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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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The Troll Trail lives on!
The Troll Trail was created in 2007 along a section of National Cycle Network route 23. It has since been absorbed into the Red Squirrel Trail but lots of the improvements we made along the trail are still there for you – and the local wildlife – to benefit from. We’re delighted to see the Troll […]
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Recruiting: Gift To Nature Fundraiser
Our team is a small one, so we don’t often have any jobs come up. But here’s one! Gift To Nature Fundraiser 0.5 FTE £29K-£32K pro rata Permanent position Gift to Nature is the Island’s countryside management charity, and we are looking for a fundraiser to support our expanding project. Join us if you’ve got […]
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Brading bins success!
When Brading Town Council asked us to look at getting some new bins at Brading Down, we knew we couldn’t afford to just buy some. This special downland landscape is a well-loved place for so many people, and it needed some bins that would blend in sympathetically. So we asked Island Roads for help, and […]
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Restoration of Swanmore Meadows has started
Work has started on the restoration of Swanmore Meadows. Today 22 members of Isle of Wight Green Gym started creating all-weather paths. Over the next few months you will see us clear encroaching scrub, manage some trees and improve the entrances at Quarry Road and Weeks Road. Interpretation panels will also be installed. The Meadows remain […]
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August Newsletter
Our August 2016 Newsletter is available here
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Sandman Snowman
Join us at Small Hope Beach Shanklin on 19 February 2017 at 11am. We bring carrots, coal, and hot chocolate, you bring buckets, spades and warm clothes. Suggested donation £2, towards Gift To Nature Will happen whatever the weather. No need to book!
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July Newsletter
Our July Newsletter is available here
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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

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!