Isle of Wight is known as "dinosaur island" and it's a stunning area
for a winter's day out.
For a place that is only 23 miles wide by 13 miles
long, there's a large number of interesting wildlife and natural history locations.
The British Isles is a nation of islands. There are more
than 6,000 islands around our coast. They're great havens for wildlife too.
- Our islands offer amazing opportunities for
wildlife watching. Why not take a few tips from the Nature's Calendar team from
bird watching to fossil hunting?
of Wight - Visitor Guide
of Wight Tourism, Westridge Centre, Brading Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight.|
of Wight Tourism - 01983 813 813|
of Wight Streetmap|
hunting guide. Binoculars for bird watching. Warm clothing and tide times for
fossil searching. |
hunting - if you've only got time to visit one beach, Compton Bay near Freshwater
is the place to go. Other top fossil spots are Chilton Chine and Brighstone Bay.
Check tide times - the tide must be out to see the dinosaur footprints.|
watching. Outdoor pursuits - riding, walking, cycling, sailing.
Fossil Hunts island wide, visit www.dinosaurisle.com
for more information.
Alverstone Mead - several public footpaths
and walks. Red Squirrel hides.
depending on location.|
services to Isle of Wight from Southampton, Lymington, Southsea and Portsmouth.
Ferry routes connect directly with road, rail and coach links - choose the car
ferry or catch a high-speed passenger ferry. The Island has a comprehensive network
Mead is located close to Sandown on the Isle of Wight and south of the SandownNewport
Alverstone Mead - open all hours.
but there may be some charge for specific activities.|
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