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Walk Location: East Wight
Isle of Wight Walking Festival

This wildlife spectacular gets you up before sunrise! So set your alarm and come and join us for one of nature’s great treats. We’ll hear from a host of resident and migrant songbirds (and there’s always the chance of a nightingale!).
East Wight
3 miles
1
1

From Bembridge Windmill, head out across Bembridge airport to the RSPB Brading Marshes nature reserve and then on to Brading and Yarbridge. Across to Yaverland and then up over Culver Down, past Whitecliff Bay, through Steyne woods and back to start.
East Wight
8 miles
2
4

Author and historian Tim Wander will lead the walk up to Culver Down, around Bembridge Fort and down to the Gun Battery. Tim will describe the battles and defences of the Downs over 2,000 years and return via Whitecliff Bay.
East Wight
3 miles
1
3

This walk starts at the source in Niton and follows the Eastern Yar to Bembridge – not only passing through varying countryside, but also seeing art work produced for the Millenium along the way.
East Wight, South Wight
24 miles
2
3

An around the Island walk with rest stops every 8 miles or so to help you complete your challenge. The full challenge is 106km of spectacular coastlines, dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches. Participants fundraise for over 300 different charities with an expected fundraising total of over £1 million. Route start and finish At Chale Recreation
East Wight, North Wight, South Wight, West Wight
66 miles
2
3

Meet in the Villa’s cafe before ascending Brading Down via the Butterfly walk, then descend into Nunwell and walk along the old railway from Bembridge.
East Wight
4 miles
2
2

If you like walking but hate steps and inclines, then this is the walk for you. According to the experts, walking is good for your joints, can help you lose weight and can help ease osteoarthritis knee pain. But enough about that. This is a walk for those who like to walk on a level
East Wight
3 miles
1
1

Admire Shanklin’s panoramic coastal views, the ravine of the Chine and the Old Village and hills whilst discovering its volunteer community aspects, all with a hint of history. Refreshments will be provided at the historic Shanklin Theatre, one of the town’s greatest volunteering success stories.
East Wight
4 miles
2
3

A slightly challenging circular walk incorporating steep ascents and descents as we cross 6 different Downs with spectacular views spanning the south of the Island.
East Wight, South Wight
9 miles
2
4

Moon Walk
7 May
An accessible story-walk to greet the full moon with myths, legends and even a few facts. Plenty of stops for stories from storyteller, Sue Bailey. You could bring a folding chair for moon gazing, if you want to.
East Wight
1 miles
1
1

How many odd socks are there in your house? In Sue-the-storyteller’s house there seem to be dozens. She’s on the hunt for some pairs. Can you help her find them? You’ll need sharp eyes and keen ears as there might be some clues in the stories she tells along the way. We’ll be walking along
East Wight
1 miles
1
1

Explore both sides of the marshes, searching for the lost village of Wolverton while enjoying the varied wildlife. Find out about the history and the legends of this area. The walk can be shortened if needed.
East Wight
4 miles
1
2

Walk across Nunwell ancient parkland and over the Downs. Follow old tracks through Kern and Knighton. Return along the Trail where the river weaves its way through protected landscapes alongside a former railway track.
East Wight
10 miles
2
3

A beautiful walk taking in the sights of Brading Roman Villa and views of Sandown Bay from the Cliff Path
East Wight
5 miles
1
1

Walk to the coast using old seawall paths across the marshes and through ancient woodland. The Trail ends at the old church where a small celebration will be held. Return via coast path and northern estuary.
East Wight
10.5 miles
2
3

A fascinating walk showing how Ryde developed from farmland, woodland and commons into the largest town on the Island and how it coped with a massive increase in the number of inhabitants. This is an Isle of Wight Gardens Trust led walk.
East Wight
3 miles
2
2

Begin at the villa cafe and then ascend the down near Morton Manor, through Brading butterfly walk and enjoy the scenery from the downs.  
East Wight
2 miles
1
2

A new circular walk connecting to the Yar River Trail near Alverstone. Follow part of Scotchells Brook through America Wood and across the airport. Visit a community orchard and a red squirrel hide. Return over the golf course and along the Old Highway.
East Wight
8 miles
2
2

Join IOW Long Distance Walkers Association on their annual three day walk round the Island.
East Wight, South Wight, West Wight
22 miles
3
4

The epic cross Island walk from Bembridge in the east to Alum Bay in the west returns for its 30th anniversary. Lush, green countryside, historic villages, famous landmarks, majestic chalk cliffs and coastal views with shimmering blue seas, the full 26.5 mile walk has it all! Please note: to register for this walk go to www.mountbatten.org.uk/about-walk-the-wight
Central Wight, East Wight, West Wight
26.5 miles
2
4

Join the 30th anniversary of this famous walk. From sleepy Bembridge across rolling down land and finishing at historic Carisbrooke Castle, this 12.5 mile walk is the ‘easiest’ half of Walk the Wight. Please note: to register for this walk go to www.mountbatten.org.uk/about-walk-the-wight
Central Wight, East Wight
12.5 miles
2
3

Join in the 30th anniversary celebrations of this famous walk. As the name suggests, a completely flat 8 mile walk along the cycle track from Sandown to Shide. Popular with families and those with mobility issues, perfect if you want to Walk the Wight in support of the hospice but without the rigours of the
Central Wight, East Wight
8 miles
1
1

Meet in the Villa’s cafe, ascend Brading Down via the Butterfly walk, then descend into Nunwell and walk along the old railway from Bembridge.
East Wight
4 miles
2
2

A family seaside story walk with plenty of stops for stories and finding beach treasure, with storyteller Sue Bailey. Find out why the crab has no head, or why the sea is salty. Wear suitable beach shoes!
East Wight
1 miles
1
2

A scenic walk through two nature reserves with possible sightings of red squirrels and bird life, insects and wild plants. The walk will be followed by tea & cakes at the Warden’s house!
Central Wight, East Wight
4 miles
1
2

Admire Shanklin’s panoramic coastal views, the ravine of the Chine, the Old Village and hills whilst discovering its volunteer community aspects, all with a hint of history. Refreshments will be provided at the historic Shanklin Theatre, one of the town’s greatest volunteering success stories.
East Wight
4 miles
2
2