Explore the Isle of Man this Winter with Manx Walks
 Manx Walks on Thursdays - a leisurely ladies' walk with time for lunch at the end - the Intrepid Wanderers!
It is Winter, it's wet, it's cold, it's windy and it's still a good time to put on warm clothes, sturdy boots, and waterproofs, and venture out for a walk. We've all probably put on a bit of weight over the holidays and could do with some fresh air and time in the countryside. 
 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 - 6 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. Here is a list of the winter walks I have planned until the end of March. 
January 5th - Langness - Dreswick Point
January 12th Kirk Michael - either Spooyt Vane or Bishopscourt depending on how wet the weather has been.
January 19th - Archallagan and beyond. led by Ken Harding (Walking.im)
January 26th - Sulby Reservoir & Montpelier - led by Ken Harding
February 2nd - NO WALK
February 9th -  Ballanette, Clay Head, St Adamans - led by Ken Harding
February 16th - Point of Ayre
February 23rd - Creg ny Baa for either a one-way walk from the Bungalow or if the weather is bad, Conrhenny plantation
March 2nd Glen Helen, Eary Veg Plantation to the Beary
March 9th - Kirk Micheal - Bishopscourt or Glen Mooar (whichever route we did not do in January)
March 16th Gansey, Colby Glen, Ballakilpheric
March 23rd - South Barrule to either Cringle or Stoney Mountain 
March 30th - Santon and Arragon (If the daffodils are out!
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 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.
Catriona



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