Isle of Wight National Landscape

Isle of Wight National Landscape

Welcome to Isle of Wight National Landscape.

The start of a new chapter in the story of designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England and Wales.

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Have your say – The draft Management Plan 2025-2030 is ready for review and comment. Download the plan and supporting documents from this page – Management Plan Consultation documents



The new name reflects our national importance: the vital contribution we make to help the nation combat the threats of climate change, nature depletion and the wellbeing crisis, whilst also creating greater understanding and awareness for the work of the whole National Landscapes family.

This is a significant milestone for the UK and the next step in fully realising our vision to be the national leaders in showing how thriving, diverse communities can work with and for nature in the UK: restoring ecosystems, providing food, storing carbon to mitigate the effects of climate change, safeguarding against drought and flooding, whilst also nurturing people’s health and wellbeing.

The Isle of Wight National Landscape 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.