11 March 2020
In light of the changing situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), Mountbatten is regularly assessing and reviewing our plans for our forthcoming major fundraising events, including Walk the Wight.
At the moment, Walk the Wight with Mountbatten 2020 is going ahead as planned and we encourage people to continue to sign up as normal. Our main priority is always the safety and health of all our participants, external supporters, staff and volunteers, who help Mountbatten to stage the event. We will, therefore, implement any official recommendations or advice from Public Health England and other relevant organisations as the situation changes and further advice is given.
Please follow the latest official advice and information on coronavirus, which can be found at www.mountbatten.org.uk, UK Government, Public Health England and NHS
Walk the Wight, this year on Sunday 10 May 2020, brings our community together to show that we care about how people experience death and dying. People of all ages and abilities take part and, with a choice of five distances and free bus travel to and from every walk, it’s easy for everyone to get involved and support Islanders and their families.
Lush, green countryside, historic villages, famous landmarks, majestic chalk cliffs and coastal views with shimmering blue seas - Walk the Wight has all this and more!
Take on the challenge of the Full Walk or Half Walks, or the wheelchair-accessible, pushchair friendly Flat Walk. You’ll receive the iconic Island shaped Walk the Wight with Mountbatten medal when you cross the finish line!
You can also register your dog to walk with you and if your child attends an Isle of Wight Primary School they can take part in Schools Walk the Wight.
With a choice of four routes, everyone can take part in Walk the Wight with Mountbatten.
"When I set off for this year’s Flat Walk with my family alongside, I will be remembering my incredible husband, Steve."
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in this year's walk. Here's how to pay in your fundraising.
What started out as a small team-building exercise has grown to become the largest sponsored walk of its kind in Europe.