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This month’s walking programme:-

NB:  Please check all start times

Date Time Assembly Point Map Ref
Jan 7 10:30am Bride car park POSTPONED due to poor weather NX449012
Jan 14 10:30am Bride car park NX449012
Jan 21 10:30am Foxdale Old Station. NOTE: Please do NOT park in adjacent school car park. Restricted parking - please car share if possible SC282781
Feb 4 10:30am Tholt e Will Plantation car park SC387943
Jan 15 7:30pm Winter Talks Programme at Mylchreest Court Douglas Road Peel. Parking at QE11 school and football club.  “Oh I do like to walk along the Prom”; the past, present and future of Douglas Prom by Blue Badge guide Chris Callow SC249836
Feb 5 7:30pm Venue as above. “An Edwardian holiday in the Isle of Man’ by well-known local historian Peter Kelly  
Jan 2 10:30am Glen Wyllin Campsite car park SC311906
Jan 9 10:30am Morton Hall car park, Castletown SC268678
Jan 16 10:30am Ayres Visitor Centre NX435038
Jan 23 10:30am Onchan Park East Car Park – near The Views SC398777
Jan 30 10:30am Colby Bridge, Station Road SC232700
Feb 6 10:30am Quarterbridge Hotel car park, Douglas SC367762
Jan 4 10:30am Chibbanagh Plantation, Braaid SC324763
Jan 18 10:30am

Archway – Marine Drive, Douglas

Jan 25 10:30am

Switchback car park

Jan 5 1:30pm Fenella Beach Car Park, Peel SC241844
Jan 12   No Walk  (Post Christmas Carvery lunch at the Best Western, Douglas)  
Jan 19 1:30pm Crosby playing fields SC325793
Jan 26 1:30pm Bradda Glen Car Park, Port Erin SC193697
Feb 2 1:30pm Sulby Reservoir car park SC373890

Enquiries to tel: 491976



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 tel: 491976.




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 or tel: 491976. If you have a camera or phone please take a photo and note the location.


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