Autumn is a great time to try some 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾, and on the Island we have some of the best places to do them. Catch a falling leaf in Borthwood Copse (No. 33), or pick blackberries from the hedgerows on Mottistone Estate (No. 21). At Newtown, the hides are a great place to go bird watching (No. 44), and if you’re feeling brave, the waves at Compton may just be warm enough to jump over (No. 20).