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Isle of Wight Walking Festival launches with fire walk

Wed 9 May 2012

Isle of Wight Walking Festival launches with fire walk

Level 42 singer Mark King has helped to launch the Isle of Wight Walking Festival by taking part in a fire walk.

He was joined by fellow brave souls in walking across hot coals that were set up to mark the start of the event in St Thomas's Square in Newport.

A glass walk was also held on the day, with 2,000 bottles shattered on the ground, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

Fire walking experts were on hand to give a seminar for those who wanted to take part in the spectacular launch of the festival.

The annual speed dating walk that takes place on the Isle of Wight was deemed a success with 32 matches of the 86 walkers who took part.

Ramblers are taking part in a wide range of treks around the island until next Sunday (May 20th), which sees the conclusion of the three-day Beaches Bars and Blisters Walk.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801359553-ADNFCR

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