Mountbatten is hopeful of organising a physical event in May 2021 with indications that the pandemic will be significantly different by the Spring. However, it’s been confirmed that the charity also intends to run the virtual ‘Walk the Wight Your Way’ alongside, due to its popularity this year.
Nigel Hartlet, CEO of Mountbatten, says:
“We will do everything we possibly can to bring back the Walk the Wight we know and love next year.
“It is our flagship event and hopefully, if government guidelines allow, we can enjoy getting walkers together again.
“That said, our Walk the Wight Your Way was an incredible success this year and it enabled more people to get involved, so we are delighted to bring this back too.”
The main walk on 9th May starts at Bembridge and ends at The Needles, though walkers can choose to cover half the distance, either from the start or from the midway point at Carisbrooke. The 8-mile Flat Walk from Sandown to Newport is also available for people of all ages and abilities.
All money raised helps support Islanders living with death, dying and bereavement.
Walk the Wight Your Way will be available throughout April and May for people to complete their miles in any way it suits them.
To register, visit https://www.mountbatten.org.uk/register-to-walk-the-wight.