Mottistone Estate (NT)



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There's lots of variety to explore on the Mottistone Estate which stretches from the chalk downs through rolling hedge-lined farmland to the sea. This is a great place to walk, with many well-marked paths to choose from and good expanses of open downland to wander freely over. There is evidence of human occupation on the Estate, going back 6,000 years to Neolithic times. The wildlife of the estate has adapted to thousands of years of farming, and because the land is farmed in an environmentally sensitive way, the area is full of farmland birds and other wildlife.

Mottistone Estate (NT)
Longstone Farmhouse, Strawberry Lane, MOTTISTONE, PO30 4ED


About the area

Discover Isle of Wight

There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.

Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.

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