Author: MFCG

This year St Luke's are planning a very special anniversary service. To celebrate the long history of the site of the church a number of events will take place. At 4pm a walk will begin from St Luke's to the stone circle commemorating the old site of Tynwald - accompanied by the Ellan Vannin Pipe Band.  Annie Kissack's choir - Caarjyn Cooidjagh - will also perform at the site. Afterwards there will be a bring-your-own-picnic tea at St Luke's with additional refreshments provided by the church. At 6:30pm the usual Songs of Praise service will be held during which the pipe band and the choir will perform again. You are invited to join part or all of the above events to celebrate this special anniversary.

We are delighted to announce that this year's Annual Club walks will take place on 14th May. They offer a great opportunity for MFCG members who usually walk on different days to join together and catch up with old friends The walks will be followed by tea and biscuits at Mylchreest Court, Peel. This year the walks will start from two different places; The first, lead by George, will leave from Peel Transport Museum car park (near Moore's Kipper Yard map ref: SC241839) at 10.30am with an approximate length of eight miles. The second shorter walk will start at 1.30pm from the Station Road car park at St. Johns and will be lead by David. The length of this walk will be approximately 3 miles. Members who no longer walk are most welcome to join us for refreshments at 3.30pm Mylchreest Court, Peel  (map ref SC249835) and a reminder that parking is available at

This year's Walk the Isle of Man Festival will take place between Sunday 25th and Friday 30th September. The MFCG has close links to the festival and this year our very own Ken Harding is organising the event so please support him (and the island) in this venture. There are already well over 100 bookings with more expected in the coming months. In previous years MFCG members equipped with their expert knowledge of the island, have volunteered to lead or support walks. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow walkers from the UK and beyond and promises to be a rewarding experience. If you are able to help in any way please contact Ken directly at Ken@walking.im and he will send you this year’s brochure

After the success of our talk by Neil Morris of Manx Birdlife we have arranged for members of the club to have a guided tour around the Ayres Wildlife Reserve on Sunday 12th June at 2pm. June is a good time to see  a wide variety of birds on the Ayres.  Numbers are strictly limited but we have a few places left for Sunday 12th June so book you place now with Lesley, secretary@manxfootpaths.org