The Isle of Wight has been described as a walker’s paradise. With over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths and lying just a mile or so off the mainland and only two hours from London, this could be an accurate description. With footpaths that wind through fields and forests and over 60 miles of coast paths along some of the Isle of Wight’s most dramatic coastline and beaches, it's a great place for a walking holiday or break.
The Island's Autumn Walking Weekend provides the opportunity to breathe in the scenery and autumn colours that the Island has to offer. With over 60 walks to choose from there is something for all ages and abilities, all led by friendly and knowledgeable leaders. Be prepared for journeys of mystery, intrigue and exploration through the Island’s countryside, woodland, meadows and footpaths.
There are walks for adults and toddlers, such as Fossil hunting and walking with the friendly West Wight Alpacas. Choose from a selection of walks, dedicated ambles, rambles, historical and general exploration walks. For single adults there is even a very successful Speed Dating Walk, which to date has created many friendships and five weddings!
- Walking with Alpacas - scenic walk around our farm in Wellow with your own alpaca. Learn all things alpaca with our friendly endearing creatures - 23/10/2015
- Newport Health Walk - A circular walk along Shide Lane to the Priory at the rear of Carisbooke Castle. Take in the historical views before tea and biscuits at the Priory - 23/10/2015
- A Step too Far!! Murder Mystery Walk - A unique murder mystery walk which is gentle on the feet but challenges those little grey cells! Quiz the suspects! Examine the evidence! Will you, like Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes, be able to work out whodunit? - 25/10/2015
- Friendship & Speed Dating Walk - Meet the person of your dreams, join in our successful friendship and speed dating walk along Sandown Bay. Walk starts and finishes at the The Beach Cafe, Sandown, stopping for coffee at Fisherman's Cottage, Shanklin - 24/10/2015
The Autumn Walking Festival runs from 22 October 2015. More information and registration forms for walks are available online at www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk