Rambling Group Report

Our ramble on 20th September started from New Barn Lane, Shorwell. Four of us made our way gradually up to Chillerton Down, where the mast is. The weather was overcast but dry and good views were admired. We then descended, passing some ancient burial barrows on our left. We then turned right along the ridge to the south of New Barn Farm, where we once again admired pleasant views extending as far as the white cliffs of Tennyson Down and West High Down. As we descended into Shorwell village, we paused to watch a flock of swallows flying around above us. We came out on to the road, almost opposite the village shop and post office, where we turned right to walk back up to Wendy’s car. Despite recent wet weather, the route had not been wet or muddy. Our ramble of 3 miles was followed by lunch at The Crown.
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MARCH RAMBLE

On one of the few fine days we had in March we caught the bus to Yarmouth and walked to Freshwater along the old railway line. A curlew was spotted and later red shanks

After having lunch at the End of the Line cafe we walked back the same way seeing mallards and gulls. The building in the background of the ‘photo is the Mill.

Yarmouth ramble

JANUARY RAMBLE 2013

As the footpaths would be extremely muddy after the recent rain we walked along the seafront from the Yaverland end of Sandown towards
Shanklin. After about a mile of OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAenjoying the bracing sea air we
climbed the steps to the top of the cliff and walked back to Sandown
where we found a very pleasant cafe for lunch.

Ramblers Annual Report

THE ANNUAL REPORT OF CREEKSIDE W.I. RAMBLES 2011

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In December we had a shorter walk around Firestone Copse. We needed to get to the Sloop Inn early so we could get a dining table for us all to share for our Christmas lunch. We were a little muddy but nobody noticed.

2011

January – we had snow and ice so our walk was cancelled.

February, we went on our usual visit to see the beautiful snowdrops at Newchurch graveyard, followed by lunch at Thompson’s Garden Centre.

March, I was away so Betty Sieler organised a walk around Brighstone.

April, we went down to Mottistone. We parked in the National Trust car park. The bluebells were coming out. A lot of the forest land had been cleared and it was difficult to find the path. We scrambled up a steep hill and found the path, what a beautiful view of the sea up at the top! Coming back down the scent of the bluebells was amazing.

In May we took part in the WI walks to visit another WI. Some of our walkers started from home, others drove and we met up at Quarr Abbey car park. Then we all walked to Binstead stopping at Barbara’s for coffee. We metBinsteadWIat the Fleming Arms together with another couple more of our members and we all had lunch together.

In June we went to Chillerton. We visited the church at Gatcombe and admired the beautiful stained glass windows. It was raining and we all got very wet. Three of us went the Chequers Inn, the rest went straight home. We were drenched!

In July it started to rain and after getting so wet in June, and as there were only four of us, we went for coffee at the Riverside Quay and sat watched the boats going up and down the river, and then we drove to the Folly Inn for lunch.

We did not have a walk in August.

September, we joined up withSeaviewWIfor their annual ramble and amble. Seven of us went. The ramble was a little difficult with the tide coming up the beach and we had to go through the woods. The amblers had a quieter walk with lots of coffee.

October, we parked at Medina High School and walked through the Arboretum to the river path, we passed the remains of the Ryde Queen sadly rotting in the mud and then on to the Folly Inn for food. Afterwards we walked back again. It was a lovely sunny day.

We all enjoy our walks, but would be very pleased to welcome more ramblers from our WI to join us and swell our numbers.

Wendy Mitchell
May 2012

Rambling

Mount Joy Carisbrooke  16 May 2012

The ramble started at the Priory. We visited the chapel and walked round the garden. Continuing our walk we climbed the hill to Mount Joy cemetery which we found alight with hundreds of cowslips. After walking around the walls of the castle we made our way to the Waverley Inn