The Red Squirrel Trust

The 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 about our native red squirrels.
We aim to educate and raise public awareness by:

  • Providing short talks. 
  • Take guided walks.
  • Direct you to a facility where the public can see red squirrels.
  • Provide information packs.
  • Make educational films.

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


There is a committee of 6 trustees:

  • President/ Chair Miss Helen Butler BSc
    Secretary  Mrs Jessie Booth
    Treasurer  Mrs Dorothy Hughes
    Legal Advisor  Mr Gurney-Champion
    Funding Bids Secretary  Mr Simon Craddock
    Education Advisor  Mrs Vivien Hoyle
    Honorary Patrons:  Mr Chris Packham  Mr Shaw Taylor

Organisations We Work With

Wight Squirrel Project:

Woodend Enterprises

Honorary Patron Chris Packham 

The 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.

You can help by Adopting a Red Squirrel for a year

Children can join the ‘Bushy Tail Club’

If you would like to give a donation please fill in the form here.  Alternatively donate via CAF Bank website:

To Contact Us:

The Red Squirrel Trust, PO Box 33, Nicholson Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33  1BH

Tel:  01983  611003


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