The Isle of Wight sees walkers pull on the hiking boots and take to the island’s pathways for one very special event every year – Walk the Wight. This annual event raises money for Earl Mountbatten Hospice - the island’s only hospice, and it welcomes walkers to walk their way through area after Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Held each May, the walk sees pathways and routes usually closed to the public welcome walkers, and it’s the only day of the year when walkers are able to complete the route between Bembridge and the Needles at Alum Bay in full.
Don’t worry if you want to take part and raise money but you’re not quite up to the whole 26 miles, you can choose from four different routes – the full walk, the first half, the second half or the flat walk. The flat walk is around 8 miles and shouldn’t take more than two to three hours to complete.
No matter which walk you go for you’ll find the route marshalled at regular intervals, with checkpoints along the way to ensure that everything runs smoothly and all walkers have a great experience on the day.