Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Not all National Trust properties are open yet, and those that are require pre-booking via their website, no later than 15:00 on the day prior to visit.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Chillerton Down

Chillerton Down and the land around Gatcombe village is a beautiful area of downland, farmed and wooded valleys hidden away in the middle of the Isle of Wight.

It is partly owned by the National Trust and partly protected by National Trust covenants to preserve the beauty of the landscape.

While many people head for the beautiful and dramatic coast you can include this area in some lovely walks particularly between Newport and Shorwell.

  • Currently: Light rain, 14° C
  • Sunday: Medium-level cloud, 18° C
  • Monday: Heavy Rain, 15° C