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Geocache Dragon Egg Hunt

Join us for a geocaching adventure with the first ever Gift to Nature Geocaching Dragon Egg Hunt!

Use your phone to navigate around the flowery slopes of Brading Down, and hunt out our special dragon-themed secret caches… can you find them all?

A family event open to all: Bulley’s Pit, Brading Down, hourly from 12pm- 4pm ( last trail starts at 3pm ) on Monday 2 April 2018.

Please book with us, contact Gift to Nature here.

Get ready before you come – make an account on geocaching.com so you can play!

Install the app here.


Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.


Nothing! It is free! All you need is a smart phone to install the app on. There is a paid membership, but you don’t need that to start so don’t worry, you can try it for free and if you don’t like it, don’t worry.


You start by registering an account with the Geocaching website (https://www.geocaching.com/account/register) which is free and easy to do. Once you have setup your account you simply need to download the app for your phone (https://www.geocaching.com/play/mobile)


No you don’t however, it would be better if you do; if you aren’t registered then you won’t be able to enjoy the full experience of the game. You only need to have one account per family, so not everyone needs to register if you don’t want to. You can log into multiple devices with the same account and all work together.

MORE INFORMATION · Information video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuFiLhhCNww · Intro to the Geocaching App: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G28VxvBoSLQ · Geocaching Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocaching

Return to the mummies’ caves: new £63K project at Dodnor

Heritage Lottery funds £63,800 project on Newport’s industrial heritage

The Island 2000 Trust will be delivering a new project worth over £63000 after securing grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Vestas Technology UK. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players and donated by the local wind turbine technology firm, the project aims to conserve and enhance the historic cement kilns at Dodnor known as the Mummies’ Caves, and improve the nature reserve at Dodnor Creek. Continue reading

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 horns too.  Continue reading

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 from the Suez Communities Trust, and Newport Parish Council.

This will extend the reserve and allow for the Freshwater firm of countryside professionals, Landscape Therapy, to carry out improvements. Work is expected to continue until spring 2017. Continue reading