• Menu

Category: News
Isle of Wight Walking Festival

A series of walks during the 2020 Isle of Wight Walking Festival will celebrate the wonderful rivers and wetlands of the Eastern Wight. Thanks to Heritage Lottery funding, the Festival sees the publication of three new leaflets and trails and these can be experienced as a series of guided walks. The guided walks  will encompass

2020 WALKS NOW LIVE! Christmas is looming and once again, we’re thrilled to end the year on a high as we launch an amazing array of walks for the 2020 Isle of Wight Walking Festival. With 20 new Walk Leaders and 45 new walks, next year’s festival is set to be another exciting year for

Mid week offers for May and June 2019 at Tom’s Eco Lodge Nestled away in the beautiful West Wight countryside, commanding the most amazing sea views and stunning sunsets, Tom’s Eco Lodge glamping accommodation at Tapnell Farm is the perfect location for visitors wishing to explore the area.  Also on-site, the Tapnell Trail, a 6

The Spithead Coffee House is a tranquil coffee house at Spithead Business Centre opposite Morrisons in Lake. The Coffee House serves the community and tenants with barista coffee, homemade light lunches and cake. We are open from 8:30am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday. The staff are proud to support this year’s Walking Festival and we

QUICK! This dreaded sign is already starting to appear for some walks during the festival this year. We advise that you book onto any walks which you’d like to participate in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Some walks have a maximum number of registrations and when they’re gone they’re gone! Once you’ve completed

A record of 266 walks and 1,830 miles will be marked by Walk Leader David White when he will lead a re-enactment of his first festival walk at this year’s walking festival. The walk is titled “D.L.W. Explorer Anniversary Walk” and will be a repeat of the first walk that he did for the very

Fancy getting fit, having fun, and exploring somewhere new within easy reach? Then put your best foot forward and head for the beautiful Medina Valley during the Isle of Wight Walking Festival. This is the Island’s most diverse, accessible and historic destination – and a perfect base if you’re visiting from the mainland. You don’t

Just to let you know that there are a couple of errors on the PDF version of walks – 16th May, Robby’s Ramble starts at The New Inn, Shalfleet, not Osborne House. 18th May, Walking and Foraging for Wild Food starts in Ventnor, not Newtown. There may be other minor errors – please refer to

                All walkers, travelling over from Southsea for Walk the Wight  on 12th May, can gain a 50% discount on their travel with Hovertravel. A plus 1 travelling with the walker may also gain the discount. Show your walker number on the day in our Southsea terminal Book

Save money, stay hydrated and help prevent plastic pollution while you are on your walk Add a refillable water bottle to your list of things to remember when you are planning your visit to the Isle of Wight Walking Festival – and download the Refill app. Refill is a simple scheme that makes it easy

Win an Isle of Wight Walking Festival Short Break Visit Isle of Wight has teamed up with Warner Leisure Hotels and Wightlink to offer you the chance to win a relaxing short break for two on the Isle of Wight during the Isle of Wight Walking Festival. Enter at https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/competitions/win-an-isle-of-wight-walking-festival-short-break and you’ll be in with a chance of winning

If you’re looking to escape the world of phones and play stations this May then look no further! We believe we have what it takes to keep all the family engaged, with a whole range of exciting family walks available throughout the Walking Festival this year. Here’s just a handful of some of our favourites:

If you’re looking to build your holiday around the Isle of Wight Walking Festival this year, it’s a good idea to keep your eyes on our ‘offers’ page on Visit Isle of Wight. We can help show you where to find the best deals from accommodation to ferry bookings to places to eat. This page

Walking is a fantastic way to not only see new places but also learn new things. The Isle of Wight Walking Festival this year is excited to bring you plenty of walks which offer the chance of learning a whole new skill. Having recently moved to the Isle of Wight, Sue Whitmarsh is joining us

An abbreviated, but printable version of all the walks for this year’s Isle of Wight Walking Festival is available here. If you don’t have a printer or are unable to download and print, you can pick up a copy (costing 60p) from the Isle of Wight Visitor Information Centre, Newport Isle of Wight, PO30 1TY.

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

Thanks to Isle of Wight Walking Festival sponsors, Warner Leisure Hotels, Visit Isle of Wight are looking forward to welcoming approximately 60 walk leaders to Bembridge Coast Hotel on 4th April as they gear up to the 21st Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, running from 4th to 19th May 2019. The Isle

What a fantastic end to the year, announcing the walks for the 2019 Isle of Wight Walking Festival and with over half being new walks! As one of the UK’s oldest running walking festivals, it is very important to us to keep the tradition of the event alive whilst also appealing to all ages and

Keep your eyes peeled on the website on Monday 17th December as we will have approx. 100 walks coming your way! In order to assist our brilliant volunteer Walk Leaders in 2019, we are asking all attendees of the Walking Festival to pre-register for their walks this year. You will have right up until just

The Isle of Wight Ramblers are looking for your help to save our paths!  Well over 500 miles of public paths criss-cross the Island. This network has evolved over centuries with many paths dating back to medieval times – or earlier! These paths link villages, hamlets, roads and towns – they describe how generations before

Now into its eighth year, Red Funnel’s myIsleofWight Awards returns to showcase the very best tourism businesses on the Island and give visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourites. We are delighted to see the Isle of Wight Walking Festival has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Way to Explore the Outdoors’ category and we

We are have been overwhelmed with the number of new Walk Leaders who have stepped forward this year to lead a plethora of new walks around our beautiful island. There really is something for everyone. Keep your eyes peeled on the website this month as walks will be going live very soon!

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