Newtown National Nature Reserve

Geese fly past as dusk settles at Newtown

A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife

Newtown National Nature Reserve

Things to see and do

View from Freshwater Bay of Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

More about visiting the Isle of Wight 

Whether its walking, cycling, family fun, wildlife or history that interests you, you can find it all on the Isle of Wight.

Newtown National Nature Reserve

What's on 

Upcoming events

Birdwatching walks at Newtown

Sun 11 Dec 2016
10:00-12:30
Learn all about birds, from spotting them to song identification, and discover the winter migrants of Newtown.

Birdwatching walk at Newtown

Tue 21 Feb 2017
10:00-12:30
Join in with our games, nature crafts and quizzes, and learn all about birds at Newtown this winter. From spotting them to song identification, it's ideal for families new to birdwatching.

Geocache trails at Newtown

Sat 08 Apr 2017
10:00-16:00
Search the quiet paths and lanes through the woods and meadows of Newtown to see how many hidden geocaches you can find.

Spring time birds at Newtown

Tue 18 Apr 2017
10:00-12:00
Come along on our short guided family walk and discover the birds that are nesting at Newtown.

Newtown Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 07 May 2017
05:00-07:00
As the sun rises, take a gentle stroll through the meadows and woods overlooking Newtown Harbour.
Newtown National Nature Reserve

History

A clear view over the salt pan lagoon

The salt industry 

Although no commercial salt has been made here for over 80 years, the salt lagoons were once part of a thriving industry.

Newtown National Nature Reserve

Places to stay

The dining room of East Rosetta Cottage on the Isle of Wight

Enjoy a holiday near Newtown 

Watch boats sail past from your window when you stay at either Rosetta Cottage or East Rosetta Cottage in Cowes, just a short drive along the coast from Newtown.

Newtown National Nature Reserve

Get involved

People sitting on the chalk cliffs at Tennyson Down, 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.