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Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2019

The popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns in 2019, sponsored by Warner Leisure Hotels.

*We will shortly be uploading walks to the website and most should be ready to reserve by the beginning of December 2018.*

Join the Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2019 and take part in one of the UK’s longest running walking festivals. Discover unique routes with experienced local walkers and enjoy an extensive walks programme that includes walks across, over and around the Island. The popular Isle of Wight Challenge and fundraiser Walk the Wight with Mountbatten also form part of the festival.

Get up close and personal with the best of the Island’s stunning scenery; journey from the beautiful chalky cliffs of the west coast to the lush green rolling hills of the east. The Isle of Wight is often referred to as ‘England in Miniature’, so in just one day of walking could see the very best of the English countryside from sand dunes and pebbly coves to thatched villages and bustling sailing towns.

2019 Isle of Wight Walking Festival dates are 4th to the 19th May. There are multiple opportunities for walks – and some of those will introduce you to Island wildlife, or tell you stories about the Island’s varied and interesting past.

Lace up those walking boots and set off on your very own adventure through the English countryside!

*Calling all Walk Leaders*

Are you a walker with a passion for sharing your favourite spots with others? If so, we need you!

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is built upon the shoulders of volunteers who love to share their favourite walks with visitors and locals alike. If you’d like to know more about what being a volunteer Walk Leader entails then please join us for a cup of tea and a chat at Bembridge Coast Hotel on 20th November (Time TBC), thanks to our sponsors Warner Leisure Hotels. We will be hosting a drop in session to explain more about the festival and offer assistance to upload your walks where needed.

If you’re already interested, you’ve been a Walk Leader before or know someone else who would be keen, please feel free to upload your walk here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5BF2T65. The closing date for walk submissions is 25th November 2018. If you have any questions, please contact walking@visitwight.org.