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.

Pig Leg Lane Grand Easter Egg Hunt
16 APRIL 2017 AT 10.30-11.00 am START TIME Meet at the North (Quarry Road) end of the site Join our Grand Easter Egg Hunt. Trails cost £3.50 Booking is essential so that we don’t run out of prizes! Please do book before you come or you might be disappointed. BOOK ON 07790 906 232
Make a wish on the wishing seat
Are you ready for a walk down the Devil’s Chimney? Discover the narrow path to the mysterious broken landscape at The Landslip, and find the Wishing Seat. Many steep steps, uneven ground and a short distance through an enclosed space. Friday 12 May 2017 2pm From Smuggler’s Haven Car Park, Leeson Road, Ventnor 1.5 miles […]
Eastern Yar and Pooh Stick Challenge
Walk along a section of the Eastern Yar discussing the history of the river, challenges it faces and possible remedies. Collect twigs en-route for a major tournament! Date: 6/5/2017    Start Time: 14:00 pm Start location: Public car park, School Lane, Newchurch Grid ref: 551 798   Duration: 2.50 hours, 3.00 miles        Booking advised – 01983 201565 […]
Down To The Villa
Discover the 2000-year old connection between Brading Down viewpoint and the Roman Villa in the valley below, with a short walk on paths the romans would have walked. Thursday 11th May 2017 at 2pm Meet at Brading Down Middle Car park 1.5 hours, 2 miles events@gifttonature.org.uk     01983  201565 Donations to Gift To Nature
Newport Quiz Walk and Treasure Trail
Self-guided walk celebrating Newport’s natural and built history. Teams of up to 4 people. 5 May at 6pm – allow 2 hours Start Location Shide Meadows Centre, Shide Road, Newport PO30 1HR (path next to National Tyres) £10 per team of four or less events@gifttonature.org.uk    01983 201565
Job opportunity: Gift to Nature Charity Shop Manager
Gift to Nature Charity Shop Manager – Newport Full or part time Download application pack Gift to Nature, the island’s local land management charity, is launching a shop in Newport to raise funds and awareness. This will be our flagship store and first retail presence on the Island. With a range of new and preloved stock, […]
Thanks WightAID!
Thanks to the WightAID Foundation for this generous support! With the beautiful background of Golden Hill Country Park we received a big cheque (literally) from Sue Lucas of WightAID. This will go towards better information and signage across all our 30 sites. Also pictured is our chairman Brian Friend (left) and G2N Manager Matt Chatfield […]
Gift to Nature Fundraising Auction
Click here to visit the  AUCTION SITE We are very pleased to be running our first ever online auction. It is small but perfectly formed with some wonderful donations from our lovely business supporters.
March 2017 Newsletter
Our March 2017 newsletter is available here
Gift To Nature Newsletter February 2017
Our fantastic newsletter is available here

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!