The Island is famous for its red squirrels and has one of the best and the last English populations of this shy woodland animal. Parkhurst Forest near Newport is one of the best places to search for them and you might be lucky enough to see some from the magnificent log cabin hide which we built with the help of the Forestry Commission. The hide is specially designed with a high roof to allow you to look up into the treetops to watch for a display of nimble squirrels.
The nearest stop is Standen Avenue, but for a more regular service go to St Mary’s Hospital then walk along Forest Road.
From Newport follow the signs for Yarmouth via Forest Road. After about one mile on Forest Road look out for the turning into Parkhurst Forest and park in the car park. Then follow the signs around the Squirrel Safari via the Hide.
The car park PO30 5LZ SZ480900
The hide PO30 5UL SZ476905