What is the date of this year’s event?

The main walk will take place on Sunday 8 May 2022

However you can Walk the Wight Your Way from April 1st. 


What are the routes?

Route

Direction

Distance/time

Start opening

Main Walk

Bembridge to Alum Bay

26.5 miles (8-12 hours)

Start 6am-8am (Bembridge)

Finish by 6pm (Alum Bay)

1st Half

Bembridge to Carisbrooke

12.5 miles (4-6 hours)

Start 6am-8am (Bembridge)

Finish by 12pm (Carisbrooke)

2nd Half

Carisbrooke to Alum Bay

14 miles (5-8 hours)

Start 8am-12pm (Carisbrooke)

Finish by 6pm (Alum Bay)

The final stretch

Freshwater Bay to Alum Bay

4 miles (1.5 - 2.5 hours)

Start 11am-1pm (Freshwater Bay)

Finish by 6pm (Alum Bay)

Flat walk (accessible)

Sandown to Shide

8 miles (depends on mobility)

Start 8.30am-10.30am

Finish by 4pm (Shide)

Walk the Wight Your Way – take on the distance in your own time finishing by Sunday 8 May.

Schools Walk the Wight - click here for more information.


Can I use the event to fundraise for other charities?

The event is organised by Mountbatten and all costs are borne by the charity. Therefore, we ask that you do not use our events to support any other charities.


Why can’t I register for Walk the Wight in a Mountbatten shop?

We take the security of your personal data seriously. When the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were introduced, we reviewed all of our data processing processes, including WTW registrations in our shops. Registering in a Mountbatten shop required the participant to complete a paper registration form. The regulations that govern the security of data contained on a paper form are rigorous. With the volume of paper forms that WTW generates, we do not have the resources across our ten shops or within our fundraising team to process these records in accordance with GDPR. It is with regret that we had to remove registrations from our shops. However, we offer registration over the phone to those who do not have an email address or access to the internet - we hope this will enable anyone who wishes to Walk the Wight in support of Islanders and their families, to do so.

We are a small team in the fundraising office so if you can register online, that would be a big help. 


I have tried to register online but it isn’t working. What can I do?

Please call our fundraising team on 01983 217300 Mon-Fri, 08:30-16:30.


Why do I have to pay to receive my fundraising pack?

By bearing the cost of sending you a fundraising pack, more of the money you raise will be spent directly on the people that need our help.

The introduction of postage, packing, and processing fees saves Mountbatten around £10,000 for each event. That’s a huge amount of money that can now be spent caring for Island people.

We understand that this is a change to what we have done in the past and urge people to contact us directly should it pose any difficulties for anyone.


When will I receive my pack?

After you register you will receive an email with links to your fundraising pack, including sponsorship form, and if you have a t-shirt pack, your code to order your WTW t-shirt from the Teemill store.

Your walker number and a hard copy of the sponsorship form will follow in the post.

If you still haven't received your pack two weeks after registering, call us on 01983 217300 Mon-Fri, 08:30-16:30.


When does online registration close?

You can register online for a fundraising pack until 22 April at 11:55 pm.

After this date, you can still register but we will not be able to send your walker number in the post, this may be collected from your chosen starting line. 

More details to follow.


Can I register on the day?

We will be offering on the day registrations, for a donation of £20 per adult and £10 per child. We will have contactless payment options available if you don't have cash.


I need to cancel my registration/ I can’t take part anymore; can I get a refund?

You may request to cancel your registration for a full refund, less cancellation fee, up to 7 calendar days before the date and time of the event. Cancellations less than 7 days before the event will not be refunded.

All refunds are subject to a cancellation fee that will be calculated based on the value of the items ordered when you registered.  All processing, postage and packing fees are non-refundable, regardless of if you have received your pack. You are responsible for the cost of returning any items to us and these costs are non-refundable.

If you have received your pack you will need to return your walker number and sponsorship form back to us along with proof of your registration. Refunds will only be processed once we have received these items. Once received we will initiate a refund, less cancellation fee, to your original method of payment.  If your fundraising pack included a t shirt or other merchandise, this must be returned to us in its original packaging along with your walker number, sponsorship form and proof of purchase to be eligible for a refund. Upon receipt, we will inspect the item(s). If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund, less cancellation fee, to your original method of payment.


I forgot to register my child/children when I signed up. Can I sign them up separately/as an individual?

If you are already registered, we can register your child over the phone. Please call our fundraising office on (01983) 217300.


I’ve registered to do the full walk/half walk/flat walk (etc) but want to do a different walk. What should I do?

You can take part in any walk, provided you are wearing your walker number. The information pack you will/have received contains all the information you need to take part in any walk.


Why have the t-shirts changed this year?

We are looking to create a more environmentally sustainable event. Teemill are an Island company that produce environmentally friendly T-shirts. After the event, walkers can return their t-shirt to Teemill to recycle, and receive a £5 voucher from the Teemill website.

If walkers select a ticket type with a t-shirt, they will receive a code via email that can be used to claim a t-shirt from the Tee Mill Walk the Wight store. The T-shirts are 100% organic cotton and printed here on the Island and sent direct to walker’s addresses.

We are currently putting the finishing touches to our store and will be making an announcement as to when this is open in the next few days. 


Can I buy a WTW Sunflower before the walk?

WTW sunflowers are only available to buy from the start lines on the day.


Will there be travel discounts this year?

Southern Vectis will once again be providing a comprehensive bus service this year, free to anyone with a walker number. The timetable will be displayed online in due course. 

Hovertravel will be providing a discount code for those coming over from Southsea.

Red Funnel will be providing a discount code for use on the day also. 


Are there toilets along the route?

Yes! You can click here to view the Google Map of the route and see where all the toilet points are.


Are there refreshments along the route?

Yes! You can click here to view the Google Map of the route and see where all the FREE water points are.

Subject to government covid-19 guidelines in May, there are also traders along the route selling hot and cold food and beverages.


If you have any questions or concerns

Please contact our fundraising team on 01983 217300 or email us. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:30