Walk Description

Come and explore inland from Sandown on this beautiful walk in the direction of Alverstone. We will pass the Sandown Golf Club and through Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust’s, Alverstone Mead nature reserve where there is a very good chance of spotting some Red Squirrels. On the return loop there will also be a chance to visit the Gift To Nature community orchard.

The walk is a flat, gentle walk on a mixture of bridlepaths and asphalt cycle path.

Clive Bishop

Walk Leader

This walk is led by Clive Bishop from the Living Well & Early Help Service. Clive is a community development worker for the South East of the Island, in particular The Bay area. He runs a range of different community groups in the area and works alongside many others, supporting them and their community members.

The Living Well & Early Help team receive enquiries from members of the community seeking advice, guidance, or support for specific concerns. They also work in the community delivering groups, activities, information points and more, building connections and linking people together. Their focus is on helping to enhance the community offer so that they can grow stronger, more resilient communities that look out for each other and support each other to thrive in their local environment. They also link in with a wide variety of charities and support agencies to ensure they offer the right kind of help to match the need. By coming together to provide these services they aim to develop an approach that sits equally well with the local community and the island wide communities encouraging them to review and evolve their community offer to ensure people get the support they need locally before they hit crisis.


Monday 8 April

Start Time


Starting Station

Sandown, IoW

Finish Station

Sandown, IoW


3 miles


1.5 hours


Mostly Flat



Dogs Allowed


Lunch Required


Book Walk