Ten of us arrived at Ryde on a lovely sunny day to meet Alison Bright who was our leader for the day making eleven in total.
We boarded a local train to Brading station to start the 7 mile circular walk after having coffee etc. unfortunately just a few minutes after starting the walk one of our party tripped and injured their ankle and had to make their way back home, which Alison very kindly organised with the help of the cafe at Brading station.
The rest of us continued on to Bembridge windmill, led by Roger Smith, through Brading Marshes. Once there we enjoyed a picnic and a look at the National Trust windmill. From there we carried on to White Cliff bay and descended to the beach, where the braver of us paddled while we waited for Alison to re-join us.
We then walked on to Culver Down which was a fairly steep climb, but well worth it for the excellent views. Here some went to the pub for a drink in the garden, whilst others enjoyed a cup of tea at the local cafe. We then made our way back to Brading station and on to Ryde where a few of stayed to enjoy fish and chips before catching the ferry home.
All in all it was a lovely relaxing day and varied walk so thank you to Alison for arranging it.
Lunch At The Windmill
Paddling At The Beach
A Day At The Beach!