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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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Gift to Nature Fundraising Auction
Click here to visit the  AUCTION SITE We are very pleased to be running our first ever online auction. It is small but perfectly formed with some wonderful donations from our lovely business supporters.
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March 2017 Newsletter
Our March 2017 newsletter is available here
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Pootle Around Pig Leg Lane
03 May 2017 at 10.30 Join us on a walk through our newly refurbed nature reserve. Find all about our restoration work. 1 mile, I hour. Meet at Quarry Road entrance Donations  
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Return to the Mummies Caves
Saturday 29th April 2017 at 10.30 am A walk along the riverbank to Dodnor Creek Local Nature Reserve exploring the natural and industrial heritage along the way. Spaces limited so please book at events@gifttonature.org.uk 01983 201565 Meet by the Propeller on Newport Quay 3.5 miles – wear good walking shoes Donations to Gift To Nature
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Down to the Villa
Discover the 2000-year old connection between Brading Down viewpoint and the Roman Villa in the valley below, with a short walk on paths the romans would have walked. Thursday 11th May 2017 at 2pm Meet at Brading Down Middle Car park 1.5 hours, 2 miles events@gifttonature.org.uk     01983  201565 Donations to Gift To Nature  
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Eastern Yar and Pooh Stick Challenge
Walk along a section of the Eastern Yar discussing the history of the river, challenges it faces and possible remedies. Collect twigs en-route for a major tournament! Date: 6/5/2017    Start Time: 14:00 pm Start location: Public car park, School Lane, Newchurch Grid ref: 551 798   Duration: 2.50 hours, 3.00 miles        Booking advised – 01983 201565 […]
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Gift To Nature Newsletter February 2017
Our fantastic newsletter is available here
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MAKE A WISH ON THE WISHING SEAT
Are you ready for a walk down the Devil’s Chimney? Discover the narrow path to the mysterious broken landscape at The Landslip, and find the Wishing Seat. Thursday 12 May 2017 2pm From Smuggler’s Haven Car Park 1.5 miles / 1.5 hours Donations to Gift To Nature events@gifttonature.org.uk
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Pig Leg Lane Grand Easter Egg Hunt
16 APRIL 2017 AT 10.30-11.00 am START Meet at the North (Quarry Road) end of the site Join our Grand Easter Egg Hunt. Trails cost £3.50 We advise booking so that we don’t run out of prizes! 01983 201565
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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 […]

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!