In October the Isle of Wight transforms into the Isle of Light. With its stunning natural light displays at dawn and dusk and the beautiful, pitch black night skies illuminated by clusters of stars light years away, it’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the English landscape at its finest.
The Island has a hugely varied landscape offering a range of viewpoints amidst beautiful countryside and on the coastline. Take a look at the list below to find out more about some of our favourites.
The Needles is perhaps the Isle of Wight’s most iconic landmark, so is definitely one to visit in the early morning or evening to see the chalky cliffs and lighthouse surrounded by a haze of twilight hues…
There’s nothing quite like a fresh, morning walk through the forest with light pouring through the trees. Head to Borthwood Copse (perhaps by bike) and experience a magical morning in the woods. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for one of our native red squirrels!
Another Island landmark, St. Catherine’s Oratory (known locally as the Pepperpot) provides a great photo opportunity in night or day. If you’re venturing up to the monument in the dark, make sure you go in a group and carry a torch and some spare batteries!
It’s often said that Gurnard is home to one of the best sunsets in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. Make your way to the north of the Island and stop at one of the local cafes to relax with a drink and watch the sun setting over the sea.
This October we’re celebrating our stunning natural landscape with a range of exciting events, from illuminations focussing on the light, to Halloween spooktaculars over on the dark side! Take a look at the list below to find out more about the fantastic events happening this October.