Join us on 13 May 2018

Event times, travel and accommodation

On Sunday 13 May 2018, 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. 

Southern Vecits are offering free all day travel on any Southern Vectis bus/route to all walkers with a Walker Number or Walk the Wight 2018 medal. Please view their website for timetable

Driving and parking
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).

Cross Solent travel
Hovertravel are running two early crossings especially for our walkers, 06:15 and 06:45 - these connect with our shuttle buses to Bembridge. Please see below for our bus timetable information. 
Hovertravel are offering 50% discount for walkers. Please see travel offers section below.

Red Funnel's 06:45 Red Jet crossing from Southampton connects with our 07:15 shuttle bus to Bembridge. Please see below for our bus timetable information. 
Red Funnel are offering walkers an exclusive foot passenger return fare of £10 per person. Please see travel offers section below.

If you are travlling from the mainland and starting at Carisbrooke, please use scheduled Southern Vectis services to get to Newport Bus Station and catch a WTW shuttle bus to the Carisbrooke start.

Please refer to the event opening and closing times and complete your walk within these times - for example, if you start at Bembridge at 8am and intend to complete the full walk, you must arrive at the Alum Bay finish line by 6pm.

Walk start/finish Opens Closes Exact location & Notes
Bembridge start -
1st half and full walk
6am 8am - NEW time for 2018 Sandown Road (opposite Brittan Norman)
There are no shuttle buses back to Bembridge from the finish points
Carisbrooke start -
2nd half walk
8am 12noon  Whitcombe Rd (opposite Carisbrooke Business Park)
One way traffic management system in place from Whitcombe Rd towards Carisbrooke/Newport between 07:30 - 14:30
Carisbrooke finish -
1st half walk
  12:30pm - NEW time for 2018 As above
Alum Bay finish - 2nd half, full walk & Schools Walk   6pm (second half, full walk and Schools' walk) The Needles Landmark Attraction
LIMITED FREE PARKING AVAILABLE on the approach to Alum Bay (follow event signage)
USUAL PARKING CHARGES APPLY at The Needles Landmark Attraction
Flat Walk start 8:30am 10:30am Sandown Bay Academy, The Fairway, Sandown
There are no shuttle buses back to Sandown from the finish points
Flat Walk finish   4pm Shide Trees, Shide (opposite National Tyres)
Schools Walk  9am (main procession 10am) 12noon PARK AND RIDE SERVICE FROM ALUM BAY(follow event signage)
There are no shuttle buses back to Freshwater Bay from the finish points
Refer to the Alum Bay finish notes as above


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 Southern Vectis website 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.
This offer is valid on standard adult and child day returns, period returns and single fares for you and your plus1! 

Book either in the terminal, online at or via the Hovertravel app, quoting the promotional code found in your walker pack. The discount is applicaple for travel from 10th -14th May 2018 and is bookable until 7th May 2018.

Go to  for full timetable information

20% discount on your Red Funnel vehicle ferry travel –
 between 10th and 15th May 2018. Valid for a vehicle ferry crossing of any duration for up to 7 people (additional passenger rates available) in a car, minibus, motorhome, horsebox, private towed vehicle or motorcycle. To book visit
PLUS Red Funnel are also offering an exclusive foot passenger return fare of £10 per person for you and up to 3 people! – Only available on day of departure from the ticket offices at Southampton Terminal 1 or 2 on production of a valid walker number. All passengers must travel together on both legs of the journey. Valid for return travel between 10th and 15th May 2018.

We’ve teamed up with Red Funnel to offer return foot passenger travel for just £7.50 when pre-booked with a Walk the Wight Pay £25 pack. We will confirm when this pack will be available shortly.

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 before Sunday 6th May. 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.

25% Off Luxury Accommodation for all our Walkers at Seaview Self-Catering Holidays!

From spacious 4-Bedroom or 3-Bedroom Cottages for large groups, or 2-Bedroom Cottages for smaller individual parties, Seaview Holidays is perfect for all. Offer starts at £252 for a 3-Night stay! Pet-Friendly. Personal Transportation recommended.

For a personalized price quote, please call 01983 612330, or email




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