Congratulations to Les Lockhart who has won the National Trust's 2020 Handbook photo competition. Les's striking photograph of the evening light at Newtown, Isle of Wight, was picked from thousands of entries to star on the cover of the 2020 Handbook.
A walk across a magical frost covered landscape is the perfect way to warm through on a chill winter’s day. Wrap up warm and join one of our guided walks, or download one of our suggested trails, and discover the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside this winter.
Warm up on a chilly day with some warming food at the Needles Battery tea-room. Open each Thurs-Sun (11am-3pm) and every day from 17 Feb until 1 Mar, we'll be serving a selection of seasonal favorites as well as hot and cold drinks.
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.
Signalling the arrival of the colder months, the appearance of winter migrants at Newtown is a spectacular sight. Wildfowl and waders fill the creeks and estuary making it the perfect place for a spot of winter birdwatching.
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.
What could be a better way to get back to nature than eating outdoors with great views all around? On the Isle of Wight, we have perfect spots to do just that. So, pack a hamper full of tasty treats and plenty of ginger beer, and head to one of our places this summer for a picnic.
From discovering fossils buried on beaches, to waking up early and catching the sunrise, your next adventure awaits. Experience ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ with the whole family on the Isle of Wight.
Walk the chalk ridge running through the middle of the Isle of Wight and spot wonderful butterflies on one of our best bits of chalk downland, including Adonis blue, small blue, dark-green fritillary and Glanville fritillary.