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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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Pig Leg Lane – The Story
The meadows at Pig Leg Lane have sat within the Island’s agricultural landscape for over 4000 years and the archaeological evidence of its long history still survives today. Dr Ruth Waller will be giving a talk explain the archaeological clues left behind by our ancestors who farmed the land since the Bronze Age. From the […]
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Gift To Nature Newsletter February 2017
Our fantastic newsletter is available here
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Gift to Nature on the High Street !
As part of the drive to raise our profile and funds for the charity, We are branching out into the high street. We cannot divulge the exact location yet, as all the behind scenes paperwork is still being completed, but we can reveal our shop will focus on outdoor living and offer a range of […]
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Hedgelayers’ Supper
After our very evening enjoyable knees-up last year we’re repeating it with an informal and fun evening open to all at the Quay Arts. The hedgelaying competition is free because of the generous support of Landscape Therapy and many other sponsors – but we can always do more. This year we’re raising funds for Gift to Nature […]
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Sandman Snowman 2017
Our annual Sandman Snowman event will take place 19th February at 11am on Small Hope Beach Shanklin. Do you want to build a sandman? You bring your wellies and spades. We bring carrots and coal! Free event but donations to Gift To Nature are very welcome. Small Hope Beach Shanklin, next to the sailing club.
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Return to the Mummies’ Caves!
Last Autumn we mentioned our plans to apply for Heritage Lottery Fund monies to ‘rediscover’ the cement kilns at Dodnor. Affectionately known as ‘the Mummies Caves’ by local children who played there many years ago, the structures have now become overgrown and the site is no longer open to the public for strong safety reasons, […]
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Grazing at Nansen Hill
We have been investigating putting cattle back to graze on Nansen Hill, in partnership with our neighbours the National Trust who already do graze the neighbouring fields. Although we had no plans to start grazing this year, as it turned out, late in November the cattle took things into their own hands and broke through the […]
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Gift To Nature Newsletter December 2016
Our fantastically informative newsletter is available here. Go on click it, You know you want to.
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Big improvements at Pan Mill Meadows
Big changes are going on at the Pan Mill Meadows nature reserve in Newport. You might have seen us working, part of the area we’re working on is very visible from St George’s Roundabout by Matalan. So what’s happening? Gift to Nature has leased more land from the Isle of Wight Council and has also secured funding […]
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Name our reserve!
Gift To Nature want to know what to call Ryde’s nature reserve – will you help? The nature reserve south of Quarry Lane, Ryde has various names, and people have told us they want to have a say in what we call it in the future. So now’s your chance to tell Gift To Nature […]

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!