Unfortunately, due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Mountbatten have made the decision to not go ahead with the event as originally planned. Instead Mountbatten are urging supporters to ‘Walk the Wight Your Own Way’ and continue to fundraise for much needed funds.


Although Walk the Wight is not going ahead as originally planned, Mountbatten still need your support and to continue to fundraise by Walking the Wight in your own way. The updated plan is for participants to take part in a visual walk between now and the end of May.

By walking the Wight your own way, you can now get creative with how you clock up the miles, it can still be a fun way to get active and complete the challenge. Maybe you would like to relay with the family in the back garden, or maybe march up and down the stairs.

Anyone who has already registered will now receive a special Walk the Wight map, so you can complete the distance over several days by walking, cycling or jogging. For anyone who would still like to take on the challenge, you can still get involved and register the usual way, T-shirts, dog bandanas and medals are still available.

For more information, please visit the Mountbatten web page.

Ideas to clock up the miles

  • For participants who have already signed up, a special Walk the Wight map will be sent out for you to complete the miles in your own way. Walking, cycling, joging and skipping still count! 
  • Walk up and down the stairs at home
  • Have a bounce on the trampoline
  • Make use of the at-home gym
  • Zumba Work-outs or dancing in your home
  • Go head- to- head with the kids and have a dance off
  • Skipping
  • Jogging
  • Take the dog for a walk

All physical activity counts! 

If you would still like to sign up to Walk the Wight your own way then head to The Mountbatten website to find out more...


Walk the Wight is a fundraising event organised by and for the benefit of the Isle of Wight's Earl Mountbatten Hospice. You can enter here with various fundraising options.