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Events on the Isle of Wight in April and May bring forth the Island in its Spring Gown. All the delights of the Events and the wonderful scenic Island with its bays, little villages, rolling landscape and pretty towns. There is no place like the Isle of Wight in Spring.
Memorial Ploughing Match 8th April 2018. New Wolverton Farm, Shorwell.
Heritage Goods Days 8th April 2018. Havenstreet Station, Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
The Isle of Wight Spring Walking Festival This is the UK's Largest Walking Festival - The Isle of Wight Walking Festival will be held between 28th April to the 13th May 2018. Lots of walks to choose from! Why not make it spring break. Lovely idea.
Spring Real Ale Festival to be held on 5th, 6th and 7th of May 2018 in the Havenstreet Station Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
Isle of Wight Challenge 5th and 6th May 2018. This is a beautiful walk which ever challenge you pick. Full Challenge is 106 miles, 1st Half Option 52km, 2nd Half Option 54km. 2nd Half 'join a 100km-er option', 1st Quarter Option 25km. 4th Quarter Option 26km, Or what about the 2 day Challenge 53km per day with camping overnight, that one sounds pretty good
Isle of Wight Randonee. The event this year will be held on 6th May 2018. This year's rides will be in a clockwise direction and there is a choice of 100km and 55km rides.
Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair. 12th May 2018. Wolverton Manor.
Walk the Wight. for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice is to be held on Sunday 13th May 2018. Walk all over beautiful countryside for an excellent cause.
Isle of Wight Festival of Transport. 20th May 2018. Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Havenstreet Station.
Newport Jazz Festival 31st May to 3rd June 2018. Various venues.
The Scarecrow Festival The Isle of Wight is known for its festivals but this one beats the cake!!! The biennial Gatcombe and Chillerton Scarecrow Festival will next be held in 2019.
Wootton and Wootton Bridge combined villages by the pretty Wootton Creek.
Shanklin A pretty seaside town on the east side of the Island. Very popular and deservedly so. Charming Old Village is at the top of Shanklin Chine and the Chine itself is a lovely place to visit. The beach is sandy with sandstone cliffs behind. Plenty of attractions.
Shorwell is a very pretty little village a few miles from Newport. There is a bus service from the town. One of the places on the Island that Queen Victoria loved. There is a pub, a post office and a shop. If you are a walker, Shorwell makes a useful centre.
Freshwater Home of Alfred Lord Tennyson is you are interested in poetry. He lived at what is now the Farringford Hotel. It is a town with plenty of shops,situated on the tip of the western part of the Island. Large chalk cliffs and a pretty beach. The sea is awesome in winter as it crashes against those chalk cliffs. In the summer the beach is safe for children.
Ventnor One of those delightful little seaside towns on the east side of the Island. Hilly and beautiful. A very popular sandy beach. Because of St Boniface Down the town has a much more sheltered climate than any on the Island. Visit the Botanic Gardens to see the tropical plants that are able to grow in this climate. Quite surprising.
Cowes One of the major entry ports to the Island. There is a catamaran from Southampton. Cowes is the start of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path. The town is most famous for the world well known Cowes Week.
Bembridge is right on the easternmost point of the Island. The Harbour is an area of Special Scientific Interest. Brading Marshes is a RSPB area. Those two alone point to the beauty Bembridge. There are many attractive walks in the vicinity. Quite a few shops to cater for visitors and the many locals as well.
Alverstone is another area of Special Scientific Interest along with Alverstone Marshes and Alverstone Mead. Treasure trove for nature lovers. A most beautiful area.
Brighstone is a few miles southwest of Newport, where several species of dinosaur were found in eighteen hundreds. An attractive village with thatched cottages in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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