Explore the Isle of Man this Autumn with Manx Walks
 Manx Walks on Thursdays
It's Autumn, and before you know it Winter will be here, but   a good time to explore the Manx countryside on foot.  If you're visiting the island, a day out on a guided walk is a great way to explore the island. Joining a guided walk with a group that includes Manx residents is a lovely way to find out more about the island. If you are a local, it's a great way to rediscover the island and explore places you haven't been to for years. Maybe you have family over visiting and are looking for activities to enjoy together. If you have recently retired, this is an easy going outdoor activity in friendly company. Walking is inexpensive and fun and it's got loads of health benefits. 

Manx Walks is offering weekly, small group, guided walks – a selection of island-wide, gentle walks that are approximately 4 - 5 miles long and should take approximately 2 - 3 hrs. At the end of the walk, you’ll have the option of joining the group for a light lunch or snacks at a nearby cafe or pub. Sometimes we plan ahead and bring a picnic if the weather looks agreeable.
I have walks planned for the rest of the year, which start at 10:00am and finish approx. 2 to 3 hours later. They are as follows:
Thursday 23rd September -  Glen Auldyn
Thursday 30th September - No Manx Walks this week I am volunteering with the IOM Walking Festival and will be leading or supporting a walk from Port St Mary to the Sound
Thursday 7th October - Brandywell to Crosby 
Thursday 14th October - Ramsey Glens, Ballure, Albert Tower
Thursday 21st October - Groudle to Ballanette
Thursday 28th October - South Barrule and Stoney Mountain
Thursday 4th November - Sulby Claddagh or Ballaugh Glen
Thursday 11th November - Jurby Shipwreck or Sulby Claddagh
Thursday 18th November - Silverburn/Silverdale or Colby/Scard
Thursday 25th November - Park Llewellyn or Bishopscourt / Orrisdale
Thursday 2nd December - Marine Drive, Donkey Fields, Old Fairy Bridge
Thursday 9th December - Point of Ayre or Crosby/Archallagan
Thursday 16th December - Langness or Port St Mary to Cregneish
Thursday 23rd December - Tholtans at Tholt y Will
Thursday 30th December - Wallaby Walk or a Northern Beach

So, plan on coming along to enjoy some fresh air in friendly company. I am  an experienced and knowledgeable guide and I'll support you as you challenge yourself and enjoy the varied landscapes. There are many benefits to group walking – including improved physical wellbeing, meeting new people and enjoying the social side of group walking. Taking part in guided walks is also a great way to learn new routes around the island.
Group size is limited, so if you would like to join any of the walks, you will need to reserve a place. There are usually no more than seven women on the walk. To do so, please email catriona@manxwalks.im. Once you’re signed up, I will send you information about where we will meet, footwear etc. If I decide that a walk is not suitable because of weather conditions, I may substitute another route and would notify people who have signed up for a walk. 
If there are no spaces left on the Thursday walks, take a look at the Friday walks that Manx Walks and Walking.im put on together. They are larger groups and longer walks (approximately 6 to 7 miles), but the pace is still gentle, with plenty of time to stop and take in the views and enjoy the day.
Each walk is £10 pp (payable on the day).

I look forward to meeting you and taking a walk together.
Catriona



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