Improvements to the value of £15,000 have been completed in a major project by Isle of Wight Ramblers.

Footpath B4, which connects Brading and St Helens, has been cleared and waymarked. Measures to reduce flooding have also been put in place.

Along the River Yar, the B2 footpath has been widened and a new bridge is in place. In places, gates have replaced stiles.

Grants from East Wight Landscape Partnership, Isle of Wight Council and from a legacy fund held by the Ramblers has paid for the work.

David Howarth, Area Chair said,

“I would like to thank everyone for their support with this project and for the work by our volunteers. This is an important wildlife area managed as a wetland adjacent to the RSPB
reserve. We appreciate the permission given by the landowners. I hope that more people will use this sustainable route for connecting the communities and to appreciate the spectacular wildlife in the lagoons.”