Walk the Wight

Buy Tickets

Bembridge to The Needles, Isle of Wight

If you enjoy walking in beautiful scenery and love a challenge then why not lace up your favourite boots and sign-up for this years Walk the Wight? It's organised Mountbatten Hospice to raise funds for a really great cause. This year the event takes place on 10 May 2020 and is EXTRA special as it's the 30th Year!





Walk the Wight returns in 2019 for its 30th year. A spectacular
26-mile walk across the breadth of the Isle of Wight attracts thousands of people annually. The walk from Bembridge in the east to Alum Bay in the west takes place on Sunday 10 May.

Every year, people who take part in Mountbatten’s Walk the Wight raise a phenomenal amount of money, which enables them to continue to develop their services for Islanders and their families when they need them most.

Lush, green countryside, historic villages, famous landmarks, majestic chalk cliffs and coastal views with shimmering blue seas - Walk the Wight has all this and more! With a choice of five walks and distances, people of all ages and abilities can take part, making this a real community event.


Getting there is really easy; you just need to catch a Red Funnel ferry on Sunday 12 May 2018 from Southampton to East or West Cowes. The travel itineraries below are designed to get you there and back!

The Main walk

Full walk, 8-12 hours*

26.5 miles from Bembridge to Alum Bay

1st half, 4-6 hours*

12.5 miles from Bembridge to Carisbrooke

2nd half, 5-8 hours*

14 miles from Carisbrooke to Alum Bay

2-4 hours*

8 miles from Sandown to Shide

Schools Walk the Wight is a great way to encourage children to be active whilst also supporting their local community. The aim is for each child to walk the same distance as one Walk the Wight (26 miles) by clocking up their miles during every day walking activities.

Children register through their school and registration forms and fundraising packs are sent home in children’s book bags.  The fundraising pack includes a map and stickers to record their miles and a sponsorship form to raise money for Mountbatten. 
Children can clock up their miles however they choose. All walking counts and for every 1 mile (or 30-minute walk) children can mark this off with a sticker on the map.  

The Schools Walk - Sunday 12 May 2019

All children and their parents are welcome to take part in the Schools Walk. This is a 4 mile walk that takes place on the same day as Walk the Wight, from HF Holidays in Freshwater Bay to the Needles Landmark Attraction (the same last four miles as the Main walk). Children do not have to take part in the Schools Walk to complete their SWTW map but we would love to see as many people as possible join us on Walk the Wight day.  

Parents do not have to pay to accompany their child but a donation to Mountbatten is always welcome.

Dogs can Walk the Wight too!

Register your dog to join you on your walk. You’ll receive a walker number for your dog in your fundraising pack which entitles them to receive a special bone shaped Walk the Wight with Mountbatten 2019 medal when they cross the finish line.

You can chose one of two ways to register your dog:

Donate £10* – includes a new look WTW19 doggy bandana!

Fundraising only* - your dog will be included in your fundraising pack.


Entry T&Cs

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 for free and pledge to raise personal sponsorship money for the Hospice OR purchase a Red Funnel Walk the Wight Walk Entry Pack where we guarantee that £18 of the cost will go to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and the remaining £7 will be used to cover the cost of the pack, t shirt and postage.

Up to 10 Walk the Wight Walker Packs can be purchased in one transaction. Walk Entry Packs are non-refundable but they can be transferred to friends or family provided that the correct details for each person undertaking the walk have been entered on the entry form which will be sent to you by the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Please notify the organisers of any changes thereafter. If members of your party are travelling separately by ferry as part of a ferry inclusive package please ensure they have a copy of your email confirmation otherwise they will be required to pay again.

To the extent permitted by the Unfair Contract Terms Act of 1977, neither Earl Mountbatten Hospice nor its sponsors or suppliers will be liable for any loss, damage, illness or injury whatsoever directly or indirectly occasioned by or resulting from negligence, wrongful act or default of Earl Mountbatten Hospice, it's sponsors or their respective agents or from any other causes, including any act of God or the physical condition of the competitor. The applicant also warrants that he or she is fit to take part in Walk the Wight and will be fit on the day of the event. I grant my permission to Earl Mountbatten Hospice to use photographs, motion pictures, recordings, data and any other record of my participation in Walk the Wight for any legitimate purpose without remuneration.

20% off ferry travel T&Cs - available from 27 Jan 2018

20% discount on your Red Funnel vehicle ferry travel – between 10th - 15th May 2018. Valid for a vehicle ferry crossing of any duration for up to 7 people (additional passenger rates available) for a car, minibus, motorhome, private towed vehicle or motorcycle.

Walk the Wight

Vehicle Booking

Walk the Wight special offer, 20% off ferry travel

Ferry Travel


No. travelling - 1 adult

Passenger ferry tickets

  • Valid Southampton < > West / East Cowes
  • Up to 4 sailings per hour, crossing time as little as 25 mins
  • Tickets are flexible, travel on any sailing 12 May 2019, subject to availability
Ticket information