Isle of Wight Green Gym

Caring for our Island's countryside since 2003.

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07528 376399

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Last updated 24/02/2015

What we do and where

We meet each Wednesday morning - whatever the weather - at venues across the Island: to view our current programme please click here. The tasks vary with the seasons and depend on the location and habitats. We provide all hand tools and training in their use (we do not use power tools), and there are welcome refreshments mid morning! Under 16s are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

To view a list of the sites we have worked on since 2003 in date order, please click here. (To view in detail the 'Isle of Wight' shaped collage of photos at the top of the list, please click here.)

Double the motivation!
Everyone knows the importance of trying to be healthier and fitter. We also know how important the environment is. Green Gym succeeds on all these levels:

Helping to improve the environment
We work to benefit the Island's countryside, help local groups and organisations, and encourage community involvement. Our tasks include:

  • beach cleans and litter picks

  • hedge laying

  • creating and clearing ponds

  • tree planting

  • coppicing

  • creating and improving school environmental areas

  • creating and managing habitats, including work in SSSIs.

For descriptions and photos of each of our sessions please visit our Blog, which also includes seasonal nature notes.

Boosting health, fitness and more
By involving participants of all ages and abilities in practical sessions in the fresh air, we aim to help them to:

  • increase their self esteem and confidence through learning new skills and completing tasks

  • improve health and muscle strength

  • increase energy levels, lose weight and get fitter

  • relieve stress and fight depression

  • make new friends

  • learn more about conservation and the Island's countryside

  • have fun!