Isle of Wight

A gorgeous seaside location

Our tree climbing location is in a magnificent oak tree in Appley Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight. There’s no office, building or centre, just a gorgeous tree in a green space by the sea. We’re tucked away in the bottom corner of the park – you’ll see the bunting around the base of the tree.

Appley is a hidden gem. Some of our climbers who have been coming to the Isle of Wight for years have told us that they didn’t know it existed. It’s right on the outskirts of Ryde and forms part of a great coastal walk along to Seaview.

The park is full of lovely trees, green spaces and areas of ancient woodland and used to be part of the grounds of a large manor house. We have a free to use orienteering course in the park – you can download the materials for it here. The beach that runs alongside the park is safe and sandy – it’s great for children of all ages. When the tide is out you can walk for miles – literally.

If you have younger children with you there’s a great, secure children’s play area (with pirate ship climbing frame) between us and the seafront.

Our location

The Goodleaf Tree, Appley Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight

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Car Parking

2021 update: Appley Car Park is closed due to repairs by Southern Water. You cannot drive to Appley Car Park.
Please park in Puckpool Car Park, Puckpool Hill, PO34 5AR.
The walk from Puckpool Car Park to our tree takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Please read the text we send you or read the directions further down this page to get to us. If you’re lost or late on the way, call Paul on 07970033209 or try the office on 0333 800 1188.

 

Getting to Goodleaf by car? Here’s a video to help

 

Travel to us without a car and get 5% off

We also offer a 5% discount if  you travel to us without a car. Come by foot, bike and public transport and get 5% off. Just tick the box when you book.
Our tree in Appley Park is a 25 minute (mainly flat!) walk along the esplanade from the ferry, hovercraft,  bus and train terminals in Ryde.

If you’re coming from Southampton, you can take the ferry and bus to get to us.

Finding Goodleaf from Ryde town (Bus Station) via car


Puckpool Park Entrance

– Start at Ryde Bus Station (PO33 2HE)
– With the bus station and the sea on your left drive along Ryde Esplanade (A3055)
– Drive past Peter Pan’s Funfair and keep going, past the Waterside Pool on your left, around the bend to the right, and up the hill (East Hill Road).
– At the top of East Hill Road go past Oakfield School on your left and straight through the mini roundabout onto Appley Road (B3330).
– Follow Appley Rd approximately 500 metres then turn left, at the end of the field, onto Puckpool Hill. Follow the brown signs to The Boathouse.
– When you reach the bottom of the hill and see the first building, turn off the road to the left into Puckpool Park through the gates.
– Pass The Old Barracks Café on your right.
– Follow the drive around a 90 degree bend to the left.
– There are 2 sections of car park. 1 is near the play park, the other is further on, closer to the coast.
– This is an Isle of Wight Council car park and costs £2.90 for 1-2 hours, £4.80 for 2-4 hours.
–  Once you’ve parked, walk away from Puckpool Café, through the car park, and follow the path at the end of the 2nd car park. It joins the path beside the beach (The Dell Café is on the right).
– Turn left on the footpath and follow it, with the beach on your right, until you walk up a slight rise to an intersection.
– At the intersection turn left and follow the path up the hill looking for our Goodleaf flag.
-When you get to the flag turn right and walk through the trees towards the bunting around our tree.

 

Finding Goodleaf from Sandown or Shanklin via car

the Goodleaf tree, tree climbing directionsLook for the Goodleaf tree

– Take the A3055 via Brading
– Keep going towards Ryde until you’ve gone past the Tesco roundabout and McDonalds.
– Go straight through at the traffic lights. When you reach the mini roundabout, turn right onto Appley Road.
– Follow Appley Rd approximately 500 metres then turn left, at the end of the field, onto Puckpool Hill. Follow the brown signs to The Boathouse.
– When you reach the bottom of the hill and see the first building, turn off the road to the left into Puckpool Park through the gates.
– Pass The Old Barracks Café on your right.
– Follow the drive around a 90 degree bend to the left.
– There are 2 sections of car park. 1 is near the play park, the other is further on, closer to the coast.
– This is an Isle of Wight Council car park and costs £2.90 for 1-2 hours, £4.80 for 2-4 hours.
–  Once you’ve parked, walk away from Puckpool Café, through the car park, and follow the path at the end of the 2nd car park. It joins the path beside the beach (The Dell Café is on the right).
– Turn left on the footpath and follow it, with the beach on your right, until you walk up a slight rise to an intersection.
– At the intersection turn left and follow the path up the hill looking for our Goodleaf flag.
-When you get to the flag turn right and walk through the trees towards the bunting around our tree.

Finding Goodleaf from Ryde Bus Station via foot or bike

Appley Tower

– Make your way to Ryde Bus Station (PO33 2HE).
– With the bus station and the sea on your left head along Ryde Esplanade (A3055).
– Go past Peter Pan’s Funfair.
– Take the first left (at the boat planted with flowers).
– Follow this road, keeping the beach on your left, and the lake on your right, until you come to an intersection.
– Turn left at the intersection and follow the road until it veers right (at the café). At this point turn off the road and follow the beach path, keeping the sea on your left. This is where Southern Water are very busy!
– Go past Appley Tower.
– 150 metres past Appley Tower, just past the owl carving, take the right fork in the path that leads away from the beach and up a hill.
– Look out for the Goodleaf flag.
-When you get to the flag turn right and walk through the trees towards the bunting around our tree.