Things to see & do
From Down to sea
There is lots of variety to explore on the Mottistone Estate which stretches from the chalk downs through heathland and rolling hedge-lined farmland to the sea.
The Isle of Wight is the stronghold in the UK for the rare Glanville fritillary butterfly. In spring you may see them darting about on the top of the cliffs at Sudmoor or on Mottistone Down.
Explore the network of paths on the Mottistone Estate from the sea up to the top of the downs.
Mottistone Manor Garden
Take a wander around the delightful gardens of Mottistone Manor.
Bluebells in spring
In May bluebells carpet the woods above the village of Mottistone.
The Long Stone
The Long Stone is one of many ancient features to look out for in the landscape. It is the remains of a Neolithic long barrow.
- Hear nightjars chirring on Mottistone Common on a summer guided walk
- Visit the woods in May to see the wild flowers
- Discover the Long Stone, Bronze Age barrows and Iron Age hill fort
- Spot the rare Glanville fritillary butterfly on the eroding coast
Explore the delightful farmed countryside stretching south from Mottistone Manor to the coastal cliffs at Sudmoor. Enjoy splendid sea views and the chance to encounter rare wildlife.