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Walk the Wight Registrations Go Live!

4th January 2016 Published by


Happy New Year! Yes, 2016 is finally upon us, and we have another fantastic year to look forward to here on the Isle of Wight, and especially here at Whitecliff Bay in Bembridge. What better way to kick off the new year by sticking to one of the most common resolutions that has been made in the past week – exercise more! Starting on Saturday, January 9th, you’ll be able to register for an extra special charity walking event – Walk the Wight.


Walk the Wight is to be held on Sunday, May 10th, 2016, and is a unique long-distance sponsored walk across the Isle of Wight, organised by the Earl Mountbatten Hospice for the past 25 years. It is the flagship event of the hospice charity, and has raised thousands of pounds for end-of-life care on the Isle of Wight. Routes range from 8.5 miles (the “flat” route) to the much more challenging 14-26.5-mile routes (the “hilly” routes). You can choose to take part in any of the following:


  • Bembridge to Needles Park – 26.5 miles (8-12 hours – starting from 06:30-08:30am)
  • Bembridge to Carisbrooke – 12.5 miles (4-6 hours – start as above – don’t miss the castle!)
  • Carisbrooke to Needles park – 14 miles (5-8 hours – starting from 08:30-11:30am)
  • Sandown High School to Thompsons Trees – 8.5 miles (starting from 08:30-11:30am)


This is a fantastic charity event to be a part of, and we hope you’ll consider it! Don’t forget all the wonderful sights and sounds of the Isle of Wight that you’re bound to see along the way. The dramatic coastal cliffs, Carisbrooke Castle, charming villages, rolling hills – many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that are not always open to the public throughout the year! Advance registration is free, but compulsory. You can get more information at the charity’s own website. Register there and receive your information pack.


While the winter months remain with us, many of our park facilities remain closed, but they will all be wide open in May (while there is room!) So, don’t miss your chance to take part in a truly special event raising money for a good cause, and of course stay with us at Whitecliff Bay, where you can enjoy all our top-notch park facilities, and first-rate and great-value accommodation. Book your place now!


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