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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

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.

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



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Go to the Give as you Live Red Squirrel Trust web page for more information and to sign up.

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

50 Shades of Red!

One of our wonderful shop volunteers has knitted these cute red squirrels. Each one has been named for a different area of the Isle of Wight and comes with a certificate of ownership.

They are for sale in our shop in Ryde High Street so pop in to see us and choose your favourite to take home.

All proceeds from the sale of these beautifully crafted squirrels will be donated to the Red Squirrel Trust.

We are looking for more volunteers to help out in the shop, so please come in and see us, or contact us on:

Phone us on
07746 573 707
01983 611 003

or email


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