Walk The Wight – Red Funnel Discounts Available

Red Funnel is offering a 25% discount on Red Jet Hi-Speed foot passenger travel to all registered participants of Walk the Wight – the largest sponsored walk in the south, taking place on the Isle of Wight on 17 May 2009.

Walk the Wight is a charity event held in aid of Earl Mountbatten Hospice. The hospice is the only one the Island and provides care for over 800 patients facing life-threatening conditions every year. Last year Walk the Wight raised over £350,000 towards helping the centre continue to provide its valuable support.

The Isle of Wight is a walker’s heaven and is reputed to have more footpaths per square-mile than any other English county. Entrants are challenged to complete a marathon 26.5-mile sponsored walk from Bembridge to Alum Bay taking in some of the best sights the Island has to offer along the way.  Walkers will enjoy a stunning variety of landscapes, and the abundance of flora and fauna that attract so many nature lovers to the Island each year. If the 26.5 miles sounds too strenuous, walkers can choose to start or end the walk at the mid-point of Carisbrooke or take the eight-mile Flat Walk, ideal for families with pushchairs and wheelchair users.

All walkers must register in advance before 1 May through the Walk the Wight website or by calling 01983 528989. Entrants will receive details of how to claim fantastic discounts on travel with Red Funnelin their entry packs.

For more information about the Walking Festival and all the walks available throughout, please visit www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk

Walkers travelling to the Isle of Wight will receive a 15% discount off travel with a car or as a foot passenger, and special Red Jet foot passenger rates of £9 for adults, £6 for seniors and £4.50 for children, a 25% discount on standard off-peak rates. Once on the Island, complimentary shuttle buses are timed to meet the arrival of the Red Funnel Vehicle Ferry and Red Jet services.

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