IsleWalk18: Isle of Wight Walking Festival dates

walking festival lg

The dates have been announced for the 2018 Isle of Wight Waking Festival - with the event being extended to three weeks next year and promotional budget increased by 50% to attract more new visitors.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 4:56pm

By Sue Emmerson

Precautionary closure of West Wight Alpaca Farm

west wight alpacas

Although not confirmed, West Wight Alpacas say it's possible that a small number of their animals may have been exposed to a micro bacterium. OnTheWight has more detail.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 12:51pm

By Sally Perry

Developers offered six large sites by Isle of Wight council

ryde - gateway

The Isle of Wight council has just offered developers six large sites around the Island - two in Ryde, two in Newport, Sandown and Shanklin. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 20th July, 2017 5:02pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Letter: First impressions count – time to smarten up the ‘tatty trains’

train at ryde station

This reader believes something should be done by the Isle of Wight council to improve the first impression visitors have when they arrive in Ryde. He believes the trains and station are tatty and should be improved.

Friday, 30th June, 2017 1:39pm

By Michael Saunders with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight joins ‘Scenic Rail Britain’ campaign

ryde pier -

The Isle of Wight community rail group is helping to launch national campaign promoting scenic and sustainable tourism by rail.

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 6:11am

By Bobby Lock-Dean

Best Isle of Wight Pubs: As voted by beer lovers

king harry's bar

This list is of best pubs on the Isle of Wight, as voted for by people who know a thing or two about beer - Island CAMRA members.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 8:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Compton Bay steps back in place for the holidays

compton steps

Hurrah! Temporary steps down to Compton Bay beach have been completed, just in time for the school holidays.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 5:30pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight alpaca farm pick up six major awards

west wight alpacas

In just seven years Michelle and Neil Payne have climbed from alpaca novices to the very top of the industry in the UK, picking up no less than six awards at the British Alpaca Society (BAS) National fleece show.

Monday, 3rd April, 2017 4:34pm

By Siobhan Gailey

Isle of Wight beach named in top eight best in the world

compton beach

We all know how brilliant the two mile stretch of beach at Compton is with its sandy beach and outstanding sunsets. Now the most read online news site in the world has included it in their top eight best beaches from around the world.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 11:17am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival of Running: Events for all ages and levels

Festival of Running

There are events for all ages and levels of fitness at the Isle of Wight Festival of Running this year. From Junior Fun Runs to the first ever Spyvelo Long Weekend half Iron Man distance triathlon style event.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 12:01pm

By Sue Emmerson

Isle Walk 2017: Isle of Wight Walking Festival

islewalk17 along the coast

The popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns to the Island in 2017 as IsleWalk17 - rescued by Visit Isle of Wight with the help of the ferry companies, there will be walks of all sorts to enjoy over two weeks.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 8:44am

By Sue Emmerson

Another successful position for Isle of Wight holiday park

The orchards

The Orchards Holiday Park was voted overall winner in 2015 and 2016 and has now voted Best Site for Families in 2017.

Monday, 13th March, 2017 4:41pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments