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E. Outdoor Activities

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival 2016

The Isle of Wight Cycling Festival provides the perfect opportunity to get off the beaten track and enjoy some of the Island's most beautiful, unspoilt countryside. Rides vary from pleasant meanders through pretty villages to Cycle the Wight, a 70-mile road route around the Islandís spectacular coastline.

Dates are yet to be announced for 2016.

Isle of Wight Half Marathon 2016

21 August 2016. Isle of Wight Half Marathon Route. The half marathon starts from the Ryde Rowing Club. The route is an undulating single lap course passing through Yaverland, Whitecliff, Bembridge, St. Helens and back towards Sandown via Brading.

Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2016

Isle of Wight Walking Festival May 2016 - 30 April to 15 May 2016.
Walking is one of the best ways to admire the Isle of Wight's stunning scenery, and one of the best times to visit is during May for the UK's biggest walking festival. There are over 135 themed walks to suit those new to walking as well as seasoned ramblers. All you have to do is select a walk from the programme and turn up, lightly laden at the right place.
Experienced guides have worked out the routes and will gladly pass on information about local history, wildlife and culture. And with over 500 miles of footpaths and bridleways including four coastal trails and eight long-distance walks, there's always a good reason to return. A free copy of the walking programme will be available from March.

It's All about the Birds - Bird Watching

The estuaries and creeks to the north of the Island are especially rich in birdlife; Newtown Creek, for example, can be visited at anytime of the year and you will not be disappointed by the plethora of fantastic species that you can be lucky enough to encounter. Regardless of your level of interest as a watcher, you can find an almost limitless variety of different places to explore.
One place is never the same as the passage of time constantly paints its veil of change, with many of our bird species being only summer or winter visitors. Even though the Island is a popular tourist attraction, it is still easy to find yourself wandering alone through many hectares; isolated in the calming beauty of the Island that has inspired some of history's greatest writers and artists.
Many of the coastal areas draw visitors to the beaches but it is the cliffs and chines above where you will find the action. With over 500 miles of footpaths snaking through an area of only 147 square miles, it is easy to get straight out there from pretty much any starting point. .

Kayak, Canoe, Surf, Bodyboard, Wind Surf, Dinghy & Catamaran

With over 25 years of practical industry experience and knowledge, Wight Waters can offer you the most professional watersports packages and friendly service on the Isle of Wight.
We offer a broad range of water-based activities and tuition to suit all needs from the total beginner to the most advanced level. Our dedicated staff teams will ensure that you have the experience of a lifetime

Llama Treks

Llamas are pack animals distantly related to camels and have been domesticated by the peoples of the high Andes for transporting goods up and down the mountainsides. Our llamas are friendly docile and trained to walk on a lead rope. The older llamas carry a pack to transport refreshments, first aid kit etc.

Motorsports

This is adrenaline at 5mph!! Ever fancied getting your hands on a powerful 4x4 and using it as it was designed to be used? Two purpose built courses of varying difficulty test your skills behind the wheel. Go against friends or just challenge yourself! Blindfold driving- blind folded driver guided by his navigator tries to complete a laid out course. points deducted for knocking over cones/markers. There will be a coach in all vehicles.
It doesn't matter how fit you are, how old you are or whether you are complete beginners off road because we provide instruction for all levels and experience to suit each group.
OFF-ROAD driving has gone from strength to strength in the past few years. But, despite the increased sophistication of four-wheel-drive vehicles, owners soon realise off-road driving involves more than slipping the transfer lever into 4WD.
Driving off-road requires particular skills to ensure safety for driver and passengers, and to limit damage to the vehicle. All drivers must hold a current driving licence
The course is normally for half a day, maximum numbers at one time are 15 minimum 2, but we also have an airgun range and archery on site so can cater for larger groups, so no-one hangs around.

Paragliding

Butterfly Paragliding
Sunacre, The Terrace, Chale, Isle of Wight, PO38 2HL
Tel: 01983 731611
E-mail: butterfly@paraglide.uk.com
Paragliding Lessons and Instruction for beginners to the more experienced pilot.

Riding

Riding Centres
ALLENDALE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
Newport Road, Godshill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3LY
Tel: 01983 840258
BHS approved riding establishment and Pony Club centre. Top quality tuition from BHS registered instructors.
Situated on a bridleway with hacking in stunning countryside. Children's club. All within a professional friendly yard. Located between Shanklin and Newport.

Round the Island Yacht Race 2016

Saturday 2 July 2016.
The 2016 edition of this most iconic of sailing events will definitely appeal to the early risers. Spectacular, awe-inspiring and exhilarating are all words attributed to the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

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