What is the Isle of Wight National Landscape

Welcome to Isle of Wight National Landscape – the new name for our designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In November 2023 the start of a new chapter in the story of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England and Wales began.

The special qualities of the Isle of Wight National Landscape are many, contrasting, varied and inspiring. They contribute greatly to the quality of life and well-being of local communities and visitors.

People, who live, work and visit the area value, appreciate and understand its special qualities and support its continued conservation and enhancement. People can experience ‘Dark Skies’ and peace and tranquillity as part of the experience of living and working in or visiting the Isle of Wight NL. Seascapes remain an important part of the character of the Isle of Wight NL and its Heritage Coasts.

Recognised as an important and biodiverse landscape the Isle of Wight NL is cared for by a dedicated partnership made up of national and local organisations.

Read the management plan

Latest projects and events

Free Summer Walks for all

Nature, storytelling, art, heritage and social walks – our walk leaders have put together a fantastic selection of walks this year. Free to everyone and running from 26th May – 30th August.
View the full list of Summer Walks

Grants now available

With a total grant pot of £320,699 Isle of Wight NL team welcomes projects of any size. Contact Farm Manager mark.simmons@iow.gov.uk or read the full grant information page to get started.

Have your say – Draft Management Plan

Every five years the the Isle of Wight NL Partnership produce a management and delivery plan. Your views, ideas and feedback on the plan are important.

Visit the management plan page to read the draft

Areas of work

Nature and Climate

Isle of Wight National Landscape collaborates with partners to monitor, help and improve wildlife, nature and the climate.

Place

Farming and land management are integral to the Isle of Wight economy, culture and scenic landscape. Working with partners Isle of Wight NL fund and facilitate projects that work for nature and the climate.

People

Volunteers, artists and organisations work with the Isle of Wight NL to create projects that reach communities, schools, youth groups and individuals on the island.

Our Partners

As a small team, we work in partnership with many others. Bringing together landowners, the local community and other organisations to create and deliver our Management Plan. Through this plan, our team and partners make sure that Isle of Wight National Landscape is a beautiful, thriving place that all people feel they can be part of.

View the full list of partners Join our partnership