Newtown National Nature Reserve

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

More about this place

Newtown National Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

Newtown National Nature Reserve

What's on 

Upcoming events

Looking after Newtown

Wed 18 Oct 2017
At Newtown, our work means that the Island's only National Nature Reserve is protected for future generations. This summer, we'll guide you around the reserve and show you what we do to ensure this continues and why your support is so important.

Bird Race

Thu 26 Oct 2017
Join the race to discover as many birds as possible in one day at Newtown.

Birdwatching Walks at Newtown

Sat 25 Nov 2017
Learn all about birds, from spotting them to song identification, and discover the winter migrants of Newtown.
Newtown National Nature Reserve


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.