Friday Group Walks

Explore the Isle of Man on foot this Springtime!

Back from the easing of lockdown restrictions. Walking.im and Manx Walks are continuing to explore the wonderful Manx countryside into springtime. 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 and 6 miles long, depending on the terrain. So, come along and enjoy some fresh springtime 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 islands 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 23rd April           Start Point: Niarbyl Car Park Dramatic Coastline, Eary Cushlin and Kerroodhoo Plantation

Friday 30th April           Start point: Ballaglass Glen Car Park – Spectacular Ballaglass Glen’s Bluebells, Port Cornaa and Cashtal ny ard

Friday 7th May             Start Point: Ballaugh Plantation Car Park – The stunning Glen Dhoo Valley, tholtans and Ballaugh Plantation.   

Friday 14th May           Start point: Port St Mary – Boat trip to the Calf of Man and walking tour * Places will be limited due to boat capacity* (boat trip cost extra)

Friday 21st May            Start Point: Snuff the wind Car Park – Mines, Arrasey Plantation, and Glen Rushen Valley

Friday 28th May           Start Point: St Lukes Church – Old Tynwald, Colden and Injebreck

Friday 4th June            Start Point: Maughold Church – Wildflowers of the Maughold Brooghs, Dreemskerry and Port Mooar

Friday 11th June           **Senior Race Day** Start Point: Sulby Reservoir Car Park – * * Tholtans and a Keeill of the Tholt-y-wil – Walk around both sides of the Sulby Valley exploring 8 different Tholtans and a Keeill (bring a packed lunch as walk will not finish till approx. 3pm)

Friday 18th June           Start Point: Glen Mooar Car Park – The Caves of the West Coast, Starvey Road and Spooyt Vane Waterfall

 

 

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 their 1st walk and you advise us of 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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