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Walks

 

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WALKS

This month’s walking programme:-

NB:  Please check all start times

Date Time Assembly Point Map Ref
Sundays  
Mar 3 1:30pm Port Erin British Legion car park SC 199689
Mar 10 1:30pm The Hub, Onchan Youth Community Centre SC 399784
Mar 17 1:30pm Snuff the Wind SC 261781
Mar 24 1:30pm Ballaglass Glen Car Park SC 467898
Mar 31 1:30pm Begoade Picnic Site SC 413815
Apr 7 1:30pm Tynwald Mills car park SC 281824
Tuesdays  
Mar 5 10:30am Crosby Playing Fields SC 325793
Mar 12 10:30am Port Grenaugh SC 316705
Mar 19 10:30am Ballaglass Glen car park SC 467898
Mar 26 10:30am Dhoon Glen C.P. SC 453864
Apr 2 10:30am Castletown Old Grammar School car park SC 265674

Wednesdays

 
Mar 20 7:00pm Douglas Golf Club, Pulrose Road, Douglas ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by sandwiches & cake SC 366755
Thursdays  
Mar 7 10:30am Car park between Fire Station and Quarterbridge Pub, Peel Road, Douglas SC 367761
Mar 14 10:30am Ballure Reservoir car park SC 453930
Mar 21 10:30am Colden Plantation car park SC 359837
Mar 28 10:30am Scarlett car park SC 258666
Apr 4 10:30am Lezayre Church Hall SC 424941
Saturdays  
Mar 2 10:30am Glen Wyllin camp site car park SC 311906
Mar 9
8 miles
10:30am St.John’s Old Railway Station Car Park ANNUAL CLUB WALK followed by ‘bring & share tea’ at Mylchreest Court, Peel. Extra car parking at QE11 (more parking at rear of school if front is full) SC 278816
Mar 9
3 miles
1:30pm

St.John’s Old Railway Station car park ANNUAL CLUB WALK followed by ‘bring & share tea’ at Mylchreest Court, Peel. Extra car parking at QE11 (more parking at rear of school if front is full)

SC 278816
Mar 16 9:45am Port Soderick upper car park (note early start for 10.00am train to Castletown) SC 345728
Mar 23 10:30am Ballaugh Plantation car park  SC 353918
Apr 6 10:30am Cregneash car park SC 191674
Apr 13 10:00am Sulby Claddagh, Bridge End. Please note early start for car transfer SC 385940
   


Enquiries to David@manxfootpaths.org tel: 491976

 
WALKERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY PARTICIPATE AT THEIR OWN RISK

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday walks will include rugged, unsurfaced rural and coastal paths and possibly rough/hilly terrain. Walking boots/shoes are essential and wet gear if necessary for ALL walks.

Sunday Walks Up to 6 miles, about 3 hours, finishing approx. 4.30pm. A drink is advised.
Tuesday Walks Up to 8 miles at a leisurely pace, about 5 hours, finishing approx. 3.30pm.  Please bring snacks and a packed lunch and drink.
Wednesday Walks Up to 5 miles at a leisurely pace, about 2 hours, finishing approx. 9.30pm. A drink is advised.
Thursday Walks

Usually 2.5 – 3.5 miles, about 2 hours, finishing approx. 12.30pm. Followed by optional lunch.
‘F’ grade walks (relatively flat).
‘M’ grade walks for reasonably fit people with a little country walking experience. Will include unsurfaced, rural and coastal paths. A drink is advised.
‘H’ grade walks for reasonably fit people with a little country walking experience. Will include unsurfaced, rural and coastal paths and possibly some steeper terrain. A drink is advised.

Saturday Walks

These walks are a little more strenuous and require a certain amount of fitness.  First of the month walks are between 8-10 miles, 5 hours, finishing approx. 4pm. The 3-4 remaining Saturdays are between 10-13 miles, about 6 hours finishing approx. 4.30pm. There could be sustained ascents/descents in remote areas. Participants need to be able to climb hills and keep up with the pace of the party. Please bring snacks and a packed lunch and drink.
Enquiries to David@manxfootpaths.org tel: 491976.

 

 

DISCLAIMER AND USEFUL INFORMATION:

Walkers are reminded that they participate at their own risk and should keep behind the leader. This disclaimer is found under the logo on all walks lists and we ask that leaders remind all participants of this before starting each walk.

Walkers should keep to the right on all public roads (unless common sense dictates otherwise) and not deviate from the way-marked footpaths.
Please refer to notes column for information.

Walking boots or stout shoes and wet weather gear are advised.

Please bring a Travel Pass or Money for walks which start with a train, bus or tram journey.

Dogs are not permitted.

Difficulties such as broken stiles or blocked Rights of Way should be reported to the Footpaths Officer, David Leiserach at David@manxfootpaths.org or tel: 491976. If you have a camera or phone please take a photo and note the location.


VISITOR INFORMATION

A useful website for information on Holidays, Events, Things to See and Do, Places to Visit and Travel and Accommodation is www.visitiom.co.uk

 

 

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