Sunday, January 2, 2011

Isle of Wight Walking Festival


Periodicity: annual

Location: Isle of Wight, South East England, UK

Time of the year: around May

Duration: 2 weeks

Number of Walks: about 3 hundreds (guided)

1st edition: 1998

2010 edition: 5th - 23rd May 2010 
2010 edition programme:

2011 edition: 7th - 22nd May 2011
2011 edition programme:

2012 edition: 5th - 20th May 2012
2012 edition programme:

Number of participants (average): around twenty-four thousand

Notable walks: 'Walk the Wight' (from Bembridge to The Needles, one side of the island to the other. (began before the festival, on Spring 1991 - it enrolls about 8 thousand walkers), Flat Walk the Wight, Fire walk, Ghost walks, Speed dating walks, Dinosaur walks,...

Walks for disabled persons? Yes

Price: most of the walks are free, some requires a donation, on few walks the walkers have to pay a few pounds

Notes: It's the largest walking festival in the UK

Sponsoring: the past six years the event has been sponsored by Ordnance Survey as part of a contract which ended with the 2009 event.
See also :

Elaine Cesar
Events Officer
Isle of Wight Council
Floor 5, County Hall
Isle of Wight
PO30 1UD

Tel: 01983 823070
Fax: 01983 828109




(see in portuguese)

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