After the success of last year’s Autumn Walking Weekend, the Isle of Wight Council will be repeating the event this year between 23rd and 26th October 2009. There will be over 50 walks to choose from, with a wide range of walks for all ages and abilities. The walks are led by experienced volunteers. Many of the walks are free and range from easy, level walking routes, to challenging sloping walks more suited to keen walkers and those with a good basic level of fitness.
Walks include “the Darwin Celebration” which will take place around Sandown Bay, and an “Alfred Lord Tennyson” walk exploring the landscapes that inspired the Victorian poet laureate during his time on the Island.
There are over 500 miles of well-maintained and signposted footpaths around the Isle of Wight Heritage Coastline.
See http://www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk/ for more details.