Wight Conservation is the largest privately owned estate on the Isle of Wight
which is dedicated to farming in the best interests of wildlife. It owns, or rents 2027 acres, 2.2% of the Isle of Wight’s land mass.
The principal farm is at Wroxall, near Ventnor, but there are important
conservation sites at Mottistone, Brighstone, Shorwell and Havenstreet. Few
areas can match its diversity of important wildlife habitats and species.
Wight Conservation is important for:
We invite you to browse through these pages and share our
conservation experience. Nature gives us so much to marvel at. We particularly
refer you to the photo galleries which largely concentrate on portraying the
estate's work throughout the seasons. The galleries will be frequently updated.
- variety of habitats - Chalk
Grassland, Heathland, Ancient Woodland,
- variety of species including Red Squirrel, Bechstein and Barbastelle bats,
Early Gentian, Dartford Warbler, Night Jar, Great Crested Newt, Veteran
- habitat restoration
- low use of fertilizers and pesticides
- important fold (herd) of pedigree Highland Cattle
- stunning landscapes views
- archaeological features dating back over 4,500 years
- access for the public and education
photo by Ian Davidson-Watts