning golden sandy beaches and views over the Solent.
We’re always happy to help if you need advice on how to get to us by foot, bike or public transport. We can suggest the easiest and most family friendly cycle routes or short cuts from the bus stop – just get in touch.
If you’re coming to us from Southampton you can use the Red Jet or East Cowes Car Ferry just let us know and we’ll tell you which bus you need to get to Ryde.
However you travel, before you know it you’ll have reached Appley Park and you’re just a couple of minutes away from the Goodleaf tree – and all without a car!