Walking.im and Manx Walks are continuing to explore the wonderful Manx countryside Autumn into 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 and 6 miles long, depending on the terrain. So, come along and 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. 1:00pm are as follows:
Friday 10th September Start Point: Laxey Prom (Harbour end) – Laxey mining history and ruins, Agneash and King Orry’s Grave
Friday 17th September Start point: Braada Head Café Car Park – Fantastic circular walk around this stunning part of the island
Friday 24th September Start Point: Gardeners Lane (Ramsey) – Ramsey Glens, Albert Tower and Ballure Glen
Friday 1st October Start point: Walk the Isle of Man WALKING FESTIVAL – (Walks available to book through Eventbrite)
Friday 8th October Start Point: Ballakillowey Picnic site car park – Lovely circular walk around the surrounding countryside
Friday 15th October Start Point: Groudle Glen Car Park (beach end) – Groudle Glen, Moly Quirks Glen and Sea Lion cages
Friday 22nd October Start Point: South Barrule Plantation – Plantations all the way !!
Friday 29th October Start Point: Sulby Claddagh (Bridge end) – Up to Narradale for amazing Autumn colours
Friday 5th November Start Point: Silverdale Car Park (Ballamodha / A3) – Silverdale Glen, Grenaby and the Silverburn River
Friday 12th November Start Point: The Cronk Car Park (Ballaugh beach) – A lovely circular walk with visiting the Jurby shipwreck via the beach and then back via quiet country lanes and footpaths
Friday 19th November Start Point: Fenella Beach Car Park – Peel Hill, Knockaloe and Heritage trail
Friday 26th November Start Point: Scarlett Point (visitors centre) - Fossil hunting on Scarlett Point, Viking ship burial and iron age fort
Friday 3rd December Start Point: St Marks Church – A lovely circular route around this quiet part of the Island
Friday 10th December Start Point: St Luke’s Church – Exploring the Baldwin valley
Friday 17th December Start Point: TBA – Followed by the Friday Group Xmas Lunch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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