Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

A quiet backwater with a busy Medieval past, now bursting with wildlife and a town hall with no town...

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Things to see and do 

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

What's on 

People on the beach at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

Winter walks on the Isle of Wight  

A walk across a magical frost covered landscape is the perfect way to warm through on a chill winter’s day. Wrap up warm and join one of our guided walks, or download one of our suggested trails, and discover the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside this winter.

Upcoming events

Guided Walk: Birdwatching at Newtown

Sat 16 Feb 2019
10:00-12:30
Learn all about birds, from spotting them to song identification, and discover the winter migrants of Newtown.

Birdwatching for Beginners

Tue 09 Apr 2019
10:30-12:00
Mini explorers can discover Newtown's wetland wonders as we take a gentle stroll down from the visitor point to the wooden footbridge that stretches over the delicate saltmarsh.

Minibeast Safari

Wed 10 Apr 2019
11:00-13:00
Newtown is home to beautiful butterflies and a hidden world of creepy-crawlies and we’ll help you find out all about them. .

Guided Walk: Tree Stories

Thu 11 Apr 2019
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, how they thrive at Newtown and how our trees provide life to so many other things.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sun 21 Apr 2019
11:00-15:00
The whole family can hunt high and low through the meadows and woods to find the clues and solve the puzzle before receiving a delicious chocolate prize.

Guided Tour: The Curious History of Newtown Old Town Hall

Wed 01 May 2019
13:30-14:30
The Old Town Hall has a fascinating history and our tour will guide you around this ancient building whilst telling you tales from its past.
Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

History

The Old Town Hall

The National Nature Reserve

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

Our work

Newtown National Nature Reserve and Old Town Hall

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 and Old Town Hall

Get involved

Aerial viewof the Needles Headland, 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.