Newtown National Nature Reserve, Isle of Wight

Brent geese over Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Ireland

Newtown National Nature Reserve, cared for by the National Trust, is the perfect place to take a wildlife-spotting walk.

Grade: Easy

This largely flat, gentle four mile walk will take you two hours and takes you through the varied habitats of the island’s only National Nature Reserve, plus an optional visit to the East Bird Hide. Along the way you might see brent geese, little egrets, belted Galloway cattle and island specialities the red squirrel.

There are a number of gates and bridges and two stiles on a very uneven path to the hide. Dogs are welcome, but please keep on a lead at all times.