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The IOW Red Squirrel Trust is an Isle of Wight based charity comprising of a group of dedicated people committed to the protection and survival of our native red squirrels, their habitat and the species that share it with them.

We also educate the general public and raise awareness about our native red squirrels by:

  • Providing short talks
  • Taking guided walks
  • Directing you to a facility where you can see red squirrels
  • Providing information packs
  • Making educational films

Protect Red SquirrelsThe Red Squirrel Trust does not receive government – or any other – fundings so money to keep the charity running comes from donations, sponsorship, fund-raising, gift aid and grants. Donations Adopt a Red Squirrel Join the Bushy Tail Club Donate

New Project to Manage Woodlands

WoodWorks ProjectWoodWorks is a new project on the Isle of Wight to demonstrate how woodlands can be sensitively and sustainably managed with red squirrels and other native flora and fauna as a priority.

Many thanks to The Naturesave Trust who are supporting us with a grant to buy tools and equipment.

If you want to join us in helping to protect the red squirrel please contact us at:

Environmental, Conservation and Community Renewable Energy Grants provided by the Naturesave Trust Adopt a Red Squirrel Join the Bushy Tail Club Donate

Visit the Wight Squirrel Project website for more squirrel information and to become a Friend of the Red Squirrels.


Island Walks Guide
With help from the West Wight Landscape Partnership, The Red Squirrel Trust produced a free walks guide.

Walks GuideThe West Wight is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and we hope you enjoy your walks and will want to visit the West Wight often.

The walks featured in the booklet were submitted by members of the general public as being their 'favourite woodland walk'.

The Red Squirrel Trust put together the routes based on this information plus local knowledge of rights of way paths and places to see wildlife.

Win an Adoption Package!

Listen to IOW local radio to find out how you could win a Red Squirrel Adoption Package.

The weekly competition is sponsored by the Red Squirrel Property Shop, IOW.

Squirrel News

Support our Squirrels on Bluebell Day

Come along to Kighton East Wood on May Day to see the stunning carpets of bluebells, and look out for red squirrels !

There'll be an IOW Red Squirrel Trust stand with goods for sale and lots of information on our native red squirrels.

You can buy items crafted from IOW wood, as well as visit a donkey from the Donkey Sanctury, and learn about hedgehogs on the Island.

Refreshments and homemade cakes will be available.

There is a £2 minimum donation per person which will go to the IOW Red Squirrel Trust.

We need your Donations for our Shop !

Especially items relating to British wildlife - for example ceramics, wood, books, home crafts, and other quality items - but no clothes.

All money raised in the shop goes to The IOW Red Squirrel Trust.

Please come and browse and find information about red squirrels.

We are looking for volunteers to run the shop, please contact us:

Phone us on 07746 573 707

01983 611 003 or email

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