Entries by G2N

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 […]

The 2016 Gift to Nature Gala Dinner

A new charity fundraising event has appeared on the Isle of Wight’s busy charity calendar – the Gift to Nature Gala Dinner. This melange of food, frolics, prizes and music was created to celebrate the relaunch of the Island’s new, bigger local countryside charity. Gift to Nature is a part of the local Island 2000 […]

The 2016 Isle of Wight Hedgelaying Competition

The 24th Annual Hedgelaying Competition was held on 27 February at Parkdown Barns, Calbourne Road, Newport, PO30 4HP, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Mike Morris. Lead sponsors in 2016: Landscape Therapy; Gift to Nature; Wight AONB; Hants & IW Wildlife Trust; Cross Country Services A cold but dry day provided ideal conditions for […]

Sandman Snowman 2016 – one of the biggest ever!

Once again at Small Hope Beach in Shanklin. Thanks to excellent support from IW County Press and IW Radio we had loads of people turn up despite it being a blustery day. With over 50 sandmen it was one of the biggest Sandman Snowman events we have ever had!

Shide Meadows Centre

We have moved offices! We now live at Shide Meadows Centre (previously known as the Eco Therapy Centre, Hampton Trust, and before that Independent Arts) which can be accessed alongside National Tyres in Shide. It’s brilliant for us as we are alongside Pan Mill Meadows, and have a depot here too.