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The newly renovated path at Glen Trunk

A windy day on the Millenium Way




Please note that all Walking Group forms are now accessible from the "Forms" link at the bottom of each page.

Our privacy policy can be viewed by clicking on the link at the bottom of each page.

Risk Assessments
The committee would like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to all those who have completed risk assessments prior to leading walks. In order to comply with our insurance, members who have agreed to lead walks must submit a risk assessment prior to the walk and email it to Alternatively, it can be completed by hand and posted to Pat (address available on request). The committee are in the process of simplifying  the forms in order to make the process easier and quicker whilst at the same time still obtaining the relevant information required for insurance purposes however until the new forms are available please continue with the current forms.

We would also very much appreciate it if all leaders of the Tuesday and Saturday ‘pop-up’ walks would complete and submit a risk assessment so that these walks can also be posted on the website for everyone to enjoy.

If anyone has any questions about this procedure or is unsure how to complete a risk assessment please do not hesitate to contact one of the committee members.

The following MAJOR footpaths have been temporarily closed

PRoW 632 Riverbank Road Ramsey is closed until at least 21 October but may be extended beyond this date.

PRoW 423 Ballasalla to Grenaby through Scout Glen, north of the Athol Bridge, closed in sections until 19 March 2020 but likely to be extended beyond this date.

Heritage Trail temporary closure. This PRoW (the former railway line) will be closed from Old Church Road to Peel Power Station on a rolling closure basis (as indicated by signage) from 6am on 30th April 2019 to 6pm on 30th November 2019 or until the work is completed, whichever is the earlier. For up to date details please contact DoI.  

For further details the contact number for DoI is 850000.


Ramblers Association Holidays
Did you know?...That the MFCG is affiliated to the Ramblers Association. When you book a walking holiday through the Ramblers Association and you say that you belong to an affiliated walking club they will pass on a small sum of money to the club. It costs you nothing extra and it benefits YOUR club.



Subscriptions are due 1st January each year payable to the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group and will remain at £6 for this year. Please post cheques to Maree Harper at 14, Derby Square, Douglas IM1 3LS. You can click on the following bold links to download the Membership Application Form & Standing Order Form. PLEASE NOTE: We would prefer payment to be made by Standing Order or Bank Transfer as it would reduce the Membership Secretary’s workload at this busy time of year. If you require any assistance with this, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Committee.


Isle of Man Hills Walks Book  - Important Addendum

Walk No 9 - Pages 24 and 25

Please note that this walk crosses private land.  If you would like to walk this route, please contact the landowner, Mr Corlett (Tel No: 812160 / Mobile: 480338) for permission beforehand.


Should any member/visitor to the Isle of Man encounter problems with any public footpath, i.e. overgrown, broken gate/stile etc, please could you e-mail David Leiserach, Foothpaths Officer at It would be most helpful if you could also include a photograph and any details that will help identify the public footpath and/or position of the gate/stile etc.


We like to update the website photographs on a regular basis and are delighted to receive photographs from members. If you are happy for your photograph to be used by MFCG on our website, please email it to including the place and date of the photograph. Thanks go to members for providing photographs from our walks. They are always greatly appreciated but please make sure you have permission from everyone in the photo to put it on the website.   


MFCG Badge 

MFCG has created its own badge which is free to current MFCG Members.
Badges are also available to buy for £1.00 each.
Please contact a Committee Member for further information.



Newsletters are distributed in Spring and Autumn each year to all fully paid up members, together with the Walks Programmes  for Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with the addition of Wednesday evenings in the summer period.  Subscriptions are £6 per annum, payable before 1st January each year. Membership Application forms can be downloaded from the Forms page or contact our membership secretary or tel: 671740.

Walks Programmes

All walks are open to all walkers but please choose walks that will suit you. Please bring Bus or Railway Passes, Travel Cards or Cash for walks which start with a train, tram or bus journey. Also please bring a packed lunch and a drink for all day walks. Leaders who are unavailable please arrange a replacement.



A message from Angela Little
Rushen Heritage Trust invites you to the launch of its new book 'Living with the Sea: the fascinating history of Port St Mary' on Thursday 17th October at 6.30pm at Port St Mary Town Hall. The event is free and refreshments will be served. It is hoped that the book will enhance the experience of our walkers' walks around Port St Mary in the future.

Dates for your diary
Winter Talks Programme

Following the success of last winter, we are thrilled to have three more exiting speakers for our Winter Talks Programme.
As usual, all talks will take place at Mylchreest Court, Peel.
Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 7.30pm ‘Buildings, Monuments & Anecdotes from my time on the Island’  by Dessie Robinson (well known to many of our members) 
Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 7.30pm ''Oh I do like to walk along the Prom” the past, present and future of Douglas Prom’ by Chris Callow, registered Blue Badge Guide.  
Wednesday 5th February  2020 at 7.30pm ‘An Edwardian Holiday in the Isle of Man’ by well known historian Peter Kelly M.B.E.

All talks are followed by tea & biscuits and all members are most welcome. Parking is available at the QE11 School and Peel Football Ground. 

Christmas is Fast Approaching…..
Summer is behind us and it is time to start thinking about Christmas. So time to make room in your busy diaries for the following events:

Tuesday 17th December – Tuesday group Christmas Tea Party
Bob Garrett has kindly organised a Christmas Tea following the Tuesday walk at Peel Golf which will cost £10 per person. This is always a popular social event to round off the year. All members are welcome to join the party, even if you do not wish to undertake the walk but booking is essential. Please contact Bob if you would like to attend.

Thursday 5th December – Thursday group Christmas Lunch
Peter Hulley is organising the Thursday groups Christmas lunch at Douglas Golf Club. He will begin taking names and orders from 17th October. All members welcome but booking is essential.

Saturday and Sunday groups please do not worry - details of the remaining groups Christmas celebrations will be added when the details become available.




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