Surrounding a former Victorian fort (now private homes) Golden Hill Country Park has some stunning views across the West Wight and the Solent. A network of paths offers a range of walks through the grassland and woodland which also provide some great spaces for wild-play. Golden Hill is the largest Gift to Nature site, extending to over 20 hectares.
The Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeology Society very kindly conducted a survey of Golden Hill Country Park in July 2018. The results can be read here.
How to get there
On foot/By bike – A bridleway runs north-south through the site, providing a connection with Freshwater Village (via Longhalves) to the south and Norton Green to the north.
By bus – School Green Road Stop (Routes 7/12) + 5 min walk. (Bus Timetables)
By Car – There is a gravel car park off Colwell Road, through the industrial estate. Use postcode PO40 9SJ for satnav.
The main paths through the site are laid to gravel but some of the smaller paths can be steep and uneven in places. The main tracks are level and mostly well-drained. There is a gravel car park.
There are various ways you can help improve and maintain our sites. We rely on conservation volunteers to help with many tasks and also need people who are happy to regular visit the site be our “eyes and ears”, this means we can respond much quicker to issues. Find out more here.
You can also help by becoming one of our regular supporters. Even giving a few pounds each month can make a real difference, with your donation being invested into site management and improvement work to benefit site visitors and look after our precious wildlife. Sign up here.