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 

Two walkers in Compton Downs, Isle of Wight with the sea in the background

Summer walks on the Isle of Wight  

The warmer weather of summer provides the perfect reason to get outdoors and take a walk. With acres of sweeping downland and dappled woods to wander through, we’ve plenty of places to explore. And with our organised walks running throughout the summer, we’ve put together a few ideas to get you started.

Upcoming events

Guided Tour: The Curious History of Newtown Old Town Hall

Wed 17 Jul 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.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Newtown National Nature Reserve

Thu 25 Jul 2019
10:00-13:00
Newtown is full of wildlife which means it's a great place tick off some of your 50 things list.

Beautiful Butterflies

Mon 05 Aug 2019
13:00-14:30
A short walk for little ones through the meadows to spot the beautiful butterflies that live here, with moths to discover too.

Guided Walk: Winter Birdwatching at Newtown

Sun 20 Oct 2019
10:00-12:30
Learn all about birds, from spotting them to song identification, and discover the seasonal migrants of Newtown on our two mile gentle, guided walk.

Guided Walk: Tree Stories

Fri 25 Oct 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.
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.