Useful links to other sites

Over the next page are listings of recommended sites in a few categories with a brief description.

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http://www.donaldmcgill.info This museum pays homage to Donald McGill, who spent his life creating comic artworks for the then thriving postcard industry. Donald created over 12,000 postcards from 1904 till his death in 1962, the award winning Orrery Café is available to compliment your visit.

http://www.wightbutterflies.co.uk  This site holds photographs of many different species of butterfly found whilst on walks around the Isle of Wight. The current count stands at 36 different species, with a photogallery and common name index.

Walking:

http://www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk/  Every May The Island hosts The UK's largest walking festival.  This site is all about the festival in 2005 and has lots of information with competitions and news.

http://www.wightsole.org.uk/  Wight Sole Walking is a group of individuals of various ages who clearly enjoy walking. Past activities list the walks that they have completed with information and pictures. Group photo's and a list of forthcoming events and social evenings are also featured. The Arial pictures of the walks supplied by Google Earth is an interesting and useful feature.

www.wight-walks.co.uk Walking holidays are offered on this site.  Accommodation, maps, advice and transportation of luggage between walk destinations are provided by this 'all in' service.

Miscellaneous:

http://www.goddards-brewery.co.uk/  Goddards Brewery have won many awards since 1993 for their locally produced beer.  Their site takes a light hearted look into the history of the brewery, beers they produce in draught and bottles and a list of pubs where you are likely to find them.

http://www.goodleaf.co.uk/  They run tree climbing adventures for all ages & abilities; for individuals, groups large & small, for those scared of heights & for those who can't wait to be swinging 50ft above the ground.

http://www.butterfly-world-iow.co.uk/ has hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural enviroment, as well as Italian and Japanese gardens, koi ponds, fountains, jumping jets and a cafe, all under cover.

www.rapanuiclothing.com/ Rapanui is an Eco-Fashion company from the Isle of Wight, that makes Organic and Ethical clothing using Renewable Energy with award-winning traceability. Rapanui is about making eco-fashion cool whilst being made a bit differently, they use natural, organic fabrics, and Ethical fair labour.

Island Dance Wizards are the Island's Leading Dance School, running Open Classes on several evenings a week and Private Lessons during the day as well as Workshops, Freestyle Dance Events etc, in a variety of social dance styles, but specialising in Argentine Tango, Blues and Tango/Blues Fusion dancing. They can also arrange one off private lessons or a set of lessons during your stay on the Island. Facebook page: www.facebook.com/IslandDanceWizards or email basil_barrett@hotmail.com or call Amanda on 07534 242834 for more details.

www.cloversignsblog.com Clover Signs where tradition and technology meet. In July 2007, they were contacted by The Old Thatch Teashop on the Isle of Wight and asked to design some signs for them. Its the pink building on the right on www.isleofwightattractions.co.uk home page.

gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk/resource/site-prep-building-a-base Building a base for a shed? Then this resource of information and advice may help.

www.billyoh.com/rattan-garden-furniture information and history of Rattan garden furniture When you are looking for new patio or lawn furniture, rattan garden furniture is a stylish, environmentally-friendly, affordable, and durable option to consider. Rattan furniture is made of rattan, a palm plant which is found in parts of Southeast Asia.

Sites from The Mainland:

The Derwent dams in the Derwent valley, Derbyshire.  This mini site is about The Derwent Dams in Derbyshire. This tucked away area is a gem for walkers of all abilities. The Derwent and The Howden Dams are awesome structures amongst a valley laced with pine trees and forests.

There is also a small section on The Dambusters 617 RAF Squadron who used The Derwent dam for intense training in low level flying and bomb aiming during 1943. This is my second website, designed and maintained by myself.

http://www.parkholidaysuk.com/ Park Holidays UK have three holiday parks close to the Isle of Wight from Chichester to Christchurch and holiday makers often visit the Island for day trips as part of their holiday. Static Caravans for sale, plus Touring Caravan and Camping Sites.