Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2021
October 9 - October 22
The Isle of Wight Walking Festival will take place in October 2021. Walkers of all abilities can join in the two weeks.
With more than half of the Isle of Wight designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths and 60 miles of coastline, the island is noted for its great walking.
History of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival
The first festival was held in 1999, consisting of 39 walks.
Most of the guided walks are free, although some leaders may request a donation for charity. This provides you a great opportunity to see the diverse landscapes on offer in the island, as well as to meet colourful locals.
This year’s delayed walking festival will consist of up to 100 walks, which will be updated here.
Previous walks include the Isle of Wight Challenge which raises considerable money for charity each year. Other walks include: Golden Views, Ramblers Roadshows, Royalty, Racing and Rigging and the approriately named Dodgy Knee Walk, as well as Geocaching trail at Golden Hill Country Park for the family, and Walk the Wight with Mountbatten, 26 miles from Bembridge to Alum Bay.
Registration is available now, and you are recommended to do so swiftly as the walks tend to full up fast.
Read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Three Best Isle of Wight Walks.
When is the Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2021?
The 2021 Festival will be held from 9 to 22 October 2021.
For more information on Victoria’s association with the island and walking opportunities on Tennyson Down, read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Isle of Wight Holidays: Walks, Pubs and Victoria.
Things to Do on the Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight has a wonderful history with Carisbroke Castle, where King Charles I was locked up prior to his execution, and Queen Victoria’s beloved Osborne House both run by English Heritage and open to the public. Read more here.
Isle of Wight Festival Season
The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is just one of many festivals on the island. Other festivals include: the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, Ventnor Fringe, Lendy Cowes Week and the Isle of Wight Festival.
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Cover Photo of 2017 Walk The Wight Credit Jason Swain
Mark Bibby Jackson
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