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We are the Isle of Wight’s local countryside charity. We own and manage countryside, green space and nature reserves across the Island for everyone to enjoy, for free, all year around.

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Little things that run the world – Butterfly Walk 23rd June
A Butterfly Walk will take place on 23rd June 2016 taking in three of Gift To Nature’s Newport wildlife reserves as part of celebrations taking place nationwide for National Insect Week which runs from 20-26 June 2016. The event starts at 10.30 from Shide Meadows Centre which can be accessed by car from the path […]
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June newsletter
Our June newsletter can be read here
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May Newsletter
Our May newsletter is here
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Getting to know Wroxall Stream
Walk along part of the stream and surrounding countryside and discuss the challenges it faces, how local organisations are tackling these and how you can help. Date: 13/5/2016       Start Time: 10:30 AM Start location: Public car park, St Martin’s Road, Wroxall    Grid ref: 551 798 Bus:3, Wroxall Church     Duration: 3.50 hours, 6.00 miles Cost: Suggested […]
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Three Quarries
You know one quarry – you might know two – but do you know all three? Explore the historic quarries on Brading Down, discover how and why they were made. Walk includes steep climbs and hazardous drops. Please follow walk leader’s instructions on the day. Walk route is weather dependent. Date: 12/5/2016        Start Time: 14:00 […]
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Food & Farming
A ramble around Brighstone discussing how farming has shaped the landscape and how local businesses support local products. Optional lunch at the end of the walk (at own expense). Date: 11/5/2016      Start Time: 10:30 AM            Start location: The Village Shop, Brighstone Grid ref: 428 828        Bus:12, Three Bishops       Duration: 2.50 hours, 4.00 miles Cost: Suggested […]
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Cowes Quiz Walk and Treasure Hunt
This fantastic Cowes Quiz walk and Treasure Hunt, is a self-guided walk, celebrating Cowes’ natural and built heritage. Teams comprise of up to four people. Date: 6/5/2016         Start Time: 18:30 PM            Start location: Moocow, 55 Cross Street, Cowes Grid ref: 496 961        Bus:1, Cowes Carvel Lane          Duration: 2.00 hours, 3.00 miles Cost: Suggested donation of […]
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The Island’s newest Country Park
Walk through the suburbs of Newport and then back through some rolling countryside to discover the Isle of Wight’s newest country park, see three hidden streams, a stump garden and gigantic eel. Date: 5/5/2016      Start Time: 14:00 PM          Start location: Matalan car park Grid ref: 502 887        Duration: 2.00 hours, 4.00 miles Cost: £2 donation […]
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Changing Chines
Learn more about the continually changing Island Chines and hear something positive about coastal erosion for a change! The fantastic coastal views are thrown in free! Date: 4/5/2016        Start Time: 14:00 PM     Start location: Brook Chine car park Grid ref: 386 836       Bus:12, Brook Chine     Duration: 3.00 hours, 4.00 miles Cost: Suggested donation of £2 […]
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Pootle round Parkhurst Forest
A family friendly short walk in Parkhurst Forest including visit to the Gift to Nature Red Squirrel hide, to try and get a glimpse of the Island’s most iconic mammal. Date: 2/5/2016       Start Time: 14:00 PM       Start location: Parkhurst Forest car park Grid ref: 479 899   Bus:1,  Duration: 1.50 hours, 2.00 miles  Booking not essential – 01983 […]

Gift to Nature is changing and growing into something new, bigger and better. In February 2016 the Island 2000 Trust charity took on the management of most of the Isle of Wight Council’s countryside estate, to add to its own existing Gift to Nature sites. This new project is run under the name of Gift to Nature – meaning that both IWC countryside and G2N will be better placed to keep our beautiful countryside open and free for all.

Things we do

  • We look after countryside and green spaces on the Isle of Wight
  • We help people improve land they manage
  • We run lots of interesting and fun events
  • We promote routes to access the countryside
  • We look after special habitats and species
  • We give advice and support to people about how to do these things for themselves
  • Lots of other things!