The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is back for 2020 with over 90 guided walks across the Island.
The Eastern Yar is the longest river on the Isle of Wight arising from the chalk downs at the southern end of the Island and flowing for some 20km to outfall into the eastern Solent at Bembridge. It drains a quarter of the Island and is home to some of its major biosphere species such as water voles, kingfishers and a variety of dragonflies and damselflies. The revamped 19-mile Yar River Trail follows it from source to sea taking in a variety of wetland landscapes. To celebrate its recent “refresh”, the Isle of Wight Ramblers will be leading four circular walks as part of the 2020 Isle of Wight Walking Festival, which enable keen walkers to complete the trail. Additionally, two new trails have been established that link the towns of Shanklin and Ventnor with the Yar River Trail, and these will be premiered during the Festival. The dates for the 2020 Isle of Wight Walking Festival have recently been announced as May 2 to May 17. https://bit.ly/2kTS0VE