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Encyclopedia > Isle of Wight AONB

The Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the Isle of Wight, England's largest offshore island.


The designated area of the AONB covers approximately half of the island, concentrated around the south-west and north-west coastal areas and including an area of inland downland in the island's east. The area was designated in 1963.


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External links

  • Isle of Wight Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Website (http://www.wightaonb.org.uk/)

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Visually, the AONB is dominated by chalk in the sharp upfold which forms both the island's eastwest backbone and southern expanse of wide green downs, and its most famous landmark, the bright white stacks of the Needles.
The AONB landscape is of considerable scientific and ecological importance and includes exceptional flora-rich chalk grasslands, the north coast's major estuarial habitats and the geologically notable southern cliffs and landslips.
The Isle of Wight is one of Britain's longest established visitor destinations and includes seaside family resorts, caravan and holiday parks and the seasonal day trip influx on the Solent ferries.
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