A Chine is a steep-sided river valley through soft eroding cliffs of Sandstone or clay. The Isle of Wight is home to at least 20 different chines including perhaps the most famous at Shanklin. Most, however, are in the AONB 'West Wight' area.
Fascinating folklore is attached to chines which have been linked to smuggling and shipwrecking.
Chines of the Isle of Wight is best suited to older children and adults
The following Chines of the Isle of Wight educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!
Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.