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Chines of the IW

Chines of the Isle of Wight

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Part of the IW Coastal Trail

What IS a Chine?

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.



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Chines of the Isle of Wight is best suited to older children and adults


Chines of the Isle of Wight is best suited to older children and adults

Educational Resources for Chines of the Isle of Wight

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.

Chines of the Isle of Wight is proud to be part of the Island Classroom

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