Out in the Country

We have a variety of sites to visit in some of the most stunning parts of the Island.

Brading Down is  one of the Island’s most popular sites for recreation, picnicking and wildlife watching, offering stunning panoramic views, a wealth of habitats to explore and opportunities for everyone to enjoy the countryside.

Rew Down also offers wonderful views from the site and along the coast. Its open to the public but please keep dogs under control so as not to worry the grazing animals.

Nansen Hill is our third downland site, situated between Shanklin and Ventnor. Be prepared for a steep climb – either up towards Nansen Hill or down to the mysterious world of Bonchurch Landslip.

Arreton Cross is more a feature rather than a site. Look out for the Hare and Magpie, often dressed by mystery local people. Not far from Arreton as the crow (or magpie!) flies in Merstone Station, once a railway station and now a wildflower meadow and orchard.

We manage Munsley Bog at Godshill on behalf of Godshill Parish Council. This is a rare habitat on the Island and has high conservation value.