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COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We are aware that we are all making some big changes to our lives in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the latest Government guidance means that everyone is required to stay at home. Although we can go out for exercise, that means close to your own home.

People should not be accessing the Isle of Wight landscape unless locally for your daily exercise and only with members of your household, and you should not be traveling across the Island for walks or other exercise. If you do go out into the landscape, please practice social distancing of at least 2 metres between you and the nearest human.

This will help to reduce the spread of the virus. It will also help to minimise the risk of accidents on our roads, reducing unnecessary pressure on the NHS and emergency services, at this extremely difficult time. It will also support our local communities who need to access their local shops and services while maintaining the required distances from others to keep everyone safe.

In these unprecedented times, please ensure you stay up to date with the latest guidance from the Government https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Contacting Us

The Isle of Wight AONB Team is working remotely and will not be available on our usual office number. If you would like to contact us, please email the relevant team member directly. If you don’t have a contact name, please send a general email to Unit@wightaonb.org.uk or AONB@iow.gov.uk and we will respond as soon as we are able to.

At the moment, we are all adjusting to the changes in our lives. We are looking at creating resources that may help you and your family to remain in touch with nature while you are at home. For now, we will be a little quieter than usual on social media, but you can stay connected as we begin to find a new normal over the coming weeks.

Look after each other, stay at home and stay safe,

The Isle of Wight AONB Partnership

 

 

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.

 

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

 

The IW AONB is made up of 5 discrete land parcels. Each are has its own character and beauty. 

 

 

Isle of Wight Area Outstanding Natural Beauty Map

 

Walking on the the Isle of Wight

 

https://www.wightaonb.org.uk/explore/walking-and-cycling/

 

Current Statutory Management Plan

 

 

Isle of Wight AONB Management Plan 2019 - 2024

 

Our Partnerships

West Wight Landscape Partnership


Enjoy the legacy of the Island’s first landscape partnership scheme. Between 2008 – 2013 it helped to conserve and enhance the important habitats of the Isle of Wight's western area and encourage people to explore and celebrate its rich culture and heritage.

Down to the Coast


A landscape partnership scheme that is all about conserving and celebrating what makes the East Wight a fantastic place to work , live and play.

IW Local Records Centre


The Isle of Wight Local Records Centre collects, collates, manages and disseminates information on the Island’s wildlife; making it available to all those who need it, on a not-for-profit basis in a cost-effective way. This information plays an essential role in decision-making at all levels, helping to protect and improve biodiversity on the Island and beyond.