Saturday 3rd August
Meeting point: Brading Railway Station, Isle of Wight
SABRE and Surrey Young Walkers will start their walk from Brading Station where we will follow the picturesque Bembridge Trail to the windmill where we will break for tea and coffee at the cafe. Then following farmland trails to steadily climb up Culver Down.On the top there are stunning views over the sea and back across to the mainland here we will take a picnic lunch or snacks from the small cafe or a drink at the Culver Haven Inn. Then it's on to the Roman Villa where well pause to take refreshment. From here we head South to Sandown, where we will finish our walk at a beachside cafe afterwards returning by Island train to Ryde Pier Head for the passenger ferry to Portsmouth.
Trains run from Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour Station where there is a short walk to the passenger ferry to Ryde. We suggest you obtain a return rail ticket to Sandown which includes the ferry cost (remember on the outgoing journey get off at Brading).
Alternatively park your car at Gun Wharf Quays car park -Portsmouth postcode PO1 3TZ - £8 all day discounted parking for ferry passengers. To obtain the discount take your ferry receipt to the parking office when you return to collect your car.
Catch the 10.15am Passenger ferry to Ryde ( Its at the end of Portsmouth Harbour Station). On arrival catch the train to Brading station.
Lunch Arrangement: picnic lunch or basic cafe snacks.
Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.
Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.
Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.
Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.
All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.