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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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Sandman Snowman 11 Feb 2017
Come along to Small Hope Beach, Shanklin to build a snowman out of sand… whatever the weather! Date:  Saturday 11 February Time: 1100 – 1300 Place: Small Hope Beach, Shanklin Cost: suggested donation of £2 to Gift to Nature Bring: yourselves, any tools and props you might want to bring, and a happy smile! We […]
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Gift To Nature Newsletter January 2017
Our January Newsletter can be viewed here
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Droning on at Medina Riverside Park
Thanks to drone pilot Mike Collins for this great video of Medina Riverside Park taken last month. It’s great to watch and also really useful to get a view of the site from above!
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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!
UPDATE: The survey is now closed and we are collating the results! See our email newsletter for the announcement. 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 […]
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Vote for Swanmore Meadows!
VOTING HAS FINISHED – we’ll let you know when the results are in Bags of Help Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the five pence plastic bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The nature reserve at Swanmore Meadows, […]
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Gift To Nature Newsletter November 2016
Our Gift To Nature newsletter is now available here. Go on, read it, its very exciting!
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Gift To Nature Newsletter October 2016
Click here to read our latest news. And just how busy are we?

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!