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Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Wight Locations, Walking Festival, Beach

The isle of Wight Walking Festival will be celebrating its 17th year this May when hundreds of walkers and ramblers descend on the island for this unique event running from the 2nd to 17th May.

This year's Walking Festival boasts a whopping 243 walks that can be taken over the two week period. The term 'something for everyone' can often be over-used, but there was never a truer word in this regard. Here are our top picks:

Isle of Arts Festival

The Island boasts a wonderful Arts community with regular Open Studios and Literary Festivals held throughout the year. The jewel in the crown of this creative hub is undoubtedly the Isle of Arts Festival which this year takes place 1 - 4 May in Ventor.


Electric Bikes

Hire electric bikes and add a new dimension to your Island holiday!

New properties with Seaview Holidays

Wight Locations, Seaview

Here at Wight Locations we are delighted to announce that we are now working in partnership with Seaview Holidays and will be adding a selection of their fantastic properties to our growing portfolio.

Top 5 Island Cycling attractions

Wight Locations, Cycling, Newport to Cowes

Cycling is great way to explore the Island, to see the sights along the way and resting with a well-earned picnic or pub lunch! With its miles of dramatic and breath-taking coastline, picturesque countryside.
In addition to the great scenery, there are hundreds of miles of well-maintained cycle routes and some amazing annual events.

Here are our top five cycling attractions on the Isle of Wight.

Pearl Izumi Race comes to the Isle of Wight

Pearl Izumi Tour Series

One of the biggest events on the British competitive cycling circuit is coming to Ryde on Thursday May 14th, as for the first time ever the Pearl Izumi Tour Series will be taking place on the Isle of Wight!

Ryde will play host one of the stages of the race, which is one of the UK’s leading televised cycle races, bringing action and excitement to the seaside town.

Cycling on the Island – The Red Squirrel Trail

Wight Locations, Merstone cycle track

The Isle of Wight has over 200 miles of well-maintained and signposted cycle tracks, byways and bridleways and has been described as having some of the best Cycling routes in the world for all types of cycling enthusiasts.

The Old Fort – Half Term Events

Wight Locations, The old Fort, Half Term

One of our favourite seafront pubs (and closest to office), The Old Fort in Seaview will be laying on some special events over the next week. Throughout half term, Kids eat free (12 and under) with purchase of adult meal.

On St Valentine’s Day, you can bring the kids along in the early evening for some chocolate treats and colouring activities. From 19.30, it’s all about the grown-ups, with 3 course menu on offer for £20 per person.


Isle of Wight Festival

Wight Locations, Festival, banner

The Isle of Wight Festival returns to Seaclose Park in Newport again on the 11th June for what’s shaping up to become possibly their most popular line up yet.

The early line up announcement back in December included some huge names, such as the legendary Fleetwood Mac who will be playing only one Festival this year, and we’re delighted that they’ve chosen the Isle of Wight Festival


Easter Fun on the Isle of Wight

If you’re looking for an Easter break packed with fun for all the family, then the Isle of Wight ticks all the boxes. We have a fabulous range of cottages to accommodate the 2.4 family as well as families encompassing aunts, uncles and grandparents. With an exciting calendar of events over the Easter period we’ve picked the Top 3 not to be missed!