Borthwood Copse, Isle of Wight

Red squirrel on a tree trunk

Borthwood Copse is the best place we look after on the Isle of Wight for red squirrel spotting.

By managing the ancient woodland habitat using traditional methods, red squirrels have been able to thrive in this secluded part of the island.

You can go in search of red squirrels following the Borthwood Copse red squirrel walk, a short atmospheric walk in the heart of what was once a medieval hunting forest.