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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


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.