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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.

Hedgelayers’ Supper

After our very evening enjoyable knees-up last year we’re repeating it with an informal and fun evening open to all at the Quay Arts.

The hedgelaying competition is free because of the generous support of Landscape Therapy and many other sponsors – but we can always do more. This year we’re raising funds for Gift to Nature and hedgelaying on the Isle of Wight – we’ll be putting on a hedgelaying training event this autumn to encourage some new faces into the 2018 competition. Continue reading

Sandman Snowman 2017

Our annual Sandman Snowman event will take place 19th February at 11am on Small Hope Beach Shanklin.

Do you want to build a sandman?
You bring your wellies and spades. We bring carrots and coal! Free event but donations to Gift To Nature are very welcome. Small Hope Beach Shanklin, next to the sailing club. Continue reading

Return to the Mummies’ Caves!

Last Autumn we mentioned our plans to apply for Heritage Lottery Fund monies to ‘rediscover’ the cement kilns at Dodnor. Affectionately known as ‘the Mummies Caves’ by local children who played there many years ago, the structures have now become overgrown and the site is no longer open to the public for strong safety reasons, and because of the wildlife it now supports.
We have had a lot of positive response, and so we are holding a walk and talk around the site on Saturday 14th January. Continue reading