Isle of Wight Walking Festival – 100 great walks this October!
The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is ready to welcome ramblers of all ages and abilities to this years’ great outdoors event between October 9-22.
Working closely with the Isle of Wight Ramblers Association, the National Trust and a number of volunteer ‘Walk Leaders’, the walks are graded by pace; from gentle, to moderate through to strenuous walks for the more experienced hiker.
With less than 4 weeks to go, we’re being encouraged to get booking, as some walks are filling up fast.
Newly released highlights include 13 family friendly walks hosted by the New Carnival Company featuring community arts installations, ghost walks with local expert Marc Tuckey, a forest ramble with DJ and Camp Bestival organiser Rob Da Bank and an ocean health beach walk with Planet Aware, while toddlers and young children can join the hunt for real life unicorns with the ‘Unicorn Treasure Hunt and Story Time’ at the Island Riding Centre.
Sarah Alexander, Co Project Manager of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival says the line-up of walks offers something for everyone:
‘We are excited to offer over 100 unique and special walks – new and old – across the whole Island, hosted by our knowledgeable Walk Leaders and volunteers.
‘There’s a route for everyone, of all ages, from historical short strolls too longer treks that get the heart racing – it’s something to do with your family, your friends or on your own.
‘We are looking forward to seeing people switch off and enjoy the great outdoors on the Island this Autumn.’
We’re also being advised to take advantage of special offers from local accommodation providers and cross Solent ferry companies offering special deals over the Walking Festival between October 9-22. Go to https://isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk/offers/ to find out more.