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.
The Travelling Film Show: The NeverEnding Story
A chance to see the classic fantasy film in a magical outdoor setting. Both children and adults will enjoy this film for its special effects, beautiful scenery, and colourful characters. Most of all, The NeverEnding Story’s message of daring to dream and soaring to new heights through books is a powerful one that kids of […]
The Brading Woodfair
Come along to the first Brading Woodfair and discover a world of natural wonder. Land based arts and crafts, woodcarving, local food and drink, forest skills and workshops, music, dance and story telling. A fun family day in a natural environment. Organised with support from Brading Town Council
Join us for a celebration of all things Fae in a hidden location deep in Brading Down. Music, performance art, local food & drink, stalls, complementary therapies and healing, arts and crafts, storytelling and workshops. Come in character or as you are for a fabulous day of faerie frolics. Location: Brading Down – if you’re […]
Feeling sheepish in Newport!
The sheep are back! Yes, our visiting four-legged mowers are back on duty at Pan Mill Meadows, Newport. Our work to restore this meadow to safe grazing condition last year seems to have paid off – they are enjoying the grass. Although some of them have horns, they are not goats – sheep do have […]
The Gift to Nature Shop: official opening
Official opening of the Gift to Nature Shop, 12 Holyrood St, Newport PO30 5AU (opposite Hurst’s) 14:00 26 May 2017 Holyrood Street will be welcoming a unique shop on Friday 26 May. Island countryside conservation charity the Island 2000 Trust is opening its first shop to get the countryside message to the high street. The Gift […]
Get in the frame!
If you’re at Appley Park look out for our newest installation – the Ryde Frame! With support from Goodleaf Tree Climbing and the Isle of Wight Council we have commissioned and installed a wonderful new feature at Appley Park. Made by creatives Dave Badman and Lisa Long at Ecclestone George. The #RydeFrame is the perfect place […]
May 2017 newsletter
Check out our May newsletter! Our summer events, shop update, and much more!
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 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!