Walk leaders are being urged to take part in the popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival as momentum for the 2020 event builds.

A love of the Isle of Wight and its variety of scenery are all that’s required to be part of this important event in the Island’s tourism calendar.

There are a variety of walks in the Isle of Wight Walking Festival and Islander’s are being encouraged to share their own routes with those taking part.

The walks don’t have to be too long and we’re encouraged to choose a route that highlights points of interest along the way.

Visit Isle of Wight is hosting the Walking Festival between 2 and 17 May next year.

Jacqui Robertson, from the Friends of Shanklin Theatre, led her first walk in 2019 she said,

‘I really enjoyed preparing and leading my first walk ‘Shanklin Coast to Country’.
My colleagues and I were surprised to see so many people showing an interest in
our town. It is a very rewarding experience and would recommend leading a
walk to share our beautiful island with others’

Abi Fox, Brand Manager at Visit Isle of Wight said,

‘The festival is a chance to celebrate the Island’s recent Unesco
Biopshere Reserve status and really show off hidden gems or tucked away spots
that make our Island unique. Walks can be any length and take place during the
day or in the evening.’