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WALKS

This month’s walking programme:-

NB:  Please check all start times

Date Time Assembly Point Map Ref
Sundays  
Oct 7 1:30pm Ballaglass Glen car park. Special interest walk with Brian Beattie (members only) SC 467898
Oct 14 1:30pm Tholt y Will Plantation car park Special interest walk with Brian Beattie (members only) SC 378897
Oct 21 1:30pm Sulby Claddagh (bridge end) SC 385940
Oct 28 1:30pm Begoade Road picnic site SC 413815
Nov 4 1:30pm Marine Drive, Douglas.  South of Archway SC 387745
Tuesdays  
Oct 2 10:30am Santon Railway Station SC 312723
Oct 9 10:30am Queens Pier SC 456940
Oct 16 10:30am Sulby Claddagh (bridge end SC 385940
Oct 23   Triskellion Way Walk POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE.  
Oct 30 10:30am Groudle Glen lower car park SC 420784
Nov 6 10:00am St. Marks Please note early start for car transfer to Glen Maye SC 269742

Wednesdays

 
Oct 3 7:30pm Mylchreest Court, Peel (next to QEII high school).
Presentation on Risk Assessment & Incident reporting followed by tea and biscuits. Extra parking on Peel football ground car park and QEII car park. Members only
SC 250836
Nov 7 7:00pm Mylchreest Court, Peel (next to QEII high School). Special Interest Winter Talks Programme. ‘Nautical Musings’ by Steven Carter. Members only, please book with Lesley@manxfootpaths.org – first come first served. Extra parking on Peel football ground car park & QEII car park. SC 250836
Thursdays  
Oct 4 10:30am British Legion car park, Port Erin  please note CHANGE TO  SCHEDULED START TIME SC 199689
Oct 11 10:30am Mooragh Park car park, Ramsey SC 451955
Oct 18 10:30am Switchback Car park, Lhergydhoo SC 275851
Oct 25 10:30am Port Erin Lifeboat house SC 189690
Nov 1 10:30am Bradda Glen car park SC 193697
Saturdays  
Oct 6 10:30am Crosby Old Railway Station SC 325793
Oct 20 10:30am St.John's Old Railway Station SC 278816
Nov 3 10:30am Rushen Abbey car park SC 278703
       
   

All remaining Saturdays in the month are decided ad hoc at the end of the previous Saturday's walk so should be listed by the following Monday.
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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