Isle of Wight

The beach at Compton, Isle of Wight

Welcome to a treasure island just a 30-minute ferry ride away.

Places to visit

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Several wild goats running down a hill on Ventnor Down in autumn

Our annual goat round-up on Ventnor Downs

If you'd been on Ventnor Downs one damp and misty morning at the end of September, you may have seen a big group of people with walking sticks making their way through gorse, bracken and brambles, followed by a camera crew. But why were they there and what were they doing?

Sticks put together to spell the word autumn in Borthwood Copse on the Isle of Wight

October half-term and Hallowe'en fun 

Test your pirate skills, find out about wild fruit, hunt for the Battery’s Hallowe’en bats, or just tick off some autumn 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾. We have plenty of ways for you to make the most of half-term this October on the Isle of Wight.

Enjoy the changing seasons

Where will you go today?

What will you do today?

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.