The first part of the walk was uphill and extremely muddy but it was a dry and sunny day. We stopped to admire the many beech trees with the sun shining through them onto the carpet of last year’s leaves. We were pleased to see  healthy ash trees. On reaching the junction with the footpath to Limerston Down we turned off to emerge into a sunlit meadow with a wonderful far reaching view and it was all down hill! After nearly two hours of walking it was time for lunch which we had at The Sun in Calbourne.




After assembling in Wootton Car Park  we walked to the Bridge turning right  onto the path at Lakeside. Arriving at the Railway crossing the sound of the steam engine could be heard approaching . The excitement of that over, we continued until we came out into Station Road. Some of us then went in search of some lunch and just by chance the Methodist church hall had a notice outside advertising coffee, snacks and lunches.This proved to be a lucky find as we had very nice refreshments at a very reasonable price




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


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.