Rhyll Inlet mangrove boardwalk

he mangroves and mudflats of Rhyll Inlet are a significant site for the wading birds that fly thousands of kilometres to feed here during the summer months. The wetlands are recognised under the Ramsar international wetlands agreement. One of the best ways to experience this unique environment is via the Conversation Hill mangrove boardwalk where you literally walk on water through the mangroves.

The Conservation Hill carpark is located on the Cowes Rhyll Road. There is no designated disabled parking bays but the car park is large. To the right is a ramped toilet block that contains an accessible toilet facility. The mangrove boardwalk is a 1.25 kilometre return trip. The first part of the walk is a wide fine packed gravel path with a seat at the halfway point. The walk out into the mangroves and on to the channel is on a wooden boardwalk. The boardwalk ends at an observation platform into the channel through the mangroves. The entire path is flat and easy to navigate for people of all abilities.

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