Guided Walk: Squirrels and Mince Pies

Come along on our guided, 2.5 mile walk this Christmas around Borthwood Copse to see if you can spot something truly magical: a rare red squirrel.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Hidden in the ancient trees of Borthwood Copse are rare red squirrels. Stand still for long enough and you may be lucky enough to see one jumping through the bare winter branches high above. We'll guide you through the woods and help you spot them this Christmas. Afterwards there'll be festive mince pies and a warming drink to enjoy.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Borthwood Copse

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01983 741020
Suitability
Suitable for the whole family
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the Parish Council car park, off Alverstone Road, PO36 0LD (SZ 566 843).
What to bring and wear
Please wear clothing and stout footwear suitable for the weather.
Accessibility
Some paths may be muddy.
Other
The walk is free but we welcome all donations so that we can continue to protect the red squirrels in Borthwood.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 December 2019 10:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
The Administrator
Email
isleofwight@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call (01983) 741020

Upcoming events

Guided Walk: Squirrels and Mince Pies

Fri 20 Dec 2019
10:00-12:00
Come along on our guided, 2.5 mile walk this Christmas around Borthwood Copse to see if you can spot something truly magical: a rare red squirrel.

Tree Stories

Tue 18 Feb 2020
10:00-12:00
Imagine if trees could talk. What might they say? Let's look at trees in a different way to discover more about what it's like to be a tree in Borthwood Copse.