Nick’s been out walking again

Coaster Coast Walk Isle of Wight 2014

On Sunday 6th July 4 intrepid walkers (Nick Whigham, Nick Phipps, Toby Whigham and Dave Sargent ) set off on their conquest of walking the coastal path of the Isle of Wight, raising monies for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and the RNLI.

The RNLI (Mike Samuelson ) kindly showed us around their impressive facility at Bembridge. You can see why they need funding…the lifeboat was out the Thursday before we arrived and the amount of ‘educational’ work they are doing is tremendous.

The walk itself was easy compared to last year. The Northern part of the Island is relatively flat and walking through several towns Ryde, Cowes and Yarmouth being the main ones.   The Southern part of the Island is stunning but harder reaching 150m above sea level. The rolling hills and deep ‘chines’ make it a challenge but still enjoyable and more interesting.

We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the youngest member Toby strolled and coped admirably even jogging the last 1k into Ventnor! 68 miles and 5 days later as we arrived back in Bembridge with many tales to tell and happy memories. For the last part we were even joined by Harry Whigham.

So far we have raised approx £2,500 for these two worthy causes and if anyone would like to kindly donate you can still do so by following this link.

Submitted by Nick Whigham

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