Appley Park Picture Frame

Appley Park Picture Frame

With support from Goodleaf Tree Climbing and the Isle of Wight Council we have commissioned and installed a wonderful new feature at Appley Park. Made by creatives Dave Badman and Lisa Long at Ecclestone George.

The #RydeFrame is the perfect place to take a selfie with Ryde’s iconic Appley Tower.




How to get there

On foot/By bike –  Go east from Ryde Esplanade and Appley Park is well signed.

By bus – Take any bus to Ryde Esplanade bus station and walk east. (Bus Timetables)

By Car – Drive east along Ryde Esplanade and follow signs for Appley Park. There is an Isle of Wight Council pay and display car park at Appley Park.


The frame is accessed from a woodland path skirting Appley Park. The path is relatively flat. The nearest public toilets are on Eastern Esplanade what3words ///summer.closes.ropes which are a ten minute flat walk, and there are closer toilets in the nearby cafes.

What to look out for

Its all about the view! Appley Tower was built in the 19th Century as part of the Appley Towers Estate. Looking carefully there are two more towers spanning history– the Round Tower and Spinnaker Tower. The internationally designated Ryde Sands and Solent is hugely important for birds, particularly in winter. Look at the Sea Forts, built on shifting sand and made famous in Doctor Who. Or use your imagination to take you to the Solent at a time of war – hear the sounds of the Mary Rose sailing out of Portsmouth and sinking, or Nelson’s Victory sailing off for a skirmish.

Managing the site

Appley Park is managed by Isle of Wight Council.

Get involved

There are various ways you can help improve and maintain our sites. We rely on volunteers to help with many tasks on our sites and also need people who are happy to regular visit the site be our “eyes and ears”, this means we can respond much quicker to issues. Our shop raises money to support our work and needs a team of volunteers. Or maybe you would like to help us with events. Find out more here.

You can also help by becoming one of our regular supporters. Even giving a few pounds each month can make a real difference, with your donation being invested into site management and improvement work to benefit site visitors and look after our precious wildlife. Sign up here.