The Isle of Wight Council is pleased to announce the winners of three of its seven Isle of Wight Walking Festival competitions.
Margot Emery of Northampton won a ViewRanger GPS tool for her mobile phone, Michal Slazak from Ryde, Isle of Wight won a pair of handmade HanWag banks GTX walking boots and Tracey Asher from Newport, Isle of Wight won a weekend break with Step-by-Step Walking Holidays in Shanklin.
The winners of the remaining four competitions will be announced during the Autumn Walking Weekend this October. Prizes include a walking goody-bag, a pair of Hi-Tec walking boots, a six-night walking holiday with Wight Walks and a three-night guided walking holiday in Freshwater with HF Holidays. The competitions are open to anyone taking part in this year’s walking festival and Autumn Walking Weekend. There is still time to enter, visit www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk for more details.
Craig Wareham, co-founder and CEO of Augmenta is happy to support the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, he said: “We are always keen to encourage people to explore the great outdoors. The Isle of Wight Walking Festival is a key highlight in the walking calendar and it is great to support it by providing ViewRanger as a prize.”
Cllr George Brown, Isle of Wight Council Cabinet member with responsibility for leisure and tourism, said: “Congratulations to the winners, I hope they will put their prizes to good use at this year’s Autumn Walking Weekend! The Walking Festival allows both residents and visitors to explore the Island’s vast beauty and heritage in new and different ways. It is growing in popularity each year and it’s great that companies are continuing to support the festival by offering such great prizes for those taking part.”
The Autumn Walking Festival takes place 22 – 25 October 2010 and offers over 60 walks for all ages and abilities.