Explore the Isle of Man this Summer with Manx Walks
 Manx Walks on Thursdays
Summer is here and it's a good time to explore the Manx countryside on foot.  If you're staying on the island this summer, a day out on a guided walk is a great way to rediscover the island. Maybe you have family over visiting and are looking for activities to enjoy together. I think a lot of us are still shedding the weight and lethargy from the disruption to our lives caused by Covid. Walking is inexpensive and fun and something that friends and family of different ages can enjoy together.

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 throughout the summer, and the walks for the next few months, which start at 10:00am and finish approx. 2 to 3 hours later are as follows:
Thursday 3rd June - Maughold Brooghs
Thursday 10th June - Ballaugh Curraghs and Close Sartfield (orchid and wallaby spotting).  Sorry, but this one is fully booked. 
Thursday 17th June - Glen Wyllin, Cooil Darry & Spooyt Vane (I'm hoping the yellow iris will be in bloom) Sorry, but this one is fully booked.
Thursday 24th June - Cregneish, to Black Head and Spanish Head
Thursday July 1st - Glen Mooar to Lynague and return by the heritage railway line - see the west coast sea caves. Sorry, but this one is fully booked.
Thursday 8th July - Brandywell to Slieau Freoghane - a leisurely stroll to the summit for spectacular views (fingers crossed) of the west coast and the  hills
Thursday 15th July - Calf of Man - Sorry, but this one is fully booked.
Thursday 22nd July - Sound to Bradda Head (one way, car sharing to be arranged in advance)
Thursday 29th July - Snuff the Wind, Arrasey Plantation and Glen Rushen
Thursday 5th August -  Eary Cushlin to Cronk ny Arrey Laa
Thursday 12th August - Scarlett Nature Trail
Thursday 19th August - Brandywell to Ballaugh (one way, car sharing to be arranged in advance)
Thursday 26th August - Peel to Glen Maye (one way, car sharing to be arranged in advance)
Thursday 2nd September -   The Sloc to Niarbyl
Thursday 9th September - Glen Auldyn to the Black Dub​​​​​​​
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. 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 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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