– Winter 2016 edition out now –

Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries has launched its latest edition of Wightlife Magazine. The winter issue highlights the many possibilities for visitors to take advantage of on the Isle of Wight during the coming months.

Detailing some of the most exciting activities and attractions the Island has to offer during the winter season, this popular free magazine is the essential guide for all visitors, whether in the planning stages of a trip, already sailing with Wightlink across the Solent or looking to make the most of their time on the Island.

“There is so much to see and do during the colder months on the Isle of Wight, and this edition shows that the Island is open for business all year round,” comments Mark Persad, Head of Marketing for Wightlink Ferries. “I am very pleased to be launching an issue that provides everything a visitor needs to know, whether visiting for the first time or returning for another trip. Winter is a fantastic time to visit the Island, with fewer people and a quieter pace of life, but still with all the natural beauty and cheerful winter wonderland spirit the Island has to offer.”

The winter 2016 edition of Wightlife includes information on how families can discover the ‘Handmade Isle’, making the most of the large community of artisans and contemporary makers who create original products on the Island, with many opportunities to pick up unique gifts for loved ones. It also details where they can find Santa Claus – see page 20 for clues. It is packed with ideas on all types of activities, entertainment and attractions, both old and new, as well as recommendations for where to eat and drink whilst exploring the wintery charm of the Isle of Wight.

Readers are also encouraged to enter this season’s bumper competition to win an extra special short break to the Isle of Wight worth £600, including activities, lunch and accommodation for two, with more information found on page 41 of Wightlife magazine.

Available as a glossy magazine on board all Wightlink ferries, online, as an app to download to your device or to order directly to your home, everyone can access this invaluable FREE guide to planning their next Island adventure.


Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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