Downloadable, 1.2 miles, easy. 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. You're more likely to see red squirrels in winter because there's less leaf cover, and they come to the ground to hunt for food and locate hidden stores.
This is a largely flat, gentle four-mile walk that takes you through varied habitats. Newtown is the Isle of Wight's only National Nature Reserve and the walk includes the option to visit East Bird Hide. Spot Brent geese, little egrets and red squirrels.
From purple heather clad downland to golden leafed woods, a walk is the perfect way to discover the changing landscape this autumn. So, why not put on your hiking boots and come along to one of our organised events, or try one of our downloadable walks and explore our places even further?
We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Fill your days will delicious home-cooked meals, savoury snacks, simple bakes and indulgent desserts. There are lots of recipes for you to try and share with loved ones, including some vegan and family-friendly recipes too.
Delve into our garden shed of fun activities for the kids throughout the seasons. Explore things to do, games to play and recipes to bake. There's lots to be done outdoors in nature or indoors on a rainy day
Don’t let the weather keep your little ones cooped up indoors this winter. We have over 5000 acres of countryside that’s perfect for getting the whole family outdoors. Find out the best things to do when it’s a little bit cold.
Winter can be a magical season, especially when you’re ticking off 50 things challenges in the frosty outdoors. We’ve put together a few of our favourite activities to do in winter and where to go to try them.
Although it may seem that the countryside has gone to sleep in the winter, our rangers are still busy carrying out important conservation tasks during the colder months. This vital work helps protect the countryside and ensures that come the spring, wildlife has the best conditions in which to re-emerge.
Securing the future of one of the UK’s rarest butterflies: Dunsbury Farm on the Isle of Wight – our largest English coastal acquisition in over 20 years – will help protect the Glanville fritillary butterfly, and champion wildlife-friendly farming.