TOOLKIT: Isle Walk 2017

Visit Isle of Wight has produced a toolkit of images and words that you can copy and use without copyright restrictions (see below) to promote the forthcoming Isle Walk 17 – the 2017 Isle of Wight Walking festival.  You can copy and paste this video link into your site https://youtu.be/UppUlqi8HOk

License to use this toolkit: If you are a WIGHT BID tourism & hospitality business you can download and use these graphics, words, images and videos in your own publicity materials to encourage prospective visitors to stay & visit your business and help spread the word about the forthcoming ISLE WALK 17 walking festival. If you are not a Wight Bid levy payer or voluntary contributor, you are infringing our copyright license and a fee of £300 is required to use any items from this toolkit. Journalists and accredited marketing partners are allowed to use any elements from this toolkit free of charge.

Website Listings

You can view a list of all the walking festival events registered to date by clicking on this link. Copy and paste these events, or link to them in your own website so that visitors and local residents can view events and book to attend over 70 walking events taking place on the isle of Wight this year.

Just want a simple website link to point to? : www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk

Banners, MPUs and Graphics

(Right click and select “save as” to save these images to your computer)

Words that you can cut and paste into your emails and websites:

100 words: The popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns from April 29 to May 14 as IsleWalk17, with a wide choice of themed  walks.   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.   Most of the walks are free, although some walk leaders request a donation for their chosen charity.  http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/festivals/walking-festival.

Press release copy:

Walk don’t run.  And then, run don’t walk.

(Isle of Wight to host a Walking Festival and a Festival of Running in 2017)

The popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns from April 29 to May 14 as IsleWalk17, with local and visiting walkers of all ages and abilities invited to set-off across the Island on a wide choice of themed walks, which can be found on the Visit Isle of Wight website.

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.

The full programme of walks, can be found at http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/festivals/walking-festival.  They feature some old favourites, as well as some new walks.

Over half of the Island is recognised as an AONB.  And 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.

Walkers participating in IsleWalk17 will get up close and personal with the best of the Island’s stunning scenery.  The Isle of Wight is often referred to as ‘England in Miniature’, and in just one day of walking it’s possible to see the very best of the English countryside from sand dunes and pebbly coves to thatched villages and bustling sailing towns.

Walks featured in the packed programme for 2017 include both guided walks and self-guided trails.  Most of the walks are free, although some walk leaders request a donation for their chosen charity

Another major innovation for the Island is the creation of an Isle of Wight Festival of Running in 2017, which is scheduled to take place from June 2 to 4.

Further details are already available at http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/festivals/festival-of-running, and events range from a Junior Fun Run to the Needles XC Marathon, and from 5k and 10k runs through to the first ever Spyvelo Long Weekend half Iron Man distance triathlon style event.

Prices to participate will range from £5 to £60.

This new outdoor event is aimed at giving fitness fanatics and first time runners the chance to see the best of the Isle of Wight’s beautiful scenery and to get fit at the same time.  With runs tailored for those just starting out, to something a bit more challenging for the all-weather pros, the event has been set up in tandem with Visit Isle of Wight as something the whole family can get involved in.

For all tourist information about the Isle of Wight, visit www.visitisleofwight.co.uk.

-ENDS-

For further information about The Isle of Wight, please contact:

Sue Emmerson

Tel: 07766 705672

Email: sue@visitwight.co.uk

Notes to Editors

Working in partnership with Visit England, Visit Isle of Wight Ltd (VIOW) is responsible for developing tourism and attracting more visitors to the Isle of Wight.   As well as the consumer website www.visitisleofwight.co.uk the DMO also operates a small industry website containing recent research and tourism news along with links to Visit England reports and opportunities www.visitwight.org

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