THREE golfers nicknamed 'The Monument Men' have attempted to travel around the Island visiting several monuments en-route to raise more than £1,500 for the KissyPuppy charity.

Freshwater Bay golfers Steve Orchard, Paul Swain and Neil 'Butch' Butcher, walked or cycled most of the 46 miles in searing heat.

Paul explained: "We set off at 4am from Carisbrooke Castle, Steve and I were on foot, and Neil was on a bike.

"We then walked to the Ashey Sea Mark, and from there to the Yarborough Monument along the Seawall from Sandown to Shanklin and inland to Appuldurcombe and up to the Worsley Monument.

"We then went across the valley to the Hoy Monument, on to the St. Catherine's Oratory, and down to the Wight Mouse.

"Neil had to leave us there, but Steve and I followed the coast path from Chale to Mottistone, where, sadly I had to drop out due to cramps and dehydration.

"Last man standing, Steve marched on to the Longstone, through Brooke, across the Freshwater Bay Golf Course and over Tennyson Down.

"I caught up with him again at Freshwater and marched in to Yarmouth Castle with him, where we were joined by the team from KissyPuppy at 8pm.

"We finished the evening dancing the night away back at the golf club.

"Steve walked about 46 miles, and I walked just under 40, but it was blinking hot and we were shattered at the end."