The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Beautiful open downland,sheer chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Things to see and do 

Inspirational walks with views

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

What's on 

Upcoming events

Butterfly Walk

Sun 17 Jun 2018
13:00-15:00
Our ranger will guide you across two miles of Tennyson Down, one of the best sites for butterflies on the Isle of Wight.

Wildlife Walk: Migrating Birds

Fri 21 Sep 2018
10:30-14:00
A guided birdwatching walk of approximately four miles, looking for autumn migrants around Tennyson and West High Downs.

Winter walk

Fri 28 Dec 2018
10:00-12:30
Join our rangers for a bracing four mile guided walk over Tennyson and West High Downs to work off the Christmas indulgence and blow the cobwebs away.
The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Places to stay

The exterior of the coastguard holiday cottages, Isle of Wight

Stay on the Needles Headland

Relax in our holiday cottages, complete with sea views over Alum Bay. They can accommodate up to five people, perfect for breaks with family and friends.

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

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.