Woodpecker Copyright Andy Wordsworth Moors Nature Reserve

Equals IW returns from lockdown with an outdoor activity for all to join in. Families, friends, children, young people, adults and dogs are all welcome.

Our sponsored Walk and Picnic will support future Equals IW activities and takes place on

  • Sunday 4th July 2021
  • From 3pm to 8pm
  • At Martins Wood and Newchurch Moors Nature Reserve.

The walk will be followed by a picnic so bring and share food for all to enjoy. Please bring your own garden chairs, paper plates, cups and cutlery.

Newchurch Moors Nature Reserve

This 5 mile circular walk takes on average 2 hours at a gentle stroll.

Starting from and returning to School Lane Car Park, Newchurch, we will take an unhurried walk through Martins Wood before reaching the beautiful Eastern Yar Valley.

The walk follows the River Yar along the dismantled railway line to Alverstone Village. After the village the path leaves the river to the rich tapestry of habitats of the Eastern Yar Valley

  • Floodplain meadow
  • Grazed pasture
  • Marshland and fen
  • Broadleaf woodland.

We will walk at a leisurely pace that all can manage while improving our fitness and enjoying the sociable company.


Please bring hand sanitiser, a mask, and your own refreshments with you such as drink and light snack to eat on route.

It will be your own responsibility to maintain physical distancing when walking.

Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions and terrain. Wear gloves or use hand sanitiser if you touch gates or other path furniture.


You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us  for further information or download our flyer  and a sponsorship form for the walk. 

Find out more about the Reserve from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust website.

The latest government advice to stop the spread and protect yourself from coronavirus is available online.


Image: Andy Wordsworth under CC BY 2.0

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