Hovertravel is adding two extra services from Southsea, early in the morning on Sunday 12 May, to help walkers get across to the Isle of Wight in time to start Walk the Wight.
Loretta Lale, head of commercial at Hovertravel, explains: “Our normal Sunday timetable starts from Southsea at 0900 but the team’s dedication and commitment towards our customers, and the Walk the Wight event itself, means that we can run two extra services much earlier.”
Now in its 29th year, Mountbatten’s unique and world-famous walk annually attracts thousands of people to walk across the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside to raise money in support of Islanders facing death, dying and bereavement. With the recommended start time of before 8am for the full walk from Bembridge, Hovertravel’s early services will help transport mainland walkers across the Solent in plenty of time for their marathon-sized stroll.
The extra services will depart at 0615 and 0715 from Hovertravel’s Southsea terminal. To book a seat on one of these additional services, tickets can be purchased online at www.hovertravel.com or at both terminals.