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Getting to know Wroxall Stream

Walk along part of the stream and surrounding countryside and discuss the challenges it faces, how local organisations are tackling these and how you can help.

Date: 13/5/2016       Start Time: 10:30 AM

Start location: Public car park, St Martin’s Road, Wroxall    Grid ref: 551 798

Bus:3, Wroxall Church     Duration: 3.50 hours, 6.00 miles

Cost: Suggested donation of £2 to Gift to Nature     Booking not essential – 01983 201565

Walk Leader: Carol FluxPicture1

Three Quarries

You know one quarry – you might know two – but do you know all three? Explore the historic quarries on Brading Down, discover how and why they were made. Walk includes steep climbs and hazardous drops. Please follow walk leader’s instructions on the day. Walk route is weather dependent.

Date: 12/5/2016        Start Time: 14:00 PM           Start location: Brading Down car park, Bully’s Hill

Grid ref: 599 868           Bus:2,3, Yarbridge            Picture1Duration: 1.50 hours, 2.00 miles

Cost: £2 donation to Gift to Nature

Booking not essential – 01983 201565

Walk Leader: Matthew Chatfield

Food & Farming

A ramble around Brighstone discussing how farming has shaped the landscape and how local businesses support local products. Optional lunch at the end of the walk (at own expense).

Date: 11/5/2016      Start Time: 10:30 AM            Start location: The Village Shop, Brighstone

Grid ref: 428 828        Bus:12, Three Bishops       Duration: 2.50 hours, 4.00 miles

Cost: Suggested donation of £2 to Gift to Nature

Walk Leader: Graham BissPicture1

Cowes Quiz Walk and Treasure Hunt

This fantastic Cowes Quiz walk and Treasure Hunt, is a self-guided walk, celebrating Cowes’ natural and built heritage. Teams comprise of up to four people.

Date: 6/5/2016         Start Time: 18:30 PM            Start location: Moocow, 55 Cross Street, Cowes

Grid ref: 496 961        Bus:1, Cowes Carvel Lane          Duration: 2.00 hours, 3.00 miles

Cost: Suggested donation of £5 per team to Gift to Nature        Booking advised – 01983 201565

Walk Leader: Carol FluxPicture1

The Island’s newest Country Park

Walk through the suburbs of Newport and then back through some rolling countryside to discover the Isle of Wight’s newest country park, see three hidden streams, a stump garden and gigantic eel.

Date: 5/5/2016      Start Time: 14:00 PM          Start location: Matalan car park

Grid ref: 502 887        Duration: 2.00 hours, 4.00 miles

Cost: £2 donation to Gift to Nature         Booking not essential – 01983 201565

Walk Leader: Matthew ChatfieldPicture1

Changing Chines

Learn more about the continually changing Island Chines and hear something positive about coastal erosion for a change! The fantastic coastal views are thrown in free!

Date: 4/5/2016        Start Time: 14:00 PM     Start location: Brook Chine car park

Grid ref: 386 836       Bus:12, Brook Chine     Duration: 3.00 hours, 4.00 miles

Cost: Suggested donation of £2 to Gift to Nature      Booking not essential – 01983 201565

Walk Leader: Martin & Susan GibsonPicture1

Pootle round Parkhurst Forest

A family friendly short walk in Parkhurst Forest including visit to the Gift to Nature Red Squirrel hide, to try and get a glimpse of the Island’s most iconic mammal.

Date: 2/5/2016       Start Time: 14:00 PM       Start location: Parkhurst Forest car park

Grid ref: 479 899   Bus:1,  Duration: 1.50 hours, 2.00 miles  Booking not essential – 01983 201565

Cost: Suggested donation of £2 to Gift to NaturePicture1

Walk Leader: Martin & Susan Gibson

 

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 NaturePicture1

Walk Leader: Carol Flux