The Locals' View

All our bloggers are Islanders who want to share the things they love best about the Island, including some great ‘Islanders only’ knowledge to the best spots for anything from picnicking to wild swimming!

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The locals' blogs
by: Marianne Su-Yin

On the Isle of Wight we have lots of lovely routes to begin a Couch to 5K (C25K) plan and one of our favourites for beginners wanting to run with their dog is in the...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I do love a trip to St Helen’s, and I suppose I’ve always noticed the little ruined church on the seafront and kind of ignored it, just walked past with my children...

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

As we cross from winter to fast approaching spring, the crocuses and daffodils emerge and the days get a bit longer and the sun appears and we get blue skies across...

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The locals' blogs
by: Lady Penelope

Back in the summer of 2016 I was tasked with helping to find accommodation for the cast and crew of Victoria and Abdul, the feature film that was going to be filming...

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The locals' blogs
by: David Thornton

Guest blogger, David Thornton, has some top tips to help get you in the mood for love this Valentine's.   Do it the Wight way and avoid a massacre on Febru...

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The locals' blogs
by: Mrs B

Mrs. B and the gals head over to the Island Wellness Spa at the West Bay Country Club, Yarmouth for an afternoon of necessary luxury. 

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The locals' blogs
by: Spike the Vizsla

January is traditionally the time of year when our owners resolve to get fit, and following a running plan is a brilliant way to do this with the Isle of Wight offer...

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The locals' blogs
by: Marianne Su-Yin

If beaches on every coast, walking routes galore, eateries, activities and fabulous family days out weren't enough, a visit to the Isle of Wight wouldn't be complete...

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The locals' blogs
by: Mrs B

It’s that time of year again when some of us start our new year’s resolutions - you know the kind of thing - use less plastic, eat well, get fit, learn a new skill,...

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The locals' blogs
by: Marianne Su-Yin

It's not too late to buy that special Christmas present and artisan gifts are a very special way to share seasonal love and thoughtfulness, and the Island is full of...

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