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What's On?

EVENTS


The IW AONB partnership are delivering a rolling programme of walks. To see what's going on in the coming months click on the links to the left. 

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MAY 2021

 

Name Matt and Cat's Ryde Food Walk 
Date Mon 17 May
Times 1230-1330
Venue Ryde Pier Cafe, Western Gardens, Ryde Esplanade, Ryde PO33 2EA
Cost FREE
Description    

A stroll around the streets of Ryde with the Island's notorious restaurant reviewers. Discover new venues and learn about places you wish you'd eaten in - and find out why you can't.

Transport All bus and train routes to Ryde Esplanade
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/matt-and-cats-ryde-food-walk-tickets-153535995295 

 

 

Name Matt and Cat's Newport Food Walk
Date Mon 24 May
Times 1230 - 1330
Venue By war memorial, St Thomas Square, Newport, PO30 1SL All bus routes to Newport Bus Station
Cost FREE
Description    

A stroll around the streets of Newport with the Island's notorious restaurant reviewers. Discover new venues and learn about places you wish you'd eaten in - and find out why you can't.

Transport All bus routes to Newport Bus Station
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/matt-and-cats-newport-food-walk-tickets-153538063481

 

Frankie and Chris adventurers

Name The Trail of Two Forts with Frankie and Chris
Date Tues 25 May
Times  18.00 – 20.00 (5 miles) 
Venue

18:00: Yarmouth Bus Station, River Road Yarmouth PO41 0PG

Cost FREE
Description    

A Trail of two Forts (featuring Fort Victoria, Golden Hill Fort, coast and countryside)

Chris and Frankie are accomplished adventure walkers who have travelled the world bagging Everest Base Camp, the Inca Trail, New Zealand’s Tongariro Crossing, the Lycian Way, Camino de Santiago as well as, closer to home, The Coast to Coast, West Highland Way and all of Wainwrights 214 Lakeland tops. Join them for a series of short walks exploring some of their favourite places at home on the Island. Chris and Frankie are also directors of the New Carnival Company, who work across the Island on carnival and outdoor events, including a number of projects with IW AONB.   

Please be aware this walk is 5 miles long, is not suitable for young children and aimed at people who like to ramble at a steady pace. Sturdy boots and appropriate clothing are necessary.

Transport Bus service 7 or parking on road or pay and display public carpark nearby
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-trail-of-two-forts-with-frankie-and-chris-tickets-153978879975

 

Name  Cowes seaside story walk with Sue Bailey
Date  Sun 30 May
Times   11 am
Venue  Northwood House
Cost FREE
Description    

An enjoyable family walk of about 1.5 miles, taking in the beautiful settings of Northwood House, the Solent and shingle beach, lovely woodlands and of course Sue’s wonderful stories.

Transport  Bus stop: Northwood House
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cowes-seaside-story-walk-with-sue-bailey-tickets-153540049421

 


June 2021

Frankie and Chris adventurers

Name   All around the Riverbank with Frankie and Chris
Date  Tuesday 1 June
Times    17.30 – 19.30 (6 Miles +/-)
Venue 

17:30: Sandown Railway Station, Station Avenue, Sandown, PO36 9BN

Cost FREE
Description    

All around the Riverbank (featuring Alverstone Mead, Martins Wood and the River Yar) 

Chris and Frankie are accomplished adventure walkers who have travelled the world bagging Everest Base Camp, the Inca Trail, New Zealand’s Tongariro Crossing, the Lycian Way, Camino de Santiago as well as, closer to home, The Coast to Coast, West Highland Way and all of Wainwrights 214 Lakeland tops. Join them for a series of short walks exploring some of their favourite places at home on the Island. Chris and Frankie are also directors of the New Carnival Company, who work across the Island on carnival and outdoor events, including a number of projects with IW AONB.   

Please be aware this walk is 6 miles long, is not suitable for young children and aimed at people who like to ramble at a steady pace. Sturdy boots and appropriate clothing are necessary.

Transport   Train (Bus replacement) or (pay) public carpark at station
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/all-around-the-riverbank-with-frankie-and-chris-tickets-153980811753

 

 

Name   The Medham Loop, Cowes with Sue Bailey
Date  Tues 2 June
Times    5.15pm
Venue  Bus stop: BAE Systems
Cost FREE
Description    

A post work evening walk with famous storyteller Sue Bailey. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the Medham loop.

Transport   Bus stop: BAE Systems
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-medham-loop-cowes-with-sue-bailey-tickets-153541090535

 

Name    A family night walk around Mill Copse, Yarmouth with Kathy Grogan
Date  Wed 2 June
Times     7.30 pm
Venue   Large IW Council car park, Yarmouth, PO41 0RA
Cost FREE
Description    

A walk for families along the Western Yar estuary to Mill Copse nature reserve to discover nocturnal wildlife such as bats, owls and small mammals.  You might want to wear your pyjamas as we’ll be staying up late, but don’t forget coats, wellies and a torch if you have one.  Muddy and uneven paths, sometimes close to deep water.  Max 2 children per adult.  Not aimed at under-fives.  No dogs please. 

Transport    Large IW Council car park, Yarmouth
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-family-night-walk-around-mill-copse-yarmouth-with-kathy-grogan-tickets-153542466651

 

Name    Connie’s Way Family story walk with Sue Bailey
Date   Wed 3 June
Times      16.00 pm
Venue   Nearest bus stop: Bus station Newport
Cost FREE
Description    

A family story walk through a less travelled woodland with plenty of stops for stories and a scavenger hunt, with a chance to play pooh sticks and return along riverside. 

Transport   Nearest bus stop: Bus station Newport
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connies-way-family-story-walk-with-sue-bailey-tickets-153987116611

 

Name    Rockpooling, Horse Ledge, Shanklin with Kathy Grogan
Date   Fri 4 June
Times       1.30 pm
Venue   Outside the Lazy Wave Café at the Southern end of Shanklin Esplanade, PO37 6BN
Cost FREE
Description    

A wildlife walk for families along the beach at Shanklin towards Luccombe, spotting birds along the cliffs and exploring rockpools.  Don’t forget hats, suncream and water bottles.  Max 3 children per adult.  Easy beach access and flat walking, but there are groynes and areas of rocky shore to negotiate. Accompanying adults need to take special care to supervise children on the ledge.  No dogs please. 

Transport    Shanklin Esplanade, PO37 6BN
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rockpooling-horse-ledge-shanklin-with-kathy-grogan-tickets-153993062395

 

Frankie and Chris adventurers

Name   

High Loop out West with Frankie and Chris’s West Wight Walk 

Date   Tues 08 June
Times       17.30 – 19.30
Venue   

Totland War Memorial Junction of Alum Bay Old Road / Church Hill Totland PO39 0BN

Cost FREE
Description     

High Loop out West (featuring Tennyson Monument, Headon Warren, spectacular views)

Chris and Frankie are accomplished adventure walkers who have travelled the world bagging Everest Base Camp, the Inca Trail, New Zealand’s Tongariro Crossing, the Lycian Way, Camino de Santiago as well as, closer to home, The Coast to Coast, West Highland Way and all of Wainwrights 214 Lakeland tops. Join them for a series of short walks exploring some of their favourite places at home on the Island. Chris and Frankie are also directors of the New Carnival Company, who work across the Island on carnival and outdoor events, including a number of projects with IW AONB.   

Please be aware this walk is 6 miles long, is not suitable for young children and aimed at people who like to ramble at a steady pace. Sturdy boots and appropriate clothing are necessary.

Transport    Bus service 7 or parking on road or pay and display public carpark nearby.
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/high-loop-out-west-with-frankie-and-chriss-west-wight-walk-tickets-154000859717

 

 

Name     Carisbrooke loop walk with Sue Bailey
Date   Wed 9 June
Times       5.15pm
Venue   

Bus stop by Carisbrooke Health centre

Cost FREE
Description    

A lovely evening walk taking in fantastic views of Carisbrooke Castle and stories about Charles I, Isabella de Fortibus, mills on the Medina and Tennyson.

Transport   

Bus stop by Carisbrooke Health centre

Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carisbrooke-loop-walk-with-sue-bailey-tickets-154003020179

 

Name     Rockpooling for grown-ups Horse Ledge, Shanklin
Date   Wed 9 June
Times       5.00pm
Venue   

Outside the Lazy Wave Café at the Southern end of Shanklin Esplanade, PO37 6BN

Cost FREE
Description    

Why should kids have all the fun?  Time to let the grown-ups have a go!  A walk along Shanklin beach, towards Luccombe, to observe wildlife on the cliffs and in the rockpools at Horse Ledge.  Easy beach access and flat walking, but there are groynes and areas of rocky shore to negotiate.  Not aimed at under-8’s.  No dogs please.

Transport   

Shanklin Esplanade.

Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rockpooling-for-grown-ups-horse-ledge-shanklin-tickets-154004614949

 

Name     Who is Bettina of the Medina?  A Lunchtime walk with Matt and Cat
Date    Mon 14 June
Times       12.30 - 1400
Venue   

At Medina Riverside Park car park, PO30 5WT

Cost FREE
Description    

A walk through Medina Riverside Park, and along the cycletrack to Dodnor Creek Local Nature Reserve. Find out what Bettina and her stony acolytes can tell us about climate emergency, followed by a glimpse of the Mummies Caves.

Transport   

Bus route 39 or walk from Newport bus station

Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/who-is-bettina-of-the-medina-a-lunchtime-walk-with-matt-and-cat-tickets-154006265887

 

Frankie and Chris adventurers

Name     

Around Hamstead and Newtown Harbour (featuring woodland, cliff paths and creek)

Date     Tues 15 June
Times        17.15 – 19.15
Venue    

The Horse and Groom, Main Road, Ningwood, PO30 4NW

Cost FREE
Description    

Around Hamstread and Newtown Harbour

Chris and Frankie are accomplished adventure walkers who have travelled the world bagging Everest Base Camp, the Inca Trail, New Zealand’s Tongariro Crossing, the Lycian Way, Camino de Santiago as well as, closer to home, The Coast to Coast, West Highland Way and all of Wainwrights 214 Lakeland tops. Join them for a series of short walks exploring some of their favourite places at home on the Island. Chris and Frankie are also directors of the New Carnival Company, who work across the Island on carnival and outdoor events, including a number of projects with IW AONB.   

Please be aware this walk is 6 miles long, is not suitable for young children and aimed at people who like to ramble at a steady pace. Sturdy boots and appropriate clothing are necessary.

Transport   

Bus Service 7 or free car park east of the pub car park

Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/around-hamstead-and-newtown-harbour-tickets-154010099353

 

Name      An after work walk from Brading Roman Villa to the Butterfly Walk
Date     Wed 16 June
Times        18.00
Venue   

Brading Roman Villa

Cost FREE
Description    

Start at the villa’s free carpark, ascend Brading down via the path from Morton Manor and the Butterfly walk then along the ridge of the down and down via Adgestone Vineyard.

Transport   

Nearest Bus Stop Morton Road or Brading Station, Island Line Train 

Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-after-work-walk-from-brading-roman-villa-to-the-butterfly-walk-tickets-154011487505

 

 

Name      An afterwork walk to Brading Marshes with Spencer Brown
Date     Wed 23 Jun
Times        18.00
Venue   

Brading Roman Villa

Cost FREE
Description    

Explore both sides of the marshes, searching for the lost village of Wolverton, while enjoy the varied wildlife.  There are rest stops and you can shorten the walk if desired.

Transport   

Nearest Bus Stop Morton Road or Brading Station, Island Line Train 

Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-after-work-walk-to-brading-marshes-with-spencer-brown-tickets-154012412271

 

 

Name       Post-Work Paddling Under Ryde Pier with Matt and Cat
Date     Fri 25 June
Times        1730-1830
Venue   

Ryde Pier Cafe, Western Gardens, Ryde Esplanade, Ryde PO33 2EA

Cost FREE
Description    

Low tide reveals some strange and wonderful wildlife under Ryde pier. The sea goes out a long way this evening. We'll look for sea anemones, sponge gardens, peacock worms and seagrasses. Wear beach shoes and shorts; you will be wading through shallow water and getting wet feet!

Transport   

All bus and train routes to Ryde Esplanade

Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/post-work-paddling-under-ryde-pier-with-matt-and-cat-tickets-154014466415

 

Name       Stag Lane to St Mary’s Hospital with Sue Bailey 
Date      Tues 29 Jun
Times        17.15 pm
Venue   

Bus stop: Stag Lane

Cost FREE
Description    

Walk down stag lane to intersection with cycle path.  Left by old cement works, Medina riverside, past caravan site, along cycle path to path beside SP systems, Daish Way to St Mary’s hospital.

Transport   

Bus stop: Stag Lane

Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stag-lane-to-st-marys-hospital-with-sue-bailey-tickets-154037140233

 

Name       Brading Myths & Legends 
Date      Wed 30 Jun
Times        18.00 
Venue   

Brading Roman Villa

Cost FREE
Description    

Start at the villa’s free carpark, ascend Brading down via Adgestone Vineyard, then descend into Nunwell and walk along the old railway from Bembridge.  This can be shortened to at the half way point to come out along the Mall and back to Brading Roman Villa that way.

Transport     Nearest Bus Stop Morton Road or Brading Station, Island Line Train 
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brading-myths-legends-tickets-154038089071

 


July 2021

 

Name        Little Fairlee Farm
Date       Thurs 1 July
Times         17.15
Venue   

Bus stop outside Medina high school

Cost FREE
Description    

An evening walk with Sue Bailey Isle of Wight story teller taking in some weird and wonderful sites. 

Transport      Bus stop outside Medina high school
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/little-fairlee-farm-tickets-154039098089

 

Name         Roman Alverstone
Date       Wed 7 July
Times          6pm  
Venue   

Brading Roman Villa

Cost FREE
Description    

Rise from the villa to the ‘quiet road’ to Alverstone and return via the old railway line and Sandown levels to the Villa.

Transport     Nearest Bus Stop Morton Road or Brading Station, Island Line Train 
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/roman-alverstone-tickets-154039517343

 

 

Name         Butterfly Ball, a walk around Arreton Down with Kathy Grogan
Date       Tues 27 July
Times          1.30 pm
Venue   

At the village car park near the White Lion pub in Arreton village, PO30 3AA

Cost FREE
Description    

A family walk, with activities for children, to Arreton Down Nature reserve, a nationally important place for butterflies.   On this minibeast safari we’ll be finding out about a range of different bugs and beasties, their life cycles and food plants.  Bring hats, suncream and water bottles.  There are uneven paths, steps, a kissing gate and steep slopes. Max 3 children per adult.  Walk may be too challenging for under-fives. No dogs please.

Transport      At the village car park near the White Lion pub in Arreton village.
Booking https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/butterfly-ball-a-walk-around-arreton-down-with-kathy-grogan-tickets-154039980729