Autumn Walking Weekend1st September 2014
While the Isle of Wight is in fact one of the larger islands in the English Channel, it is arguably best enjoyed on foot. From its rolling hills to its dramatic and breathtaking coastline trails, the Isle of Wight is a walker’s paradise. But possibly the best way to prove this is by the fact that the island is home to the UK and Europe’s largest bi-annual walking festival, the Isle of Wight Walking Festival. Now in its 16th year, the festival has grown from just 39 walks to well over 200! It is held over a two-week period in May, and for the Walking Weekend in October, this year being held from October 24th to 27th.
The Walking Weekend is an event for all to enjoy, not only seasoned professionals. An important part of the festival is the encouragement of good heath and fitness by getting the whole family as active as possible for the duration. For example, on October 24th, the Tiny Tots and Toddlers Tea Party is a lovely stroll through easygoing farmland where children will have chance to see various farm animals, and enjoy a delicious tea party at the end. The veteran walkers looking for a challenge may be more tempted by the three-day “Round the Island” walk. The first day alone covers a 28-mile hike from Cowes to Ventnor. All the walks are designed to suit different ages and fitness levels, and also to incorporate as much of the island’s beauty and splendour as possible. Click here for a full catalogue of walks available, as well as the relevant contact details of walk organizers.
What’s more, Whitecliff Bay has great deals available for that weekend on all Value Caravans. You can book a Value Caravan (sleeps 6) for 3 nights for just £241 — that’s a saving of £42! Don’t delay, get your walking boots packed, hop on a Solent ferry and come join us on the Isle of Wight for this spectacular celebration of the natural wonders of the island, and of the promotion of good health and a more active lifestyle for everyone.