Landscape

THE ISLE OF WIGHT AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY

Shorwell, Isle of Wight, West Wight

Two heritage coasts The Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated in 1963.  Covering approximately 191 square kilometres, the AONB covers half the land area of the Island. In 1974 two heritage coasts were defined in West Wight, Tennyson in the south and Hamstead in the north.  Together these special areas […]


WEST WIGHT HISTORIC LANDSCAPE

Wight tourism

West Wight has many historic reminders of a turbulent past within its landscape. The threat of invasion from France led to the construction of a number of unique buildings that still stand today. There is much evidence of long-standing settled communities, some of it seen most strikingly from the air; but many sites and treasures are hidden […]


WEST WIGHT: A SECRET TO SHARE

Isle of Wight

West Wight is the quiet side of the Island. The picturesque landscape of the West Wight is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). Much of it is protected by the National Trust. But you’ll have heard of our most famous natural landmarks the Needles rocks and the coloured sands of Alum Bay. As […]


ON THE DOWNS ABOVE COMPTON BAY

Above Compton Bay

  The Mottistone Long Stone, a five-metre tall sandstone megalith on the downs above Compton Bay, has a second stone lying at its foot. The remaining outlines of the original New Stone Age tomb and grass mound are well defined on the downs above Compton Bay. The barrow is aligned with the summer solstice sunrise. […]


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Editorial: Albany Associates
Photography (Gallery and Slideshow): Jason Swain