This page describes the Yar River Trail on the Isle of Wight between source [Niton] and sea [St Helens]
This is an official path - though official web descriptions are had to come by.
There are two River Yars on the island (a problem with originality in the past?) - this is the longer of the two.
Description of the path
The route follows the longer River Yar in the island from source to sea (or the other way round.)
In 2016 we completed the walk in three stages from teh sea to the source..
The route coincides with a number of other walks such as The Worsley Trail for short sections. The middle section follows the old Newport - Sandown railway for 4-5 km..
Passage places are (source to sea) Niton, Godshill, Alverstone, Sandown, Brading, Bembridge and St Helens.
Yar River Trail Path Stats
|Terminus||St Helen's||Sea mark|
|Lowest point||Bembridge Harbour||2m [amsl]|
|Highest point||Niton||108m [amsl]|
2. The Stages
The stages below are those completed. The distance is taken from gps track data.
If a stage below is underlined you can find out more about it by clicking on the stage name.
|St Helens - Sandown||12.3 km||flat|
|Sandown - Godshill||10.9 km||flat|
|Godshill - Niton||9.1 km||moderate|
3. Progress Table: Overall percent and total distance walked so far.
|9% completed||KM, HM||32.3 km||201603 - 201606||sea to source|
Notes for walkers:
Of course it is possible to walk the entire path in one day or break it into different segments. We traveled from Romsey for each stage and therefre had to fit around rail/ferry and bus timetables.
Points of Interest
Start: 30 March 2016
End: 03 June 2016
References & Links:
|Date||Reference or link|
|20160604||Yar River Trail [LDP Walkers Association]|
|20160604||Yar River Trail [Island Rivers site - with sketch maps]|
Updated KM 04 June 2016