Isle of Wight Walking Festival
Isle of Wight Walking Festivals.The popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival (IsleWalk18) will take place between the 21st of April and the 13th of May 2018.. It remains one of the UK’s biggest walking festivals, and allows participants to follow in the footsteps of everyone from Alfred Lord Tennyson to Jimi Hendrix; on the trail of everything from dinosaurs to the perfect dawn chorus; and heading everywhere from Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, to a non-stop walk around the entire 72-miles coastal path in 24 hours.
Most of the walks are free, although some walk leaders request a donation for their chosen charity. Below you’ll discover a summary list of all the walks taking place. To read more detail about each walk, including any essential booking details click on the link below each summary.
AboutThis unique and world famous walk is the biggest fundraising event on the Island and the largest sponsored walk in Europe. Each year thousands of people walk to raise money in support of patient and family care provided by Earl Mountbatten Hospice. With a choice of four walks, people of all ages and abilities can take part, making this a real community event.
Full Walk: 26.5 miles – Bembridge to Needles Park (7-10 hours)
1st Half: 12.5 miles – Bembridge to Carisbrooke (3-5 hours)
2nd Half: 14 miles – Carisbrooke to Needles Park (4-7 hours)
Flat Walk: 8 miles – Sandown to Shide (2-3 hours) suitable for robust wheelchairs and children’s buggies.
All walks are marshalled and there are water and toilet facilities along each route.
FREE shuttle bus services operate to and from every walk from Isle of Wight College (Park and Ride), Ryde, West Wight, Sandown and East Cowes. Southern Vectis also offer free all day travel on any of their routes to all participants with an official Walk the Wight walker number. To find out more and register for the event go to www.iwhospice.org.