Escape to an island glowing with autumnal hues
Find beach seaglass and fossils, kick leaves under a russet woodland canopy, maybe even spot a red squirrel – autumn is the perfect time to visit!
Autumn colours are like no other season. Now is the time to take a walk through our woodlands as the leaves turn from green to rich reds and golden browns. Put your wellies on and go leaf-kicking or find the biggest leaf you can. If you’re lucky, you might even spot one of the locals - a red squirrel! Some of the best spots to see autumn colour include Borthwood Copse in Sandown, Parkhurst Forest in Newport and Brighstone Forest, the Island’s largest woodland. Check out the Isle of Wight's top woodland walks here.
It’s not just our trees putting on a display in the autumn months. Big swells and storms whip up the English Channel making this a great time of year to watch local surfers riding huge waves, or even have a go yourself at one of our surf schools. Sit in the cosiness of your car at Compton Bay and watch the swell come in, you can even grab a cuppa from the National Trust ice cream van. The morning after a storm is the ideal time for a beachcombing adventure - you never know what might have washed in. Find seaglass, fossils and driftwood on many of our beaches with some of the best spots being Appley Beach, Brook Beach and Freshwater Bay.