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This month’s walking programme:-

NB:  Please check all start times

Date Time Assembly Point Map Ref
Sep 3 10:30am Port Erin British Legion car park SC199689
Sep 17 10:30am Santon Railway Station SC312723
Oct 1 10:15am Ballaugh One-stop Shop. NOTE: earlier start for car share to Ballaugh Plantation SC347935


Sep 4 7:00pm St Luke’s Church. NOTE: earlier start. Followed by a faith supper – please bring refreshments SC360823
Sep 5 10:30am Glen Wyllin Campsite car park. Picnic lunch at Orrisdale SC311906
Sep 12 10:30am Quarterbridge Hotel car park, Douglas SC367762
Sep 19 10:30am Ballure Reservoir car park, Ramsey. Followed by picnic SC453930
Sep 26 10:30am Cregneash car park SC191674
Oct 3 10:30am Laxey Glen Gardens car park SC432844
Sep 7 10:30am St Mark’s Church SC296740
Sep 14 10:15am Queen’s Pier Ramsey. NOTE: earlier start for car share to the Bungalow SC279818
Sep 21 10:30am Conrhenny Plantation car park SC407828
Oct 5 10:30am St John’s Arboretum SC456940
Sep 1 1:30pm Groudle Glen lower car park SC420784
Sep 8 1:30pm Ballakillowey picnic site SC217709
Sep 15 1:30pm Glen Helen car park SC295844
Sep 22 1:30pm Maughold car park with toilets SC492917
Sep 29 1:30pm Glen Wyllin Campsite car park SC311906
Oct 6 1:30pm Rushen Abbey car park with recycling bins SC278703

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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