A NEW 'slow guide' to the Isle of Wight has been released.

The Island is the latest UK destination to feature in an award-winning series of travel guides.

Author and journalist, Mark Rowe, has written the book in co-operation with Visit Isle of Wight and local businesses.

Mark is also the author of Visit Isle of Wight’s popular slow travel website, Slow Wight Travel Guide.

Slow travel is an approach to travel that emphasizes connection to local people, cultures, food and music, while remaining sustainable for local communities and the environment.

Bradt, the world’s largest publisher of travel journals, says the Isle of Wight edition will join their top-selling series of slow travel guides.

It combines practical information with descriptive detail, anecdotes and insider tips, so you can make the most from your destination.

The guide includes where to go to see red squirrels, where to hire e-bikes, where to go foraging and attractions for families.

It also covers historic and present quirks, curiosities and attractions, including Jimi Hendrix’s love affair with the Island, a day in the life of a ferry master, tree climbing, Second World War history, and more.

The guide includes 22 maps, including regional, walking and cycling maps.

Mark Rowe will be visiting Medina Bookshop in Cowes on April 7, to talk about the process of bringing the book together, and his love of the Isle of Wight. 

For more information, call 01983 300044. 

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