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 has launched a new 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 will include:
- 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. We need volunteers to help us with this.
- Yar Trail Refurbishment – We will be refurbishing some of the tired interpretation along the Yar River Trail, replacing milestone where they are missing, and maybe even changing the route where there are opportunities for improvement.
- New Yar Trail Links – New marked trails using existing footpaths will be created alongside the Wroxall Stream and Scotchells Brook.
- Activities – We will lead a number of walks and other activities to tell you about the River. Details will be posted on our events page
- Interpretation – New interpretation will complement the works providing a new opportunity for audiences to learn about and enjoy the natural and cultural heritage of the watercourses across the landscape.
- Surveying – We want to make a photographic record of our rivers. We need your help. Click here for details.
Meanders and Reflections is part of the Down to the Coast Programme.