Isle of Wight Walking Festival

4th to 19th May

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is one of the UK’s longest running walking festivals.

All the walks are led by volunteers, many from the local Ramblers group.  All are experienced walkers with a great deal of knowledge about the Island and its stunning landscape and scenery.

Some more walking festival facts:

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival started in 1999 with 39 walks and around 5000 walkers.

The festival started a speed dating walk in 2006, which has resulted in weddings and babies!

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 prefect 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.

Over half of the Island is recognised as an AONB.  With its 60-miles of dramatic Heritage Coastline and more than 500-miles of well-maintained and signposted footpaths the Island has long been recognised as a walker’s paradise.

The Isle of Wight was the first county to achieve the Countryside Commission’s national target for rights of way.

The Island is home to a number of rare species of plant and animal life.   In addition, the south west coast of the Island is one of the most important Dinosaur sites in Europe.

For all the facts and figures please take a look at the Isle of Wight Walking Festival website.

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2019-04-02T17:02:23+01:00

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2019-04-02T17:02:50+01:00

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2019-04-02T17:03:32+01:00

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2019-04-04T12:55:53+01:00

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