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Join us on 14 May 2017

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 further bus timetable information



  Opens Closes Exact location
Bembridge start 6am 8:30am Sandown Road, opposite Brittan Norman
Carisbrooke start 8am 12noon  
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).

There are no shuttle services back to Bembridge from the finish points.

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 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! 

You can also buy your Pay £25 pack and book your travel with the 50% discount through the Hovertravel website

Go to  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 the Red Funnel website.

PLUS Red Funnel are also offering an exclusive foot passenger fare. £7.70 per person return fare 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 crossings between 11th – 16th May 2017.
You can book return foot passenger fare for £7.50 when you buy a Pay £25 pack through the Red Funnel website

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
YMCA Winchester House
 is graded as 3* group hostel style school and group accommodation and sleeps between 20 – 113 in a mixture of bunk-bedded, twin and single rooms, split into three wings, which can be separated with security coded doors. The Veranda and North Wings are equipped with comfortable, private lounges. 
Winchester House is located on the south east coast of the Island between the popular holiday destinations of Sandown and Shanklin and the House is very easily accessible by train, bus and road. Free parking is also available, during this event. 
Our B&B price is £23 per person per night, with an option of a nutritious packed lunch to see you through the walk, at £4.50 per person.  To book call 01983 862 441 or email




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