Isle of Wight Walking Festival
From 4-19 May 2013, various locations on the Isle of Wight
With more than half of the Island recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths , it's no wonder the Isle of Wight is home to the UK's largest walking festival. There are over 300 walks, many of which are themed including heritage trails, fossil hunting and even a speed dating walk.
Whether you’d like to build your confidence through Fire walking, increase your mental and physical wellbeing through Tai Chi and Meditation or find that special someone through Speed Dating, the Walking Festival has it all.
Ferry Travel Offer
20% OFF* Vehicle Ferry travel for a car and up to 7 people or foot-passenger travel on the Vehicle Ferry service valid between 1-22 May 2013.
To get the discount walkers must enter WLK13 in the Promo Code box on our booking form or call 0844 844 9988 and quote WLK13.
Family Discovery Walks: Short walks with plenty of exciting things to see and do, in town, country or on the beach. Walk in the footsteps of prehistoric dinosaurs or learn about the secret life of rock pools. For children, join in the Pram and Toddler walks – a great way to enjoy a stroll with the family. Alternatively join in one of our fascinating Story walks where children can walk along the shore at low tide searching for sea glass, driftwood and limpet shells – which will be woven into further tales.
Ghost Walks: We won’t let you rest when darkness falls! Keep close behind our guides as they regale you with tales of mystery and suspense!
Food Walks: The guilt free way to have your cake and eat it! Honey for Tea and Chale Tea Party walks will burn off enough energy to enjoy guilt free indulgence of tea and cakes.
Garden Walks: The Garden Isle offers an abundance of breathtaking flora and fauna. Take in the stunning scenery and historical gardens on one of the many garden walks – Changing the Beds at Osborne, Bedding and Bluebells.
The festival culminates in"Walk the Wight" a challenging 26.5 mile walk around the Island in aid of The Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Shorter walks and a flat walk are also available.
Walking Festival News
Tapnell Trail Opens
Overview of Walking Festival - Great Success
72 Mile Non Stop Coastal Walk - Ali's Witty Report
GORDONS ALIVE - BRIAN BLESSED RETURNS TO ISLAND!
FESTIVAL OF TO A FLYING START
MEET THE WALK LEADERS AND SPONSORS - 4TH MAY
WALKING FESTIVAL STARTS THIS WEEKEND
Walking on the Isle of Wight Guidebook
EXODUS TRAVELS PRESENTATION - Saturday 11th May
BRIAN BLESSED - Sunday 5th May
*Offer Terms and Conditions
Applies: Car, minibus or motorhome up to 5.5m in length/2.7m in height or a small van up to 5.5m in length/2.0m in height and up to 7 passengers (additional passenger rates available). Also valid for a motorcycle or foot passengers on the vehicle ferry service . When: For any duration between 1-22 May 2013 (travel must be completed by this date). Telephone bookings incur a £5 administration fee. Check-in: You must produce this voucher (and quote your booking reference) when arriving for your outward sailing. Failure to produce the voucher will incur a charge equivalent to the difference between the standard price and the offer. Conditions: Offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and is not valid with other offers or promotions. Red Funnel reserves the right to withdraw this offer without prior notice. Standard conditions of carriage apply.