THE ISLE OF WIGHT WALKING FESTIVAL
29th April - 14th May
Find your stride. Whether you take on the 72 mile coastal path in 24 hours or choose a more gentle exploration of the Roman landscape, the Isle of Wight Walking Festival is designed for any pace. Settle into a rambling rhythm and enjoy the simplicity of a festival dedicated to one of life's greatest pleasures, a good old walk. You'll be following in the footsteps of Alfred Lord Tennyson and Jimi Hendrix. And as Tennyson famously said, 'The air is worth sixpence a pint.' Even with inflation, that's pretty good value.
POLO ON THE BEACH
19th - 21st May
We do love to be beside the seaside. Dramatic cliffs. Expansive oceans. Miles of sandy, rocky, craggy beach. So what better backdrop for a polo tournament than Watergate bay in Cornwall? Galloping horses on the beach, all ridden by men in pursuit of a ball. But the polo is just part of the fun. With a dog show, Segway polo, beach entertainment and an array of food and drink, this is an event for all the family.
NATIONAL GO CANOEING WEEK CHALLENGE PADDLE
27th May - 4th June
Fancy a paddle? Get on the water and raise money for Cancer Research UK. Every mile you clock up contributes to the 30,000 mile challenge. You don't need to be in a proper canoe; you could paddle an inflatable or a cardboard canoe or even stay on land. It still counts. Serious canoers can take on the three lakes challenge paddling the longest lakes in Wales, England and Scotland (which as we all know are Llyn Tegid, Windermere and Loch Awe). complete it - it's not for the faint hearted! - and you'll clock up 43 miles for the challenge.