Photo credit: National Trust
An impressive flank of open downland
Chillerton Down and the land around Gatcombe village is a beautiful area of downland, farmed and wooded valleys hidden away in the middle of the Isle of Wight.
It is partly owned by the National Trust and partly protected by National Trust covenants to preserve the beauty of the landscape.
While many people head for the beautiful and dramatic coast you can include this area in some lovely walks particularly between Newport and Shorwell.