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.

Gift To Nature Newsletter October 2016
Click here to read our latest news. And just how busy are we?
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.
September 2016 Newsletter
The September 2016 newsletter is available here
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Restoration of Swanmore Meadows has started
Work has started on the restoration of Swanmore Meadows. Today 22 members of Isle of Wight Green Gym started creating all-weather paths. Over the next few months you will see us clear encroaching scrub, manage some trees and improve the entrances at Quarry Road and Weeks Road. Interpretation panels will also be installed. The Meadows remain […]
August Newsletter
Our August 2016 Newsletter is available here
Sandman Snowman
Join us at Small Hope Beach Shanklin on 19 February 2017 at 11am. We bring carrots, coal, and hot chocolate, you bring buckets, spades and warm clothes. Suggested donation £2, towards Gift To Nature Will happen whatever the weather. No need to book!
July Newsletter
Our July Newsletter is available here

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!