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Walks

 

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Single file in Orrisdale

 

WALKS

This month’s walking programme:-

NB:  Please check all start times

Date Time Assembly Point Map Ref
Tuesdays  
Oct 1 10:30am Ballaugh Plantation car park SC353918
Oct 15 10:30am Sulby Claddagh – bridge end SC385940
Oct 22 10:30am Colden Plantation car park SC359837
Oct 29 10:30am Groudle Glen lower car park SC420784
Thursdays  
Oct 3 10:30am Laxey Glen Gardens car park SC432844
Oct 10 10:30am Scarlett car park SC258666
Oct 17 10:30am Ballure Reservoir car park SC453930
Oct 24 10:30am Tynwald Mills shops car park SC281824
Oct 31 10:30am Kallow Point car park, St Marys SC207671
Saturdays  
Oct 5 10:30am St John’s Arboretum SC279818
Oct 12 10:30am Gardeners Lane, Ramsey SC437944
Oct 19 10:30am Scarlett car park SC258666
Sundays      
Oct 6 1:30pm Rushen Abbey car park with recycling bins SC278703
Oct 13 1:30pm St John’s Old Railway Station SC278816
Oct 20 1:30pm Sulby Claddagh – bridge end SC385940
Oct 27 1:30pm Laxey Promenade SC443837
   


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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