Travel & accommodation
Getting to and from the walk
On Sunday 14 May 2017, there are free shuttle bus services to and from every walk from Isle of Wight College (Park and Ride), Ryde, West Wight, Sandown and East Cowes.
Click here for bus timetable information
|Bembridge start||6am||8:30am||Sandown Road, opposite Brittan Norman|
|Carisbrooke finish||1:30pm (first half walk)||Whitcombe Road, opposite Carisbrooke Business Park|
|Alum Bay finish||6pm (second half, full walk and Schools' walk)||The Needles Landmark Attraction|
|Flat Walk start||8:30am||10:30am||The Fairway, Sandown, near Sandown Bay Academy|
|Flat Walk finish||4pm||Shide Trees, Shide|
|Schools' Walk||9am (main procession 10am)||12noon||This walk finishes at Alum Bay|
If you are planning to drive to the walk we strongly recommend using the free Park and Ride service from IW College to the start points (Bembridge, Carisbrooke, Sandown).
Please refer to the event information in your Walker Pack for full details of locations and timings.
Travel and accommodation offers
Southern Vectis are generously offering our walkers free travel, all day, on any Southern Vectis route and service. Simply show your walker number when you board.
This offer has been extended to the parents/guardians of Schools' Walk the Wight participants travelling to and from the Schools' Walk. Please note that accompanying siblings will be charged the normal fare.
Visit www.islandbuses.info/timetables for full timetable information
Travel via Southsea to Ryde and back again with Hovertravel and you’ll receive 50% off your journey with your walker number.
You can also buy your Pay £25 pack and book your travel with the 50% discount through the Hovertravel website
Go to www.hovertravel.co.uk/timetable/ for full timetable information
Bringing your car to the Island for Walk the Wight? Get 20% discount on your Red Funnel vehicle ferry travel – between 11th - 16th May 2017. Valid for a vehicle ferry crossing of any duration for up to 7 people (additional passenger rates available) for a car, minibus, motorhome, horsebox, private towed vehicle or motorcycle. To book visit www.redfunnel.co.uk/walkthewight
|The Needles Landmark Attraction is offering all walkers from the Island a free parking permit for its car park. This permit is valid for a year, so you can use it on the day of the walk.
To apply, simply take your walker number and proof of residency (i.e. driving licence or utility bill) to The Needles Landmark main office, situated next to Alum Bay Glass. Terms and Conditions apply - contact The Needles Landmark Attraction for more details. PLEASE NOTE: without a valid parking permit usual car parking charges will be in place.
Walk the Wight Accommodation offer B&B for £23 pppn