Winter Walks into 2024
Explore the Isle of Man with Manx Walks.
Manx Walks on Thursdays - a leisurely ladies’ walk with time for lunch at the end.
It's winter, it's blowin' a hoolie and they are even forecasting a White Christmas. We will see! However, whatever the weather, it's usually a good day to go out for a walk. So, wrap up warm, get out your waterproofs and walking boots and let's take a walk. Before we know it Spring will be here.
If you’re a visitor, a day out on a guided walk is a leisurely way to explore the island. Joining a group that includes Manx residents is a good way to find out more about the island - or the skeet in local parlance. If you are a local, it’s a great way to rediscover the island and explore places you haven’t been to for years. If you have recently retired or gone part-time, 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 offers weekly, small group, guided walks that are island-wide, gentle, approximately 4-6 miles long and take approximately 3 hours. At the end of the walk, you’ll have the option of joining the group for lunch or snacks at a nearby pub or café.
Here is a list of the walks I have planned from September until the New Year.
Here is a list of Winter Walks I have planned until the end of March. The schedule may change, depending on weather conditions, trail closures or special requests.
21st December – Kirk Michael and Orrisdale
28th December – Scarlett and Chapel Hill
4th January – Point of Ayre
11th January – with KEN - Knocksharry and Starvey Road
18th January – with KEN – Mountain Box, Slieau Managh
25th January – with KEN - Crosby
1st February – with KEN - Silverdale
8th February – Stoney Mountain
15th February – Groudle, St Adamans
22nd February - Cringle
29th February – Port Mooar, Ballajora
7th March – Kallow Point, Gansey
14th March – Glen Wyllin, Spooyt Vane
21st March – Santon, Arragon
28th March – Montpelier, Druidale, Sartfield Plantation
Group size is limited, so if you would like to join any of the walks, you will need to reserve a place. To do so, please email email@example.com. Once you’re signed up, I will send you information about where we will meet, footwear etc. The schedule may change, depending on weather conditions, trail closures, or as requested. I have included some hill walks, and I will let walkers know the length and ascent beforehand so that they can decide if it is suitable for their fitness level.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 slightly longer walks (usually about 6 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). walks start at 10:00am and finish approx. 2 to 3 hours later.
I look forward to meeting you and taking a walk together.