http://www.iwcam.co.uk Isle of Wight Cam is a site which has an extensive photo gallery of nearly all the villages. There are also various types of walks, trails and maps with plenty of information and many pictures.
http://www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk/ Every May The Island hosts The UK’s largest walking festival. This site is all about the festival in 2005 and has lots of information with competitions and news.
http://www.lakerlikeswalking.co.uk/index.html Geoff Laker’s site about walking on The Isle of Wight with a couple of walks featured with pictures along the way. There are some accommodation ideas with some good rates for walkers.
http://www.wightsole.org.uk/index.html Wight Sole Walking is a group of individuals of various ages who clearly enjoy walking. Past activities list the walks that they have completed with information and pictures. Group photo’s and a list of forthcoming events and social evenings are also featured. The Arial pictures of the walks supplied by Google Earth is an interesting and useful feature.
http://www.wight-walks.co.uk/index.html Walking holidays are offered on this site. Accommodation, maps, advice and transportation of luggage between walk destinations are provided by this ‘all in’ service.
http://www.goddards-brewery.co.uk/ Goddards Brewery have won many awards since 1993 for their locally produced beer. Their site takes a light hearted look into the history of the brewery, beers they produce in draught and bottles and a list of pubs where you are likely to find them.
http://www.goodleaf.co.uk/ They run tree climbing adventures for all ages & abilities; for individuals, groups large & small, for those scared of heights & for those who can’t wait to be swinging 50ft above the ground.
http://www.wightbutterflies.co.uk This site holds photographs of many different species of butterfly found whilst on walks around the Isle of Wight. The current count stands at 36 different species, with a photogallery and common name index.
http://www.ventnorbrewery.co.uk/index.html Ventnor Brewery has been around since 1840 and this site features it’s cask ales and bottled beers, brewing history and beer can even be purchased online now.
www.ghost-island.co.uk Interesting site about ghosts on the Island. Some of the featured books by local writer Gay Baldwin, I own and have read all of these and they are good. My particular favourite are the stories, facts, and pictures concerning Knighton Gorges.
These books can be seen for sale at many bookshops and tourist information centres on The Island and are also available from the web site. Ghost maps and stories are featured in this site amongst other things. Book six titled ‘Most Haunted Island’ is out now and apart from being the largest is an excellent read – her best one yet! The Island is rich in ghosts as well as history!
Some Ventnor history and pictures can also be found athttp://www.ventnor-iw.co.uk/index.html see next catagory.
http://www.ventnorradar.co.uk/ A personal site from Don Adams which is dedicated to all those who served at RAF Ventnor, containing plenty of technical as well as autobiographical accounts of time spent manning the radars many years ago. Plenty of pictures within the site including an aerial picture on ‘down the Hole’ page reached off ‘what an underground R1 Hole looks like’ link from the home page.
http://www.islandpages.co.uk/Pg091.htm Another very good indexsite containing a large amount of hand picked sites arranged in categories. Explore The Island category is recommended and has many interesting links followed by History and pictures contained within.
http://www.backofthewight.co.uk/index.htm Named after the famous and highly recommended book by Fred Mew this site gives the locations and details of many shipwrecks that occurred on the West coast. This area was particularly notorious for claiming unfortunate ships. Plenty of pictures as well as details of heroic rescues by man -powered lifeboats whom the volunteers sometimes perished themselves.
Pictures of The Isle of Wight:
http://www.gmwarner.com Martin Warners personal site showing some great Victorian pictures from his family’s collection including those of Ventnor Esplanade, Shanklin & Sandown and some of the old piers of The Island. There are also some old postcards, recent pictures and a bit of his family history.
http://www.wightimages.co.uk Wightimages – Limited edition photos and prints by Neil Hunt.