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Numbers up at Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Thu 19 Aug 2010

Numbers up at Isle of Wight Walking Festival

This year's Isle of Wight Walking Festival saw increased numbers head to the island and don their hiking boots for the event.

The Isle of Wight Council has revealed that more than 700 extra people turned up during May to check out the island's paths.

Councillor George Brown, Isle of Wight Council cabinet member for the economy, tourism, leisure and planning, stated that the Isle of Wight's diversity helped to attract people to attend the walking festival.

"It is very pleasing that not only was the number of participants up on the previous year, visitors were also staying longer. That is good news for the success of the event," he said.

Mr Brown added that the island's economy is also set to be boosted as a result of the increased number of people who booked Isle of Wight holidays for May.

Walkers may be tempted to head back to the island for the Autumn Walking Weekend, which takes place on the Isle of Wight between October 22nd and 25th 2010.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800032247-ADNFCR

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