Sixteen friends joined together for the last Equals IW Green Time Walk for 2022 on a beautiful 5 mile round trip across Shanklin and Sandown Bay.
The walk started from Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin then through Shanklin Old Village to admire the old thatched buildings. The route continued through the wooded park which was in vibrant autumn colour. Leaving the park the group joined the coastal cliff path that curls around the bay to Sandown. With clear blue skies and warm sunshine the friends experienced the cliff top views of the golden sandy beaches below reaching to the white chalk cliffs of Culver Downs. The walk continued through Lake Cliff Gardens and Ferncliff Gardens to Sandown for a free drink or ice-cream at Pebbles Café on the seafront.
The return walk went back along the sea wall path to Shanklin with sounds of the sea and breaking waves. The walk finished with a short climb up Chine Avenue overlooking Shanklin Chine back to Rylstone Gardens.
Statistics: 5.23 miles 11,832 steps, burning 489Kcal.
We took photos
Green Time Walks return in 2023 with the first walk being announced on these pages in January 2023
Green Time - The Natural Way to Good Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health