Arreton Down

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Arreton Down is a 29.77 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the Isle of Wight, originally notified in 1979 for its geological interest and then renotified in 1987, but for its biological interest only.

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Arreton Down Wildlife Reserve

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Arreton Down is 48 acres of chalk downland near Newport on the Isle of Wight.

* There is limited parking at the site so we suggest parking in Arreton Village (try opposite the White Lion pub) and walking up to the reserve.
* Southern Vectis bus company offers a service that passes close to Arreton Down. Visit their website for details.
* If you wish to park at the site, take the A3056 towards Arreton. Parking is available at the top of the hill on the right next to the disused chalk pit entrance. The reserve can also be reached along footpaths from Arreton.

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Never closes

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Free

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