Isle of Wight

A gorgeous seaside location

Our tree climbing location is in a magnificent oak tree in the green heart of Appley Park, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1ND. There’s no office, building or centre, just a gorgeous tree in a green space by the sea.

Go retro and ignore the Sat Nav!

Please don’t rely on putting the postcode in your Sat Nav to get to us. Not all Sat Navs send you along the seafront to get to us and you can’t drive down Appley Lane to get to us – whatever your Sat Nav tells you!
It’s best to use ‘Ryde Inshore Rescue’ in your Sat Nav and read this page. Your Sat Nav might try to take you to Puckpool Park, but ignore it! We’re in Appley Park.
Please read the text we send you or read this page (or our leaflet or a map) 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.

Find us on Google Maps – just enter Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Print out a map and climber info: Goodleaf instructions


How to get to us from Ryde seafront (near the Waterside Pool)


Travel to us on foot – and get some money off!

family sitting under a tree

Bring your bike for a discount!

We also offer a 5% discount if you leave the car at home or at your accommodation and come to us by foot, bike and public transport. Just use the code ‘nocar‘ 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.

Download and print out a map: Goodleaf instructions

 


More about Appley Park & Beach

Appley is a slightly 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.

We suggest bringing a picnic, or eat at one of the great local cafes nearby. Our favourites are the Three Buoys and the Dell Cafe.  Appley Cafe is a traditional seaside cafe – perfect for a cup of tea or an ice cream.

Download our leaflet (including map):  Goodleaf Info

Some of our favourite accommodation is close by; The Seaview HotelVintage Vacations and Wight Locations.

Find more about what happens at Goodleaf Tree Climbing on our our FAQs page.


If you need some information about getting to the Isle of Wight on the car ferry, there’s a handy Goodleaf guide here.

Finding Goodleaf from Ryde Bus Station
(in a car/on foot/on a bike)

Goodleaf tree climbing directions

Sign in Appley Car Park – follow the arrow!

Finding Goodleaf from Sandown/Shanklin via car

the Goodleaf tree, tree climbing directions

Look for the Goodleaf tree

– Make your way to 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 playground and take the next left at the boat filled with plants.
– You should now be driving between the sea on your left and the Waterside Pool and boating lake with swans on your right.
– Take next left
– When you come to Appley Cafe/Three Buoys on your left and Ryde Inshore Rescue on your right, follow the road up the hill into the car park.
– This is an Isle of Wight Council car park and costs £2.00 for 2 hours, £3.40 for 4 hours.
– Walk to the top car park and look for the Goodleaf sign.
– Follow the direction of the arrow across the park until you see the tree with bunting – that’s us!

yellow directions to Goodleaf

Look for the yellow sign as you turn right go up the hill at Appley Cafe and Ryde Inshore Rescue.

 

– Take the A3055 via Brading
– Keep going towards Ryde until you’ve gone past the Tesco roundabout and McDonalds.
– Go over the traffic lights, keep going. When you reach the mini roundabout, keep on the A3055 and turn to the left
– Follow the road to the right down East Hill Road (A3055)
– You can see the sea!
– Keep on the A3055 and at the bottom of the hill follow the road around to the left so that the Waterside Pool is on your right.
– Take the very next right turn and drive along the seafront with the sea on your left and the Waterside Pool on your right.
– Keep going
– When you come to Appley Cafe/Three Buoys on your left and Ryde Inshore Rescue on your right, follow the road up the hill into the car park.
– This is an Isle of Wight Council car park and costs £2.00 for 2 hours, £3.40 for 4 hours.
– Walk to the top car park and look for the Goodleaf sign.
– Follow the direction of the arrow across the park until you see the tree with bunting – that’s us!