Author Archives: Carol Flux

Eastern Yar and Pooh Stick Challenge

Walk along a section of the Eastern Yar discussing the history of the river, challenges it faces and possible remedies. Collect twigs en-route for a major tournament!

Date: 6/5/2017    Start Time: 14:00 pm Start location: Public car park, School Lane, Newchurch

Grid ref: 551 798   Duration: 2.50 hours, 3.00 miles        Booking advised – 01983 201565

Cost: Suggested donation of £2.00 to Gift to Nature

Pig Leg Lane – The Story

The meadows at Pig Leg Lane have sat within the Island’s agricultural landscape for over 4000 years and the archaeological evidence of its long history still survives today.
Dr Ruth Waller will be giving a talk explain the archaeological clues left behind by our ancestors who farmed the land since the Bronze Age. From the evidence for the lives of our prehistoric ancestors to the landscape changes brought about by the coming of the railways and Victorian industry, the Pig Leg Lane site tells the story of how people from the past have used the land around Monktonmead Brook if you know how to recognise the clues left behind on the ground. Come along and learn the human history of this wonderful piece of our natural heritage.

Wednesday 8th March at 7pm, All Saints Hall, Ryde

FREE EVENT but donations to Gift To Nature most welcome.
Please call the Gift To Nature events line 01983 201565 to book, or email events@gifttonature.org.uk .

There is no charge, but donations can be made to Gift To Nature.