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Isle of Wight Walking Festival recognised at awards

Wed 27 Oct 2010

Isle of Wight Walking Festival recognised at awards

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival has been recognised for its huge success at a prizegiving ceremony.

At the Beautiful South's Awards for Excellence, which was held at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey on October 21st 2010, it won the Silver prize in the Tourism Event of the Year category.

It was one of a host of winners on the Isle of Wight, with other victors including the Gatcombe and Chillerton 2010 Scarecrow Festival, which won Gold in the Access for All sector.

Cllr George Brown, Isle of Wight Council cabinet member for the economy, tourism, leisure and planning, stated that he was delighted with the result for the Isle of Wight Walking Festival.

"I would like to offer my congratulations to all those involved in staging this major outdoor event, as well as the other island winners in the various tourism categories," he said.

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is currently collating the information from a record number of feedback forms submitted to the organisers, it recently announced.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800160951-ADNFCR

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