The Nature Reserve Trail (2.1 miles, red dashes) can be started at a number of places. However there is limited car parking in Alverstone and consideration should be given to local residents. It is suggested that the walk is started at Sandown station car park. This extends the walk to 4.4 miles. This is a fairly level walk with no stiles to cross. From the car park, enter the station at platform 2 and cross to the opposite platform using the subway. Take the exit along a concrete path with murals. At the road, take the pedestrian crossing and turn right for 10 yards then turn left onto the footpath passing a green to reach a road. Follow the road verge passing a sports ground on the left and eventually a water-works on the right. Follow the road round an ‘S’ bend and turn left onto a track, the Nunwell Trail SS47, and enter woodland. After 700 yards go through two gates and follow the path NC44 right as it follows the outside of a wildflower field, Skinners Meadow. The path widens and at a house turn right into Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve (then follow the trail from point 3 on main map).
Alverstone Walk – 2.1miles to 4.4 miles