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Blue logo based on letters YAR; stone mile posts/sculpturesYar River Trail

Isle of Wight

32 km / 20 miles
The trail follows the course of the Eastern Yar, the island's longest river, that flows from Niton, not far from the south coast, to Bembridge harbour on the eastern edge of the island; the Isle’s other Yar, the Western Yar, meets the sea at Yarmouth. The Trail is waymarked and also features 20 stone-carved milestones and five, originally six, sculptures by local artist Paul Mason. It uses a variety of surfaces – mainly paths and the course of a dismantled railway. Alverstone, Newchurch, Godshill and Whitwell are passed en route.
A series of eight maps with directions can be downloaded from the website below.

There are a number of shorter linking trails including the Godshill Trail a 4-mile separately waymarked route.
Links from the main trail could be made with the well-known Coast Path, and with the Bembridge Trail, that form a part of an E9 (European route) variant.


Details:

Waymark: Blue logo based on letters YAR; stone mile posts/sculptures
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Blue logo based on letters YAR; stone mile posts/sculptures
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
River
Sculpture/Art
Start: SZ503766 - Source of Yar, Niton, Isle of Wight View on StreetMap
Finish: SZ636894 - Bembridge Harbour, Isle of Wight View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2002
Web Sites: Island Rivers - Explore the Yar River Trail

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 196
OS Landranger Active 196
OS Explorer 29
OS Explorer Active 29
Other Paper Maps:
Map (Other)
Isle of Wight Walker's Map (Heritage House - 2016)
A-Z Adventure Atlas
Isle of Wight Adventure Atlas (Geographers' A-Z Map Company (an imprint of HarperCollins) - 2015)

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling (Move My Bag (Isle of Wight))
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Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Step by Step Walking Holidays)
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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
From
Path
Along
Path
B & B Accommodation
Snowdon House  (bookable online)
4 km
20 km
B & B Accommodation
The Havelock  (bookable online)
4 km
20 km
Self-catering
4 km
20 km
Self-catering
The Victorian Lodge  (bookable online)
4 km
32 km

Connected Paths:


Downloads:

GPX Route File
Yar River Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 08/02/2020 22:23:41
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MemoryMap Route File
Yar River Trail Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route File
Yar River Trail Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

31.6 km (19.6 miles)
300 m (984 ft) ascent
116 m (381 ft)  maximum height

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