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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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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 […]
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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?
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Pollen-themed arts trail being installed at Pan Country Park
A new arts trail is being created at Pan Country Park; the ‘Pollen Trail’ is funded by cash made available as part of the planning conditions for the new houses built at Pan/Bluebell Meadows near Newport. Pan Country Park is managed by Gift to Nature on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council.
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September 2016 Newsletter
The September 2016 newsletter is available here
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Cattle are back on Brading Down
From September there are as usual cattle on the down, helping us to keep the vegetation down and ensuring a good view for everybody. If you’ve been up to Brading Down in the last week you will have met our new residents. They are friendly and inquisitive, but like all livestock in the countryside need […]
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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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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 […]

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!