Isle of Wight - 2019 October

BBN TRIP - 75 MILE VECTIS TRAIL, ISLE OF WIGHT -  21st to 25th October 2019

Update 23 February 2019
To date  15 people have requested transport for this trip.   
If anyone else wishes to be included please let Dee know by 8th March at the latest.
Jill Green will then book the appropriate size transport and details of the cost and possible deposit required will be circulated as soon as possible after this date.
Dee is collating a group email list of those who are coming and all future correspondence will only be circulated to this group. 
Pease contact Dee with any questions.

Dee Brockway. 
Tel 01525 795808.    Or   07742 433951

BBN TRIP - 75 MILE VECTIS TRAIL, ISLE OF WIGHT -  21st to 25th October 2019

3½ days walking, Tuesday 22nd October to Friday 25th October 2019.
A figure of 8 trail on the IOW taking in some of the quieter parts of the island. Some details on the LDWA website. A Ramblers’ booklet detailing the walk can be ordered online.

Jill Green and Jim Catchpole will organise the transport and lead each day's walk.   No-one knows the island better than Jill!  She has already done a great deal of work deciding on the best location base
for our walk and visiting hotels to find the one best suited to our requirements.

Group transport for all 4 days, to/from The Shanklin Hotel to the start/end of each leg will be arranged, price per person will depend on numbers. This will be booked for those who request it by 1st March. A deposit will then be required. If you do not stay at The Shanklin Hotel you would need to be there early on all 4 mornings.

The hotel is near to the train station.

The Shanklin Hotel   Tel 01983 862286

Enquiries have indicated the hotel offers a 4 night mid-week package (Monday 21st to Friday 25th) of bed, breakfast, evening meal plus a prepaid ferry booking for a car with up to 4 passengers for £348 per room with 2 sharing. It is a seafront, walker friendly hotel and will provide a packed lunch in lieu of breakfast if required. It has an indoor pool and entertainment most evenings. Google the hotel website for further details.

If you wish to do the Friday walk please do not book a ferry return before 18.00. On booking you will get a prepaid voucher for the car on the Wightlink Portsmouth to Ryde crossing which can be booked from 3 weeks before departure. Of course you can make your own arrangements with the hotel, or elsewhere, to stay longer.

Availability at the hotel cannot be guaranteed so please book asap. Ask for the manager Neil and say you are with the BBN group. We will probably have to limit transport numbers to 26, on a first come first served basis.

Please let me know if you are coming, if you have booked and are staying at the hotel, and how many seats will be required for the group transport by 1st March latest.

Contact me with any further questions. The BBN 2012 trip to the IOW, walking the coastal path, was very successful. Let's make this one just as good!

Dee Brockway
Tel Home 01525 795808. Mob. 07742 433951   Email.