Red Squirrel Trail Expansion and enhancements
7th September 2020
The famous Red Squirrel Trail is 32 miles of mostly traffic-free cycling through the heart of the Isle of Wight’s beautiful countryside. The trail takes in estuaries, woodland, farmland, downland, and a stretch of the Island’s fantastic coastline.
Now cyclists can enjoy even more of the Island’s countryside thanks to a project by local charity Natural Enterprise to produce maps for a 28 mile East Wight Explorer circular route that includes part of the Red Squirrel Trail as well as spectacular coastal scenery and the beautiful water meadows of the Eastern River Yar.
The East Wight Explorer can be joined at a number of places including Newport. The majority of the loop is on cycle-tracks, off-road routes and quiet roads. Working in partnership with the Isle of Council the mapping also enables cyclists to join the existing Red Squirrel Trail from Ryde. All maps and, if required, GPS files are downloadable from www.redsquirreltrail.org.uk . This website also includes links to local businesses such as accommodation providers, cafes and cycle repair shops. Anything to help would be travellers. Natural Enterprise are inviting any interested local businesses to send details to email@example.com and she will add them to the site. Funding to make this possible came from Isle of Wight Council’s Sustainable Access Fund.