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Appley Day 2018

All eyes were on the Appley Park and Beach, Ryde for Appley Day. Appley Day was created and organised by the Friends of Appley group, and assisted by Ryde Business Association and supported with funding from Ryde Town Council. It was a day to celebrate and promote the Appley Park area. Organisers explained “Ryde is… Read more

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Appley Day, Saturday 16 June 2018

On Saturday 16th June, pop down to the park and celebrate the amazing green space and beach on our doorstep. See details of the events on our Facebook page.  There’s all sorts of things on – guided walks, family making activities, wildlife recording, storytelling and poetry reading and much more. We’re going to be listing… Read more

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Appley Park #RydeFrame Competition Time

Win dinner for two at Three Buoys or a tree climb for two at Goodleaf Tree Climbing by sharing your favourite snap of the Ryde Frame, Appley Park. All you need to do is Go to our Facebook page 1. Like any of the Friends of Appley competition posts. 2. Comment on the post with your favourite picture of… Read more

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Pub Quiz

We’re holding another quiz to raise funds for FoA and have a jolly good time! Regular quizmaster Barry is returning, and this time we are at Ryde Rowing Club. There will be cash prizes and of course the raffle – will you win the Golf DVD this time? Wednesday 1 November 2017 8pm Ryde Rowing… Read more

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The Appley Sessions 2017

New this half term – the Appley Sessions is hosted jointly by Ryde Business Association and Friends of Appley. The Appley Sessions are a series of different happenings in the park from 21st to 29th October 2017. There will be walks, art workshops, a pub quiz and more… check out our Facebook events to see the latest… Read more

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Congratulations to another great Humphry Repton landscape!

The park and garden at Norris Castle, East Cowes has been upgraded by Historic England to Grade I, making it the Isle of Wight’s first Grade I listed landscape. The upgrade is in recognition of the landscape’s historical significance, having strong royal links to King George IV and Queen Victoria. Historic England upgraded the 143 acre… Read more

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A great day for pirates at Appley!

Thousands of people descended on Ryde for the pirate-themed Shipwreck Isle event on Sunday June 28, 2015. The beach was invaded by pirates who came ashore and entertained the crowds with cannon demonstrations, sword fighting and the Pirates of the Caribbean village. One of Europe’s top Jack Sparrow lookalikes, Simon Newton, who doubled for Johnny… Read more

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Appley Park wins Silver Gilt in 2014

Appley Park has won a prestigious prize Silver Gilt at the South and South East England in Bloom Awards. In the large park category, Appley Park was awarded a silver gilt medal certificate. It was one of four winners on the Island. Puckpool Park, Ryde was awarded a silver medal certificate. In the small park… Read more

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Appley Park has more ancient woodland than we thought

A recent publication has some exciting news for Appley – some of the woodland in the park is older than we thought – a lot older. England’s first inventory of ancient woodland was initiated in 1981 by the Nature Conservancy Council. The first Ancient Woodland Inventory for the Isle of Wight was produced in 1987…. Read more

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