Borthwood Copse

Paths wind through ancient oak woodland with sunny glades

Borthwood Copse

Things to see and do

Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding young at nest hole

See what you can do 

Red squirrels, carpets of woodland flowers and plenty of trees to line your walk, Borthwood Copse is a fantastic place to relax, unwind, enjoy a stroll or let off some steam. Bring the whole family and enjoy getting closer to nature.

Red squirrel in Borthwood Copse, Isle of Wight

Spot red squirrels 

The Isle of Wight is unique because there are no grey squirrels. Borthwood Copse manages woodland to support the red squirrel and is a great place to spot this endangered British Native.

A group of walkers pass below the beeches in Borthwood Copse

Walk our trail 

This short atmospheric walk in a secluded part of the Island takes you through woods that are home to an Isle of Wight speciality: the red squirrel.

View from Freshwater Bay of Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

More about visiting the Isle of Wight 

Whether its walking, cycling, family fun, wildlife or history that interests you, you can find it all on the Isle of Wight.

Borthwood Copse

Places to stay

Borthwood Copse

Get involved

People sitting on the chalk cliffs at Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

Find out more about how you can join the Isle of Wight Association, and support the work of the National Trust.