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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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The Gift to Nature Auction
AUCTION NOW COMPLETE If you are a winner in the online auction you should get an email telling how to pay. If you didn’t get the email or you won with a bid at the Gala Dinner (ie not online) then please get in touch with us.  Following our fantastic Enchanted Woodland Gala Dinner, we […]
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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 […]
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Get your apples now!
There is a lot of free fruit to be had this year – and our community orchards have got some for you! These apples are at Sandown Wetlands, Longwood Lane – just by the cycletrack. You can also find over 100 fruit trees free for the picking at Pan Country Park off Pan Lane, and […]
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We’re working with Visit Isle of Wight
Gift to Nature is delighted to be a voluntary WIGHTBID payer – we contribute towards Visit Isle of Wight because we believe that promoting the Island to visitors is an essential part of protecting and enhancing this beautiful landscape. So now we’re on the Visit Isle of Wight website! Hooray!  
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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 […]

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!