The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is now in its eleventh year and as we reflect on our previous successes we look forward to more celebrations and welcoming back many of our dedicated walkers from all over Britain and indeed from around the globe.
The festival promises 16 full days of walks and activities and over 300 walks to choose from. The Island has an acclaimed reputation as one of the best destinations in the UK for walking pursuits and there is something for all ages and abilities. Be it your first or tenth year of participation, we promise you won’t be disappointed and we extend a warm welcome to regular and new walkers.
Over half of the Island is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its 60 miles of dramatic and breathtaking Heritage Coastline, unspoilt countryside and over 500 miles of well-maintained and signposted footpaths; the Island has long been a source of inspiration to visitors.
For a taste of this, follow in the footsteps of the Poet Laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson along the 12 mile Tennyson Trail in the West Wight, or take a stroll in the stunning gardens of Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s much-loved and enchanting residence at East Cowes.
The comprehensive Walking Festival Programmes are available from Tourist Information Centres, Libraries and Isle of Wight Council facilities
Or logo on www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk
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