Tapnell Farm, Newport Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. PO41 0YJ
If you are travelling by car to the Island, you have a choice of car ferries departing from Southampton to East Cowes, Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth. You can also come across as foot passengers on these routes.
Other foot passenger routes, which are also quicker, include the Red Jet at Southampton to West Cowes, Wightlink Catamaran from Portsmouth to Ryde Pier Head and Hovertravel Hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde. All passenger routes connect to public transport.
Travel out of Newport on the B3323 following signs for Carisbrooke, then head straight across at the 3 successive mini roundabouts to reach the B3399 'The Middle Road'. Continue along The Middle Road for just over 7 miles until you see signs on the right for Tapnell Farm.
Bus Service: From 1 April - 30 September 2023 Southern Vectis are operating a bus service between Newport and Yarmouth, stopping at Tapnell Farm. The route number 27 has been renamed 'Summer Links'. Timetable here
Travel out of Yarmouth on the A3054 following signs for Newport then take the first right turn onto B3401, signposted to Ventnor. Continue on this road until it joins Wilmingham Lane, then carry on until the T-junction with the B3399 'The Middle Road'. Turn left here (signposted Brighstone and Newport) and follow road for just over 1.5 miles until you see signs for Tapnell Farm on the left. Please ignore first turning signposted “Tapnell” which is a residents-only entrance.
Bus Service: From 1 April - 30 September 2023 Southern Vectis are operating a bus service between Newport and Yarmouth, stopping at Tapnell Farm. The route number 27 has been renamed 'Summer Links. Timetable here
There is also a taxi rank at Yarmouth Bus Station, next to the Wightlink Ferry, with bus links available to elsewhere on the Island.
The Tapnell Trail is a popular 6 mile circular walking route which runs through the grounds of Tapnell Farm. You can start the walk at the estuary crossing by The Causeway in Freshwater, which coincides with the old railway cycle path which leads to Yarmouth. For map, click here