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Located just a few miles off the mainland and only two hours from the centre of London, the Isle of Wight is truly a walker’s dream, offering over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths meandering through spectacular breath-taking scenery and terrain making it the perfect place for a walking holiday or break. With footpaths that wind through fields and forests, and it’s 64 miles of coast paths adjacent to some of the Isle of Wight’s most dramatic coastline and beaches.  The Autumn Walking Weekend signifies the end of a wonderful summer season, and gives you the opportunity to breathe in the beautiful scenery, autumnal colours and fresh crisp air which the Island has to offer.

Our walks are for all ages and abilities, all led by our friendly and knowledgeable Leaders and Ramblers, who will take you on a journey of mystery, intrigue and exploration as you traverse our countryside, woodland, pastures, meadows and footpaths of the Island.

Being one the world’s best sites for fossils, there is a guided fossil hunting tour, and there is a dedicated event which takes you along some of the Island’s lesser known paths. If you ever fancied yourself as a Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes, there is a murder mystery walk taking place.

With over 50 walks to choose from, or simply step out on our Children’s walks, Alpaca walks, Walks from Rails, Ramblers, walks, Exploration walks, History walks, Nature walks, Speed Dating, Foodie walks, Fossil walks Nordic walking and Adventures and more …..

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Five weddings and a baby!!

Have you tried our Speed Dating walk? It’s really great fun! A fantastic relaxed way to meet new friends.

This friendly walk gives you the chance to meet the perfect person of your dreams or just have a lot of fun with like-minded people, and create platonic friendships, for walking partners, or a trip to the cinema or country pub. Why not give it a try?  Make a date and join us!

Registration forms are available on www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk.

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Walk around the Coastal Path with David Yates …

Friday 23rd                   East Cowes to Ventnor              –           27 miles

Saturday 24th        Ventnor to Totland Pier              –           25 miles

Sunday 25th      Totland Pier to West Cowes       –           21 miles

The Round the Island walk may present some fairly tough physical and mental challenges for those of you who are not used to regularly walking long distances.

Walkers are free to make their own accommodation arrangements, but in order to stay in a group, are urged not to carry excessive camping gear. A suggested kit list will be issued.  Please call David for full details. (07718 685936)

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Elaine Cesar | Senior Events Officer | Events

Isle of Wight Council | County Hall | Newport | Isle of Wight PO30 1UD |

Tel : (01983) 821000 Ext 6297 | Fax : (01983) 823109

Email : elaine.cesar@iow.gov.uk | Web : www.iwight.com  



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