Isle of Wight Winter Foreshore Foraging

Foraging on the Isle of Wight

Foraging, something most of us have attempted, looking for those magical blackberries in over grown hedgerows, but have you ever thought of Isle of Wight Foreshore Foraging? For those interested in wild food the Isle of Wight is a forager’s paradise with vast tracts of unpolluted coastline and countryside. But mention foraging to most people and they conjure up images of late summer afternoons picking blackberries from hedgerows or autumn […]

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A Wight Christmas!

Things to do over a Wight Christmas

It doesn’t look like we are going to have a white Christmas this year, but you can still have your own ‘Wight Christmas’ here on the Isle of Wight. There is so much to watch, experience, or just enjoy, whether you are visiting or residing in this most amazing Island. Just being able to enjoy the walks, bridal paths and coastline of the Isle of Wight is worth spending the […]

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Halloween weather

We have had perfect halloween weather on the Isle of Wight with spooky misty conditions. There has been lots to amuse halloween followers from the spooky castle at Carisbrooke. You could have downloaded  the Isle of fright app for all the events, as the Isle of Wight turned itself into the Isle of Fright. Some of our guests visited the steam railway for a scary ride with a skeleton appearing at their window. The […]

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Isle of Wight countryside at its best

This is today October 25th  in typical Isle of Wight Autumn weather. Here we are on the Downs, which are interwoven with bridleways, footpaths, cycleways. The Isle of Wight Downs are all part of the AONB, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that accounts for one half of the Isle of Wight. This status protects it from development. This view is typical of views from the chalk Downland that stretches from […]

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The subtropical Isle

The Isle of Wight is renowned for its temperate climate, with the warm sea around creating warm and humid Autumns. No wonder the exotic palms, bananas and echiums thrive from all corners of the world. Visit the Isle of Wight Gardens and marvel at them still in full bloom. Ventnor Botanic Gardens has the best display, and we recommend looking at their site for latest news-Ventnor Botanic Gardens Mottistone Manor […]

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Isle of Wight Walking Festival

The great isle of wight walking festival starts on 24th October for three days of interest walks. Murder mystery walks, fossil hunting walks,walking with alpacas, coastal, heritage and downland walks to choose from, for all the family. We suggest you book early. see Isle of wight walking festival. There are walks for all ages and interests including learning about some of our history. Come back in May for a longer festival […]

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Red Squirrels

On the Isle of Wight only red squirrels are present and, with the Solent as a barrier, it is imperative that it stays this way. The red squirrel is the only native squirrel species in the British Isles. They have declined significantly on mainland England, mainly due to the introduction of the American grey squirrel. On the Isle of Wight only red squirrels are present and, with the Solent as […]

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