The Locals' Blogs

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: The Master Mariner

With the big event fast approaching I thought prospective Isle of Wight Festival goers may need a little D&G on where to stock up on any forgotten fest...

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The locals' blogs
by: David Thornton

The first of a series of poems about the Isle of Wight written by our local expert David Thornton.

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The locals' blogs
by: Hot Totties

The Hot Totties have fun trying their hand at a spot of golf at Westridge Golf Centre on the Isle of Wight.  Westridge Golf Centre is the No1 place on the Isle...

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The locals' blogs
by: Marianne Su-Yin

Simple, sustainable and modern. Furniture designer and maker Kate Sanger talks about her approach to creating unique affordable commissioned pieces from her workshop...

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The locals' blogs
by: David Thornton

There’s something rather peculiar about the effect the Isle of Wight can have on you. Once experienced, it’s very difficult not to want a whole lot more.

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The locals' blogs
by: Philip Bell

I have been privileged to have been chosen to work on a year-long project called Hidden Heroes, along side colleagues from OnTheWight and Ventnor Exchange.&nbsp...

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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: Hot Totties

See this year's Spirit of the Orient Electric Woods at Robin Hill for yourself by watching this short video by our bloggers The Hot Totties, who went to check out wh...

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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: 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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