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Best way to discover Isle of Wight 'is on foot'

Fri 18 Mar 2011

Best way to discover Isle of Wight 'is on foot'

Tourists heading on Isle of Wight holidays this summer have been told that the best way to see the island is on foot.

According to councillor George Brown, Isle of Wight Council cabinet member for the economy, tourism, leisure and planning, the island is one of the best places in the UK for walking.

He explained that the foundation of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival back in 1999 has helped to spread the word about the island's 500 miles of carefully maintained public rights of way.

"The programme has been put together to ensure there are walks suitable for everyone, from short level routes accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs to longer, more challenging routes for the experienced rambler," said Mr Brown.

This year, the Isle of Wight Walking Festival gets underway on May 7th 2011 and will run until May 22nd.

As part of the event, leading celebrity diet specialist Joanna Hall will be giving a talk at the Medina Theatre in Newport on May 13th 2011.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800467441-ADNFCR

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