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Name:Afton Marsh, Freshwater (IW Council)
Contact:Council Offices, Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status:LNR, SSSI, AONB
Features:Reed beds, wet fen, willow and alder carr

Name:Alverstone Mead (Wight Nature Fund)
Contact:WNF, Mary Edmunds, Sandalwood, Gravel Pit Rd, Wootton, Ryde, IW, PO33 4RB
Phone:-
Status:LNR, SSSI, AONB
Features:Alder carr, wet grazing meadows. Water rail, wood crickets, dormice, white admiral


Name:America Wood (Woodland Trust)
Contact:The Woodland Trust, Autumn Park, Grantham, Lincs NG31 6LL
Phone:(01476) 74297
Status:Site of Special Scientific Interest
Features:Ancient pasture woodland, mature and pollarded oak



Name:Arreton Down (Hants and IW Wildlife Trust)
Contact:
Phone:
Status:Site of Special Scientific Interest; AONB
Features:Chalk grassland



Name:Bembridge & Culver Downs (National Trust)
Contact:Longstone Farmhouse, Strawberry Lane, Mottistone, IW PO30 4EA
Phone:01983 741020
Status:Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Features:Downland, chalk cliffs, woodland, chalkhill blue, yellow-wort, horseshoe vetch, squinanceywort


Name:Brading & Nunwell Downs (Isle of Wight Council)
Contact:Council Offices,Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status: AONB, SSSI, SAM
Features:Chalk grassland, views, roman field system, ice cream van, butterfly trail



Name:Brading Marshes (RSPB)
Contact:-
Phone:-
Status:Site of Special Scientific Interest; Ramsar
Features:Wet grazing meadows


Name:Dodnor Creek & Dicksons Copse, Newport (IW Council)
Contact:Council Offices, Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status:LNR, SSSI
Features:Reed beds, willow and alder carr, ancient woodland, mute swan, bryophytes, moths, pedunculate oak, Medina cyclepath


Name:Fort Victoria Country Park (Isle of Wight Council)
Contact:Fort Victoria Country Park home page
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status:Country Park
Features:Grassland, soft cliffs, adders, coastal woodland, planetarium, aquarium


Name:Golden Hill
Country Park (Isle of Wight Council)
Contact:Council Offices,Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status:
Country Park
Features:Grassland, scrub, woodland, bridle paths


Name:The Landslip (Isle of Wight Council)
Contact:Council Offices,Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status: SSSI, AONB
Features:Geological interest, Devil's Chimney, woodland, picnic sites, cafe, wishing seat



Name:Mill Copse, Yarmouth (Wight Nature Fund)
Contact:WNF, Mary Edmunds, Sandalwood, Gravel Pit Rd, Wootton, Ryde, IW, PO33 4RB
Phone:-
Status:-
Features:woodland, coppiced hazel, town hall clock, wood anemone

Name:Medina Riverside Park (Isle of Wight Council)
Contact:Council Offices,Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status: -
Features:Meadow, pond, picnic site


Name:Mottistone Estate (National Trust)
Contact:Manor Cottage, Hoxall Lane, Mottistone, IOW, PO30 4ED
Phone:01983 741302
Status:Historic garden, AONB, archaeological interest
Features:Farmland, woodland, gardens, the Long Stone, relic heathland

Name:Nansen Hill, Bonchurch (Isle of Wight Council)
Contact:Council Offices,Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status:
Site of Special Scientific Interest, AONB
Features:Chalk grassland, scrub



Name:Newtown Nature Reserve (National Trust)
Contact:Longstone Farmhouse, Strawberry Lane, Mottistone, IW PO30 4EA
Phone:01983 741020
Status:NNR,
Site of Special Scientific Interest, Heritage Coast
Features:River estuary, woodland, mudflats, Glanville Fritillary, ungrazed coastal marsh, red squirrel, green-winged orchid, dormouse

Name:Pelham Woods, St Lawrence (Wight Nature Fund / Isle of Wight Council)
Contact:WNF, Mary Edmunds, Sandalwood, Gravel Pit Rd, Wootton, Ryde, IW, PO33 4RB
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status: -
Features:Secondary woodland; springs, comfrey, alder, bryophytes, ivy broomrape, tutsan



Name:Rew Down, Ventnor (IW Council)
Contact:Council Offices,Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status:LNR, SSSI
Features:Chalk grassland, adonis blue butterfly, early gentian


Name:St Catherines Down
(National Trust)
Contact:Longstone Farmhouse, Strawberry Lane, Mottistone, IW PO30 4EA
Phone:01983 741020
Status:Site of Special Scientific Interest, AONB
Features:Downland, cliffs, scrub, landslip, milk vetch, tufted centaury, subterranean clover, hoary stock


Name:Sibden Hill & Batts Copse, Shanklin (Isle of Wight Council)
Contact:Council Offices, Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status: -
Features:Ancient woodland, coppice, rhododendron, emergent heathland



Name:Shide Chalk Pit, Newport (IW Council)
Contact:Council Offices,Seaclose, Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
Phone:(01983) 823893
Status:LNR, SSSI, AONB
Features:Geological interest, bat cave, bryophytes, marshland, chalk downland


Name:Ventnor Down
(National Trust)
Contact:Longstone Farmhouse, Strawberry Lane, Mottistone, IW PO30 4EA
Phone:01983 741020
Status:Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Features:Downland, heath, bilberry, autumn gentian, common broomrape, orchids, Adonis Blue



Name:West Wight: Headon Warren, The Needles, Tennyson Down (National Trust)
Contact:Longstone Farmhouse, Strawberry Lane, Mottistone, IW PO30 4EA
Phone:01983 741020
Status:Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,
Site of Special Scientific Interest, pSAC
Features:Downland, ancient grassland, heath, dartford warbler, fulmar, dwarf gorse


Name:Youngwoods Copse / Bretts Meadow (Wight Nature Fund)
Contact:WNF, Mary Edmunds, Sandalwood, Gravel Pit Rd, Wootton, Ryde, IW, PO33 4RB
Phone:-
Status:-
Features:ancient woodland, red squirrel, meadow, dormice, white admiral, wild service, 


 


   

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