Map sheet number 196 in the OS Landranger map series is the ideal map to use when planning a day trip or holiday in the Solent and Isle of Wight area. The area is famous for sailing, but there are also opportunities for a huge variety of walks and rides, including the epic 'round the island' route that can be 100km or more. The Isle of Wight is also a popular tourist destination, with The Needles, Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle and the IoW Steam Railway all proving popular. You can get to the Isle of Wight using a car ferry from Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington. You can also catch the unique hovercraft as a foot passenger from Southsea.