Walking the Bay

Walking the Bay

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. This issue he looks at the walk around the Bay area. The walk around the great bay area of the East Wight is one of the most beautiful and interesting on the whole of

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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. This issue he looks at the walks around Firestone Copse. Firestone Copse is a haven for wildlife. Sitting behind Kite Hill and running alongside the higher reaches of Wootton Creek the area is heavily

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Walking the Duver

Walking the Duver

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. This issue he looks at the St Helen’s Duver to the lifeboat station walk. A favourite walk at this time of year is to walk from the St Helen’s Duver round the harbour and along

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Taking the Monastery Walk

Taking the Monastery Walk

Guest writer Mark Fox continues with his series looking at different places of interest on the Island. This issue he looks at the Monastery Walk, Binstead to Fishbourne. Autumn is a very special time of year on the Island. The summer crowds have departed and a certain quietness and gentleness returns.

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Tale of a poignant Princess

Tale of a poignant Princess

It’s easy to miss, but a tiny exhibit on display at Carisbrooke Castle’s museum is a poignant fragment of British Royal history. The item is a locket containing a lock of hair from the head of Princess Elizabeth the 14 year-old daughter of King Charles I. A frail and sickly

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