A peaceful nature reserve on the Isle of Wight’s Heritage Coast within an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its 105 hectares comprise a variety of habitats, including heathland, ponds, conifer plantation and mature woodland.
The reserve is well known for its strong population of red squirrels and the Bouldnor Battery, an ancient monument which also lives on the site. The coastal footpath which leads to the little beach offers wonderful views and is a good place for fossil hunting.
A range of permanent outdoor classrooms
Wide surfaced forest rides and winding woodland footpaths
Parking for coaches and minibuses
On the north west coast of the Isle of Wight, east of Yarmouth it is accessed from the A3054 via a forest track at postcode PO41 0AB.
Information for schools and groups
Find out more about our education work, helping children connect with the natural world around them