Links and Events

For things to do and whats on, please look at:
http:/www.events.onthewight.com
http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk

Isle of Wight beach guide

http://www.isleofwight.co.uk/inspire/isle-of-wight-beach-guide/

Walking

Step outside the door and start your walk with over 500 miles of footpaths and with  over half the island designated as and area of outstanding beauty the Isle of Wight is a walkers paradise.  Being an island whichever way the wind is blowing you can select a sheltered walk, beautiful beaches and  glorious countryside to choose from.
The Isle of Wight Walking festival 

https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/things-to-do/activities/walking/walking-routes

https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/festivals/walking-festival
runs from 29th April -14th May, and features a packed programme of walks and walking-related events, from alpaca and zombie walks
“Walk the Wight” event on Sunday 14th May, in aid of the Earl Mountbatten

http://www.iwhospice.org/walk-the-wight.aspx http://www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk/
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/activities/walking/

Cycling
we offer lockable storage for your bikes.

The Island recently scooped top spot in Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 World Cycling Routes. Serious mountain bikers will head straight for Freshwater to try out the single track challenge known as the Seven Hills Killer. On the Island there are over 200 miles of cycling routes from coastal paths to quiet country lanes. The island is famous for some of the best off road routes in the country but equally there are some quite flatter routes for just an enjoyable day in the countryside , it is possible to get a tremendous variety of views on a relatively short ride.
The Isle of Wight Randonnee is a non-competitive cycle ride established by the Wayfarers in 1985
The 2017 Randonnee will take place on Sunday30th April

The IW Cycle Fest 23rd September -1st October  with rides suitable for all ages and abilities, local cuisine, entertainment and incorporating the SpyVelo 100 mile Cyclo-Sportive, the IW Cycle Fest will start in style on Saturday 23rd September 2017. Over the next few days, multiple rides will take place from various locations – with accurate grading and all cycling disciplines covered, there will be rides suitable for every rider. The second weekend will be an off-road extravaganza, with a Cyclo-Cross race, junior racing, coaching sessions and the mighty 7 Hills MTB event.

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/eight-reasons-why-cycling-on-the-isle-of-wight-is-simply-brilliant-211485
http://www.wightcyclehire.co.uk
Explore the Island by bike have a bike delivered and picked up from Three Gables.
http://www.extremists.co.uk/
http://www.axcess-electric-bikes.co.uk/
http://www.the-bikeshed.com/
Please follow the links bellow to find some great cycle routes on the Isle of Wight which can be easily
followed or downloaded to most smartphones!
Bicycle Island: http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/bicycle-island
Red Squirrel Trail: http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/bicycle-island/red-squirrel-trail
Chalk Ridge Extreme: http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/bicycle-island/chalk-ridge-extreme
Round The Island: http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/bicycle-island/taste-round-the-island-route
Day Rides: http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/bicycle-island/day-rides

Watersports

Where better to learn a watersport, given that even from the most central point of the island you are only ever 15 minutes away from a beach.

Surfing/ SUP 
With the right conditions, Freshwater Bay can offers surfers four-foot (1.3m) waves at up to three-quarter tide. These can swell to eight feet (2.6m) with wave faces twice that height overhead. Because of the rocks these breaks are not for the inexperienced.
Experienced long- and short-boarders head for the very popular Hanover Point in Compton Bay. The beach near Brook Chine is the place to be with windsurfers.
Colwell Bay on the north west coast is more sheltered and popular with stand-up paddle boarders (SUPers). As is Newtown creek, the Yar river both accessible via public slip ways.

In gentler seas… and throughout the year… you will see people in kayaks setting off from Freshwater Bay to paddle round past the Needles to Totland Bay. Take a trip with adventure activities.

The local base for sailing is Yarmouth. There are boat trips to Hurst Castle in summer and rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) to charter. Boat trips to the Needles start at Alum B
Have a day on the Solent in a rib or push the boat out and charter a luxury motor yacht for the day    
http://www.uksa.org/
http://www.wightwaters.com/
http://www.islandactivities.co.uk/
Why not try your hand at fishing
http://www.oceanbluequay.co.uk/
http://www.cachalot-charters.co.uk/
http://www.blackrockcharters.co.uk
www.wightsapphireboatcharters.co.uk Mackerel trips June – September.  Deep sea fishing all year round.  Weekends available.
Yarmouth Old Gaffers Festival
 
http://www.yarmoutholdgaffersfestival.co.uk/
2nd-4th June2017 wide range of activities events and promotions, all revolving around the theme of the sea
Round the Island Race 1st July 2017
A spectacular view of this race can been seen from many vantage points on the West Wight coast.http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk
29th July - 5th August  2017 Cowes Week the world famous yachting event,  a fabulous sight to watch with the grand finale fireworks on Friday.

Festivals

http://www.isleofwightfestival.com 8th _ 11th June

 19-20th August , The  Garlic Festival A great day out and not just for garlic lovers https://www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk/visit/festival

5th -27th September, Isle of Wight cycling festival http://www.sunseaandcycling.com
 http://www.isleofwightliteraryfestival.org/


Take a look at this web site for lots of information about the island,
http://www.gifttonature.org.uk

Other events
car boot at Calbourne every Friday during the summer months
Farmers Market Newport every Friday

 

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