Links, Events and things to do

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Isle of Wight beach guide


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.

“Walk the Wight” is an annual event normally held as part of the Island walking festival 

Due to coronavirus Walk the Wight 2021 will now take place on Sunday 12th September.

 You can walk the whole route or do the first half, second half or the flat walk. Read below for all the information you need about Walk the Wight. 

we offer lockable storage for your bikes and a charging plug for e 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 Randonee is a non-competitive cycle ride established by the Wayfarers in 1985  is cancelled 2021 the Island by bike have a bike delivered and picked up from Three Gables.
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:
Red Squirrel Trail:
Chalk Ridge Extreme:
Round The Island:
Day Rides:


There is a wide range of golf courses on the island. All abilities are catered for from the low handicap, weekend golfer to the occasional player. Our nearest at Freshwater has the most breathtaking views and fresh sea air, or try a round on a peaceful parkland course or just whack some balls at the floodlit driving range.

There are eight golf courses on the Island.
Freshwater Bay
Shanklin and Sandown

Freshwater Bay and Shanklin & Sandown are 18 hole courses, the remainder are 9 hole courses, with the exception of Ventnor which has 12 greens.

Horse Riding

Enjoy miles of bridle paths and coastline by horseback
Allendale Equestrian Centre
Lake Farm Equestrian Centre
Sallys Riding School


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
Why not try your hand at fishing Mackerel trips June – September.  Deep sea fishing all year round.  Weekends available.

Round the Island Race 3rd July 2021
A spectacular view of this race can been seen from many vantage points on the West Wight.
round the Island race

Cowes Week 31st July-6th August 2021 the world famous yachting event,  a fabulous sight to watch.

Cowes Week 2021



Take a trip from Sandown or Bembridge airport for fabulous country and coastal views of the Island you can take off in anything from a microlights to a helicopter – pleasure flight to one-on-one tuition.

If you are not scared of heights and fancy being a bit more adventurous why not try your hand at paragliding.  the Isle of Wight enjoys some of the best weather in the UK and escapes the worst of the low pressure, which means there are more flying days here than anywhere else in the UK , this also applies for gliding. There are 12 flying sites on the Island , all which cater for varying wind directions.

Butterfly Paragliding
High Adventure
Vectis Gliding Club

Tree Climbing

Goodleaf offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the UK's newest adventure activity in a secret field in the north east of the Island. We provide everything you need to enable you to ascend through the canopy to the tree top at your own pace. It's a great family activity for ages 8 and over!
Goodleaf Tree Climbing



isleofwightfestival 16th -19th September2021

21st-22nd August 2021, The  Garlic Festival A great day out and not just for garlic lovers

Isle of Wight scooter rally  26th and 30th August 2021Isle of Wight scooter rally ,

Classic car rally 11th-12th September 2021 isle-of-wight-classic-car-extravaganza-

Now in its 19th year, the famous Isle of Wight Charity Classic Car event promises to be the biggest and best ever. Vehicles from all over the UK and mainland Europe will be attending this unique two-day show on the 11th and 12th September2021. There will be a spectacular collection of vintage, classic, custom and retro cars and other rare vehicles. This two-day event will guarantee to delight children and adults of all ages.


10-13th October

Take a look at this web site for lots of information about the island,

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


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