Walking on the Isle of Wight

With miles of stunning scenery, the Isle of Wight boasts some of the best walks in England. Whether you are seeking a relaxing stroll by the coast, or a more challenging romp in the countryside, there is something for everyone.

VIDEO: Walk the Wight 2012

Isle of Wight Walking Festival - An annual event not to be missed is the week-long walking festival, held each May. This includes 'Walk the Wight'... a 26 mile walk from Bembridge to The Needles, in aid of the Isle of Wight Hospice. You can however also choose to complete a 12 or 14 mile portion of the route. For those of you with buggies or wheelchairs, there is an alternative 8 mile flat walk. Throughout the week, various walks are arranged and celebrated. See events for this year's walking festival details.

Organised Walks - How about joining various organised walks throughout April to September? Further information can be found here. These walks are a fantastic chance to meet new people and learn about the area from your guide. For most walks you can just turn up on the day!

Do-it-Yourself! Want to discover the best walks on the Isle of Wight for yourselves? Take a look at the 'Isle of Wight Walking Festival' website, where you can find detailed information on Isle of Wight trails and walking routes. 


Rather get on your bike? There a lots of cycle routes on the Isle of Wight too... from novice to expert, on or off road, you won't be disappointed! The Isle of Wight Cycling Festival takes place every September, along with other cycling events.