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The 2010 Isle of Wight Walking Festival continued its twelve-year run of success with another great event this May, which saw numbers up on the 2009 event.

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According to a report compiled by the Isle of Wight Council which organises the walking festival, a total of 21,419 walkers took part this year – a rise of almost 4% on 2009.

In addition, statistics show that the event has a growing fan base with people booking their accommodation earlier and staying longer: 35% for 1-4 nights, 29% for 5-7 nights and 24% for 8-14 nights.

This walker’s paradise has over 500 miles of well maintained footpaths that wind through the Island’s fields and forests and 64 miles following the spectacular Heritage Coastline.

The varied terrain makes walking on the Isle of Wight accessible to people of all abilities, from those looking to take a stroll through beautiful scenery with young children, to seasoned hikers looking for a real challenge.

Lots of reasons to love it Isle of Wight Council Events Officer, Elaine Cesar said: “According to our feedback forms, many walkers have been returning year on year since the festival first began in 1999.

The reasons cited include ‘the Isle of Wight is a great place to walk’ (40%), ‘safety in walking as a group’ (23%), and ‘making new friends’ (12%), but whatever the response, there is no doubt that it is increasing in popularity with many visitors returning for our Autumn Walking Weekend in October and already booking their holiday accommodation for the May 2011 event.” Speed dating and talks still popular The popular speed dating walk once again proved hugely successful in bringing people together notching up an incredible 18 matches on the day.

Those interested in finding out the benefits of becoming a sponsor of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, should telephone Elaine Cesar.

Work is already underway for next year’s Isle of Wight Walking Festival and anyone interested in becoming involved in any capacity should contact Elaine Cesar on 01983 823099, ext 5224.

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