The Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - a national Landscape

Conserving and enhancing the

Island's finest landscapes

What is the Isle of Wight AONB?

The Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (IW Wight AONB) contains some of Britain’s finest landscapes.

IW Wight AONB is cared for by a dedicated partnership made up of national and local organisations.

Exploring the Isle of Wight AONB

Walking the Island’s varied footpaths and bridleways is a great way to explore and enjoy the stunning landscapes.

Regions of the AONB​

South Coast and Downs

Enjoy stunning views of the English Channel from the downs above Ventnor and the Undercliff.

Osborne Coast

A combination of exotic ornamental planting and Victorian architecture with a unique coastline.

South West Coast and Downs

Experience the gorgeous Tennyson Heritage Coast and the Island's finest chalk downs.

Central and East Downs

Views across the whole of the Isle of Wight leading to the mainland.

North West Coast

Experience the intriguing Hamstead Heritage Coast with areas of woodland meeting the Solent.