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Donor Rediscovered Free

Saturday 2812.00pmJuly


Dodnor Creek

Stag Lane

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Donor Rediscovered Free


Dodnor rediscovered

Join Gift to Nature for this free event for all the family to celebrate the Isle of Wight's rich history.

For the last few months Gift to Nature have been heading up a fascinating project at the Dodnor Creek /Dickson’s Copse reserve, designed to increase the public’s understanding of the rich industrial and natural heritage of the site.

Dodnor Rediscovered has seen local archaeologists and wildlife experts working together to reveal and stabilise an historic cement kiln, known locally as ‘The Mummies Caves’ an extraordinary tale about mills, cement, renewable power, and nature.

The project is now reaching its conclusion and we can reveal our findings to the public on this special open day where you will be able to access the actual site of the kilns themselves.

Although you will be able to view them from the cycle path in the future, this is the only time the public will be able to examine the kilns at close quarters as they are on land owned by Vestas, who have generously given permission for the dig and allowed our team access.

Join us for tea and cake and enjoy the story of the industrial heritage, nature trails for kids and storytelling on a fascinating trip into the past and through our nature reserve.