Isle of Wight

Fields around Dunsbury Farm with Compton Bay in the distance at sunset

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

Places to visit

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Newtown National Nature Reserve, Isle of Wight

Winner of the 2020 Handbook photo competition 

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.

People on the beach at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

Winter walks on the Isle of Wight  

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.

The windmill at Bembridge without its sails

Help restore the sweeps 

We're busy raising £50,000 to restore part of the sails, called sweeps. Every time you visit the windmill, you're helping to achieve this, but if you can't make it along, you can donate online too.

Where will you go today?

What will you do today?

A man walking his dog across Culver Down with mist in the valley below

Best places for dog walking on the Isle of Wight 

Miles of footpaths cross our land, from the coast to the downs, meaning that for dog lovers there are many places to take a walk with your four-legged friend on the Isle of Wight.

Aerial viewof the Needles Headland, 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.