BARNSLEY TRAIL BOARD IS REINSTATED IN NETTLESTONE

A group of local volunteers, working with illustrator Alan Rowe and with financial support from Nettlestone and Seaview Parish Council, have created and installed a new information board for the Barnsley Trail.

The Barnsley Trail is a circular walk of just over 5km that takes in the wonderful countryside and beaches of the Parish of Nettlestone and Seaview. It was devised by Alan Hersey – a former Isle of Wight and Parish Councillor and keen naturalist

For many years after the trail was first created a large wooden interpretation board stood at the top of Nettlestone Hill with a map of the walk. Sadly, over time, the board weathered and eventually all that remained was part of the wooden stand.

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The new board now includes a colourful map, valuable historical information about the area surrounding the walk and has new features including a QR code so the whole trail can be downloaded onto a smartphone.

Printed onto aluminium, the new board will withstand the elements for many years to come and is positioned in exactly the same place as the original board.

Councillor Barry Elliot, chair of Nettlestone and Seaview Parish Council said:

“We would like to encourage residents and visitors alike to come to the Parish and walk the Barnsley Trail”.

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Scandalous
Scandalous
8 days ago

“We would like to encourage residents and visitors alike to come to the Parish and walk the Barnsley Trail”.

Fear not, you will soon have plenty of ‘visitors’ when Pennyfeather, Bullen village, the buiding on the Holiday’s farm, Nettlestone and Seaview are filled to over capacity.

Most of those sites will be rammed to the max with those who drop little, don’t pick up after their dog has soiled, let their dogs off leads, and their children run wild.

Add those who roar around footpaths on motor cycles and others who enjoy lighting fires and burning hedgerows etc and a path of destruction will lead from and to the lower end homes.

Boldless
Boldless
Reply to  Scandalous
8 days ago

You forgot to mention all the bushes, trees and verges decorated like Christmas trees with black bags from the lazy dog walkers, along with the even lazier owners who just leave the heaps to blend in with leaves for the next unsuspecting walker.

Any country area near mass low end housing is soon ruined.

Ting tong from tooting
Ting tong from tooting
Reply to  Boldless
8 days ago

What a bunch of self-righteous snobs you lot are.
What is your problem, the great unwashed getting a bit to close to your holiday homes in Seaview ?

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Reply to  Ting tong from tooting
7 days ago

TTT, hardly being a snob to wish to keep ones environment clean, and attractive.

Too many now have no respect becasue they are ‘given’ everything. Given a house, have others pay the rent, the council tax, and they STILL can’t be ‘bothered’ to cut their lawns or pick up rubbish in their gardens.

So to them, it is natural just to throw down a crisp packet, a tin, a box of half eaten goo from a fast food outlet, KNOWING others will pick it up.

These type usually have the most children, being so dim and uncaring, not seeing they struggle but bring more into the world to have the same life, paid for by us.

Seaview is free of such and even our drunks are sick in the gutter not over our cars, and it is Lobster not Mc D’s or a Kebab.

Cut me own throat Dibbler.
Cut me own throat Dibbler.
Reply to  Boldless
6 days ago

Spot on .

Cut me own throat Dibbler.
Cut me own throat Dibbler.
Reply to  Ting tong from tooting
6 days ago

Yes they are. This is a decent area and we do not tolerate riff raff and the under classes spoiling it.

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