As part of an ambitious 5 year landscape conservation scheme focussed on the eastern end of the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Wight Ramblers and Natural Enterprise delivered a project designed to increase public access to and understanding of the Eastern Yar and its tributaries, along with Monkton Mead, Palmers Brook and Blackbridge Brook. Work included
- St Helens Footpath Improvements – Improvements to existing Rights of Way will ease access at St Helens Duver.
- Brading Marshes Footpath Improvements – Improvements to existing Rights of Way will ease access on the Yar River Trail at Brading which, links and provides access to the RSPB’s Brading Marsh Reserve and National Trust’s Grade 1 listed Bembridge Windmill.
- Yar Trail Refurbishment – Refurbishing some of the tired interpretation along the Yar River Trail, replacing milestones where they were missing or repairing where broken, increasing signage where required, and adding a summer path through Moreton Meadows.
- New Yar Trail Links – New marked trails using existing footpaths were created alongside the Wroxall Stream and Scotchells Brook.
- Activities – A number of walks and other activities were held to tell about the River.
- Interpretation – A new interpretation board was added at Brading Marsh.
- Footpaths were also improved along Wroxall Stream at French Mill, in America Wood and at Moreton Marsh.
Meanders and Reflections was part of the Down to the Coast Programme.