Friday Group Walks

Explore the Isle of Man on foot this  Winter

Due to the popularity of the Friday  Group Walks, Walking.im and Manx Walks are continuing to explore the wonderful Manx countryside throughout this winter. So why not join us and partake in carefully selected and interesting guided walks, feeling the benefits to your physical wellbeing, meet new friends and enjoy the social side of group walking.

Ken and Catriona invite you to join us for the next series of island wide walks which will be approximately 3 hrs long and 6 miles long, depending on the terrain. So come along and enjoy some fresh winter air with friendly company and safe in the knowledge that Ken Harding, holds professional qualifications from the Mountain Training Association and both Ken and Catriona are experienced and knowledgeable guides who will support all participants as we enjoy the varied landscapes.

The walking terrain will vary from open moorland, coastal footpaths, country roads, plantations, national glens, greenways, and footpaths. Participants should be confident of your fitness and comfortable to walk the approximate distances, although the walks will not be strenuous. The routes will involve a few ups and downs but will include plenty of rest stops with time to stand and stare.

Please ensure you wear comfortable and supportive walking shoes/boots with good grip and carry suitable clothing with waterproofs in case the weather closes in.  Bring walking poles if you use them, camera, and snacks to ensure you stay nourished and plenty of fluid/water.  Please also bring any medication which you may require and inform us of any medical issues which we should be aware of.

All walks which start at 10:00am and finish approx. 13:00pm are as follows:

Friday 04th December    Start Point: Crosby Playing Field Car Park – Heritage Trail, Cornelly Mine, Archallagan Plantation and Old St Runius

Friday 11th December    Start Point: Wildlife Park Car Park – Wallaby Spotting in the Curraghs

Friday 18th December    Start Point: South Barrule Plantation Car Park – Stoney Mountain and South Barrule Plantation

Friday 08th January      Start Point: Marine Drive (just past the arches) – Marine drive, Donkey Fields, and the Old Fairy Bridge

Friday 15th January      Start Point: Point of Ayre – The Ayres National Nature Reserve

Friday 22nd January      Start Point: Santon Railway Station – Arrogon House, forts and the Baltic Rock

Friday 29th January      Start point: Sulby Claddagh – Ohio Plantation and Narradale

 

If you would like to book on any of the walks then please send a message to Manx Walks or Walking.im through their social media to reserve a place or email ken@walking.im or catriona@manxwalks.im for more info or just turn up at the start point. Each walk is £10 pp (payable on the day). Walking.im and Manx Walks are fully insured for walking activities but will ask all participants to sign a medical and risk activity disclaimer before commencement of walks and we will require a contact telephone number/emergency contact and any relevant medical conditions.

* Should the weather forecast on the day reduce safety or enjoyment of participants, a decision of the cancellation will be made at the earliest convenience, and contact will be made with all booked participants.

We look forward to taking you out on a walk soon

Ken and Catriona

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