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WALKS

This month’s walking programme:-

NB:  Please check all start times

Date Time Assembly Point Map Ref
A gentle reminder …Subscriptions  (remaining at £6) due on Tuesday 1st. January 2019
Sundays  
Dec 2 1:30pm Glen Wyllin campsite car park SC 311906
Dec 9 1:30pm Barroose Road (next to the old Liverpool Arms) SC 417803
Dec 16 1:30pm St. Luke’s Church  (followed by Christmas Carol Service and ‘bring & share’ tea) All members welcome SC 360823
Dec 23 1:30pm St. John’s old railway station (followed by mulled wine & mince pies) SC 278816
Dec 30 1:30pm Ramsey hairpin SC 449934
Jan 6 1:30pm Colby Bridge, (Station Road) SC 232700
Tuesdays  
Dec 4 10:30am St. John’s old railway station SC 278816
Dec 11 10:30am Port Lewaigue car park SC 469930
Dec 16 Sun 1:30pm St. Luke’s Church (followed by Christmas Carol Service and ‘bring & share’ tea) All members welcome SC 306823
Dec 18 10:30am St. John’s old railway station (followed by tea & cakes at Peel Golf Club). Booking for tea essential-please contact Bob SC 278816
Dec 25   Merry Christmas Every-one – sorry, no walk today  
Jan 1 10:30am Happy New Year to one and all! Scarlett car park – walk off some of those Christmas excesses SC 258666

Wednesdays

 
Dec 5 7:30pm ‘Prehistoric Mann’ with Dr. Andrew Foxon. Mylchreest Court, Douglas Rd, Peel. Follwed by tea & biccies SC 349836
Thursdays  
Dec 6 10:15am St. John’s old railway station (please note early start for car share to Archallagan) SC 278816
Dec 13 10:30am Conrhenny Plantation car park (followed by Christmas lunch at the Creg ny Baa) booking for lunch essential-please contact Peter SC 407828
Dec 16 Sun 10:30am St. Luke’s Church (followed by Christmas Carol Service and ‘bring & share’ tea) All members welcome SC 360823
Dec 20 10:30am Fleshwick Bay SC 201709
Dec 27 10:30am St. John’s old railway station SC 278816
Jan 3 10:30am Gardener’s Lane North SC 442951
Saturdays  
Dec 1 10:30am Sulby Claddagh (ford end) SC 387943
Dec 8 10:30am Laxey Promenade Car Park SC 443837
Dec 15 10:30am Colby Bridge SC 232700
Dec 16 Sun 1:30pm St. Luke’s Church (followed by Christmas Carol Service and ‘bring & share’ tea) All members welcome SC 360823
Dec 22 10:30am ‘Flambards’ Mount Rule Road. Followed by mince pies, mulled wine and a Christmas sing-a-long.  
Jan 5 10:30am Foxdale School SC 282781
       
   


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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