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The varied terrain makes walking on the Isle of Wight accessible to people of all abilities, from those looking to take a stroll through beautiful scenery with young children, to seasoned hikers looking for a real challenge.
As well as being a fantastic destination all year round, the Island is home to two great walking festivals; The Isle of Wight Walking Festival, which takes place in May and is the largest walking festival in the UK, and the Autumn Walking Weekend in October.
Lots of reasons to love it Isle of Wight Council Events Officer, Elaine Cesar said: “According to our feedback forms, many walkers have been returning year on year since the festival first began in 1999.
There are over 200 walks to choose from including the famous speed dating walk which has resulted in many love matches including five weddings and a baby.
Garmin will be running an introduction to geocaching walk on Sunday 11th May which starts at Appley Park in Ryde near to the old golf hut.
According to a report compiled by the Isle of Wight Council which organises the walking festival, a total of 21,419 walkers took part this year – a rise of almost 4% on 2009.
In addition, statistics show that the event has a growing fan base with people booking their accommodation earlier and staying longer: 35% for 1-4 nights, 29% for 5-7 nights and 24% for 8-14 nights.
Those interested in finding out the benefits of becoming a sponsor of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, should telephone Elaine Cesar.
Work is already underway for next year’s Isle of Wight Walking Festival and anyone interested in becoming involved in any capacity should contact Elaine Cesar on 01983 823099, ext 5224.
The event is free, but places are limited, to book email .
This year’s festival includes a number of new walks, including the colourful carnival trail where walking meets art and carnival and is 100 miles in distance, held over five days.
The 2010 Isle of Wight Walking Festival continued its twelve-year run of success with another great event this May, which saw numbers up on the 2009 event.
With around two hundred and fifty guided walks, the Isle of Wight Walking Festival is a fantastic outdoor event that attracts over 20,000 visitors and local people per year.
For people looking to enjoy the Island’s beautiful scenery at a more leisurely pace, there are scores of gentle ambles to choose from, as well as many walks designed for children such as the tiny tots and toddlers tea party in Niton, or the rock pool safari in Bembridge or duck feeding walk in Shanklin.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating