Walking.im and Manx Walks are continuing to explore the wonderful Manx countryside this Winter. So why not join us this New Year and partake in carefully selected and interesting guided walks, feeling the benefits to your physical wellbeing, meeting 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 5/6 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 6th January         Start Point: Archallagan Planation (Big Car Park) – A wander through the woods. 
Friday 13th January       Start Point: Glen Helen Car Park – Hidden Tholtans and Waterfalls.   
Friday 20th January       Start Point: St Marks Church – A fort, A stream, and lots of Balla’s!     
Friday 27th January       Start Point: Ballaugh Glen Car Park – Glen Shoggle and Beyond!    
Friday 3rd February        Start Point: Glen Mooar Car Park – Waterfalls and Monk’s Rd.      
Friday 10th February      Point of Ayre (by the Ayres Visitors Centre - Ballaghennie) – Point to Point!        
Friday 17th February      Start Point: Creg Na Baa Car Park (Car Share) – Bungalow to the Creg … One Way!    
Friday 24th February      Start Point: The Shore Hotel (Gansey) – Around the Point!    
Friday 3rd March           Start Point: Laxey (Ham and Egg Terrace) Agneash, Mines and King Orry.  
Friday 10th March          Start Point: Wildlife Park Car Park – Wallaby Spotting!  
Friday 17th March         Start Point: South Barrule Plantation Car Park – Top of the South!  
Friday 24th March         Start Point: Kirk Michael Railway Station – BishopsCourt & Wild Garlic! 
Friday 31st March          Start Point: Santon Railway Station – Daffodils and Rugged Rocks. 
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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