Walking.im and Manx Walks are continuing to explore the wonderful Manx countryside this summer. 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 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 May              Start Point: Ballaglass Glen Car Park – Bluebells, Glens, Coastlines and Burial Cairns.
Friday 13th May             Start Point: Crosby Playing Fields – Old St Runius Church, The White Lady of Ballafreer, Baldwin and the Millennium Way. 
Friday 20th May             Start Point: Eary Cushlin Car Park – Lag ny Keeilley, Cronk ny arrey laa and amazing coastal views. 
Friday 27th May             Start Point : Sartfell Plantation Car Park – Glion Gill plantation for some fantastic views without the climbs.  
Friday 3rd June              Start Point: Calf of Man Trip (limited places) 
Friday 10th June            Start Point: (Senior Race Day) Maughold Car Park (next to the islands poshest loo’s) – Maughold Church, Maughold Head and wildflowers of the Broogh’s.    
Friday 17th June            Start Point: Outside Ballaugh New Church – The orchid meadows and possibly wallabies ?
Friday 24th June            Start Point: Sulby Reservoir Car Park – Montpellier Woods and the Druidale Valley.   
Friday 1st July               Start Point: Laxey Prom (near the breakwater) – Garwick Bay, Ballannette and South Cape circular.   
Friday 8th July               Start Point: Ballakillowey Picnic Site – The stones cairns of the Carnanes.      
Friday 22nd July             Start Point: South Barrule Car Park – Stoney Mountain Lakes, St Marks, and South Barrule Plantation. 
Friday 29th July             Start Point: Fenella Beach Car Park – White Strand Beach, Giant’s Grave and the Heritage trail.    
Friday 5th August          Start Point: Glen Mooar Car Park – The sea caves and the Monks Road.   
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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