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Victorian Themed Walks


Every couple of weeks we will aim to highlight the variety of walks available to you during this years Isle of Wight Walking Festival – today we are kick starting with a handful of Victorian themed walks.

The Isle of Wight is often referred to as ‘Victoria’s Island’ as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, along with other members of the Royal Family, relished their extended family holidays here.  They created a palatial home in the form of the picturesque Osborne House which is now open to thousands of visitors a year. It is thanks to these wealthy Victorians that the Isle of Wight is the much-visited destination that we know and love today.

Not only are we celebrating the 21st birthday of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival this year, but it also would have been Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday on 24th May 2019 so it’s fantastic to see so many walks celebrating this era.

For the historians amongst you who are interested in walking the same paths as these Royals, we can suggest the following walks for you to try:

Victoria’s daughter wasn’t naughty
5 miles
4th and 17th May

Queen Victoria’s East Cowes
3 miles
7th May

Victorian Newport
3 miles
7th May

Osborne Garden Walk
1 mile
8th and 15th May

The Whippingham Village Trail
4 miles
9th May

Osborne Beach and Woodland Walk
2.5 miles
9th and 16th May

Parks and Gardens of Victorian Ryde
2 miles
19th May