Walkers who took part in this years carnival trail will be resting their legs today, following the end of the 100-mile walk.

It began in Ryde on Saturday 3 May, and toured the Island visiting the carnival towns and villages with a parade of flags and music through each one. Over the course of five days the route took the walkers all over the Island, and Chris Rann from the New Carnival Company said:

“The walk has been fantastic, 100 miles in five days we never thought we’d do it, but all the carnival associations came out to celebrate their carnivals as we passed by so it really kept us going.”   “We’ve never combined carnival and walking before, so this was kind of a new venture for us, the walking festival has been going many years and I think this added a new highlight for the end of the walking festival.”

Around 500 people attended the trail over the five days, and five participants managed the whole 100 miles over the five days.