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WALKS

This month’s walking programme:-

NB:  Please check all start times

Date Time Assembly Point Map Ref
Tuesdays  
Feb 4 10:30am Tholt e Will Plantation car park SC378897
Feb 18 10:00am Sulby Claddagh – ford end. NOTE: earlier start. Please bring bus pass or cash SC387943
Wednesdays  
Feb 5 7:30pm Winter Talks Programme at Mylchreest Court Douglas Road Peel. Parking at QE11 school and football club “An Edwardian holiday in the Isle of Man’ by well-known local historian Peter Kelly. SC249836
Thursdays  
Feb 6 10:30am Quarterbridge Hotel car park, Douglas SC367762
Feb 13 10:30am Laxey Wheel Car Park SC432851
Feb 20 10:30am Kallow Point Car Park, Port St Mary SC207671
Feb 27 10:30am Port Lewaigue, Gob ny Rona SC470930
Saturdays  
Feb 1 10:30am

Mooragh Park car park, Ramsey

SC451955
Feb 8 10:30am Kirk Michael Car Park SC316907
Feb 22 10:30am Nobles Hospital OVERFLOW car park (Rugby Club) SC366779
Sundays      
Feb 2 1:30pm Sulby Reservoir Car Park SC373890
Feb 9 1:30pm Snuff the Wind (Cross Vein Mine) SC261781
Feb 16 1:30pm Begoade Road Picnic Site SC413815
Feb 23 1:30pm St John’s Arboretum SC279818
   


 
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 mfcgenquiries@gmail.com

 

 

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 at mfcgfootpathofficer@gmail.com.  If possible please take a photo, note the location and provide any other details that will help identify the footpath or area of concern


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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