Warrior Trail Toolkit 2015
A word about Marketing Toolkits… These toolkits have been produced exclusively for use by tourism providers. You may download any of these assets and add them to your own websites, emails, brochures or publicity materials. They are intended to help you promote the Isle of Wight. This toolkit is part of our DRIVE LESS SEE MORE resources, created to showcase walking, cycling and other forms of shared and sustainable transport options. Using these toolkit assets in your marketing materials will help to encourage people to visit the Island and support your business. We have a range of different toolkits available free of charge. Go to the TOOLKIT MAIN MENU to discover more toolkits that you can use.
A PDF of the Warrior logo – Warrior logo
A PDF of the Warrior Leaflet (A3 oversized) – warrior leaflet v11
A PDF of the Warrior Map with Key – Warrior map and key
A PDF of the Warrior Trail waymaker badge – Way markers v2
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Warrior was dubbed the “Horse the Germans Could Not Kill” by the newspapers of his era having survived some of the First World War’s most famous conflicts. He was first led into battle in 1914 by General Jack Seely, who was a great friend of Winston Churchill. He was raised and trained on the Isle of Wight, and upon his return to the Island in 1918 he became a local hero – even going on to win The Lightweight Race at the Isle of Wight Point to Point in 1922.
The trail follows much of the route on which Warrior was once exercised, which ran all the way from Carisbrooke Castle to the beach at Brook Bay, where he was trained to confront the dangers of battle in the surf. It also winds around the pretty villages of Mottistone and Brook, where Jack Seely once lived, up onto Mottistone Down past the Neolithic Long Stone, and along a section of the Isle of Wight’s coastal path.
The alternate sections for cyclists explore the nearby villages of Brighstone and Yafford, where Warrior was born. Click here to download the Warrior Trail Map If you’d like to learn more on the story of Warrior there is an exhibition at Carisbrooke Castle Museum, where there is also a bronze statue of Warrior with General Jack Seely in the gardens at the castle. You can also read more of Warrior’s amazing story online at www.warriorwarhorse.com *Warrior is not to be confused with the fictitious “War Horse” – the children’s story which has recently been adapted for both screen and stage.
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Link to the Warrior Page on the Visit Isle of Wight website http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/things-to-do/walking/warrior-trail
Link to Warrior Warhorse website http://www.warriorwarhorse.com/isle-of-wight.asp