Isle of Wight Announces Fresh Start Walking Weekend

Visit Isle of Wight has announced the Fresh Start Walking Weekend, a two-day event aimed at encouraging visitors to kick-start their New Year’s resolutions to get active and healthy.


The Fresh Start Walking Weekend consists of 10 guided walks over the weekend of January 7th and 8th in 2017.


Walks include Fortify Yourself (5miles); the Barnsley Trail (4miles), an attractive circular walk through open countryside and along the shoreline, skirting the areas of Seaview, Seagrove Bay and Nettlestone; and North to South (18 miles), a walk-through Parkhurst Forest.


The Jail Trail (5.3 miles) is walk through historic Newport to Carisbrooke to discover some of the island’s most famous prisoners – plus an opportunity to have a sneak peek into The Guildhall Cells.


Visit Isle of Wight hopes that the combination of stunning coastal and countryside scenery coupled with a range of motivational winter hikes – plus the chance to walk in the company of like-minded people with knowledgeable local leaders at the helm – will entice visitors to the Island this New Year.


The Isle of Wight’s Walking Festival, IsleWalk17, meanwhile, will take place from April 29th to May 14th in 2017.


For details about the Fresh Start Walking Weekend are at


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