Tree Climbing Special Offer
We’d like to offer everyone a 5% tree climbing discount if you leave the car behind when you visit us.
So to encourage you, here’s a little run down of how best to get to us by public transport. We’re really easily accessible from buses, boats, trains and hovercrafts. Plus it’s nice and flat along the sea front; perfect for a stroll or a cycle.
The nearest (passenger only) ferry is the Wightlink boat that comes in at the ‘wet’ end of the pier. From here you can either take the train to Ryde Esplanade and walk to us. Or, simply walk down the pier (which is glorious on a sunny day) and carry on. Here’s the timetable. It’s about a 25 minute walk to us from Ryde Esplanade, add another 10 minutes on if you want to talk down the pier. You can bring your bikes on the ferry too.
Next up, fly and climb with the Hovercraft. This lands close to Ryde Esplanade station s0 it’s about 25 minutes walk to get to us. Full timetable here. You can bring a couple of bikes on the Hovercraft, but please, check with them first.
Ryde Esplanade is the bus and train station rolled into one. You can get trains (they’re actually retired London tube trains!) all the way to Shanklin (and you can also connect with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway) or you can get buses that will take you all over the Isle of Wight. We can give you more bus and train information depending on where you’re coming from, please just ask…
Coming by bus from Sandown, Bembridge, Seaview on the Number 8 bus? Or maybe you’re on the Number 3 bus from Newport going via Ventnor, Shanklin, Sandown. Either way, if you get off at St Johns Church Ryde, there’s a ‘locals’ foot path that can take you to us quick smart. Just turn left off the bus, cross at the lights, walk on past the school driveway and take the very next turning down Appley Lane. Walk on and at the crossroads in the lane, turn right, walk on and half way along look to your left. You’ll see our tree with bunting all around it.
Bring your bike
Appley Park has a super bike route along the sea front. You need to share the way with pedestrians, but it’s a lovely cycle route. You can lock your bike up on the seafront or you can push it over to the tree where it will be safe while you climb. The Waterside Pool nearby has a new installed kit of pump and tools for any repairs you might need to make.
So please do take advantage of our special offer and leave the car behind when you visit Goodleaf – you’ll save yourself 5% on any climb you book.