We are planning a series of guided heritage walks in towns of the East Wight over the next six months. The walks will be run in conjunction with heritage centres and historical societies, and will be led by local experts. The walks celebrate the unique heritage of each town, highlighting the architecture, landmarks and built heritage of the area.

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Our first two walks are taking place this Autumn. The walks are FREE to participants, but numbers are limited, so booking is essential. For more information on either of these walks and to book, please contact suzie@vectishousing.co.uk or call 07399 562928.

Ventnor Heritage Walk

A walk around this quirky Victorian town, well known for its health-giving micro-climate and its many hills! The walk will begin at Ventnor Heritage Centre at the bottom of Spring Hill at 10.30am on Thursday 9th November. Local historian, Richard Downing will lead the walk, which will last approximately 1.5 hours and cover a distance of 2 miles with some inclines. The walk will also finish at the Heritage Centre, and the Centre will be open with free entry for any participants who want to go in and browse the very interesting exhibits.

Ryde Heritage Walk

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A walk down the grand shopping boulevard of Union Street and along the Esplanade. The walk will begin at Ryde District Heritage Centre which is in the basement at the back of the Royal Victoria Arcade in Union Street at 11am on Tuesday 21st November. Local historian and author, Jo Cooper will lead the walk, which will last approximately 1.5 hours and cover a distance of 2 miles with some inclines. The walk will also finish at the Heritage Centre, and the Centre will be open with free entry for any participants who want to go in and browse. The Heritage Centre hosts an extensive collection of fascinating exhibits, including the extraordinary Gill Postcard Museum.

If the weather is inclement, these events will still go ahead, but will be replaced by a talk inside the museum in the dry.