The Rack Isle is directly opposite Arlington Row, which I previously wrote about here. It’s a low-lying meadow which gets its name from the racks where wool would have been hung to dry after being washed at Arlington Row.
It was given to the National Trust in 1956 and they are preserving it and ensuring that some of the rarer inhabitants, such as water voles, have a place where they can thrive in safety. (I didn’t see any signs of wildlife other than ducks when I was there).
It’s a good example of the varied work of the National Trust and well worth a look, especially for the chance to spot a rare creature.
A few more photos can be seen here.