3.8 of 5 (5 votes)

Circular Tour Around the River Yar

A leisurely walk (riverside) in Isle of Wight, England, about 5.80km (3.60 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 2m (6ft)
Descent 11m (36ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 13m (42ft)
Start & End
Outside chuch near the Read Lion pub
Distance 5.80km
Duration ~1:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by Anonymous Walker on 07 Apr 2014
One of my favourite Spring walks on the Island. The walk takes you up one side of the River Yar and then back again. There are some places to stop and rest at the beginning of the walk. Alternatively, when you get to Yarmouth (about an hours walk), you can stop there and have a break. There is an Ice Cream shop called Scoops that is lovely jubbily. The walk back does not have any places to stop and get some refreshments though until you get back to te Red Lion at the beginning. There is no reason why you cannot follow the route in reverse order.

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There is a footpath that runs along the wall at the front of the church
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The walk goes through a field passes through a style and joins this very quiet back road
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
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Leave the road here, go through the metal gate and start walking through the fields. It gets very beautiful here.
About 0.60 km (~0.37 miles) from
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Turn right towards Yarmouth
About 1.45 km (~0.9 miles) from
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Walk up alongside the car park next to the school and you will find a footpath. You'll be able to see the old Mill opposite you. Follow the footpath towards it
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
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The foot path goes aroun the edge of this estuary
About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
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Pass through a gate and join the old railway line heading in the same direction (South)
About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
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Leave the footpath and turn right and over the small bridge. It is a very picturesque spot here and very quiet. Be careful the road is very narrow. Walk back towards the Red Lion, the road meanders a bit.
About 2.16 km (~1.34 miles) from

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