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Isle of Man Walking Festival

The Isle of Man is a walking mecca with an everchanging landscape of moors, hills, glens, forests and beaches. Explore the Island and walk in the footsteps of the Island’s Viking and Celtic ancestors across some of the most stunning countryside in the British Isles.

Overview

Re-discover the pleasure of walking at the Isle of Man’s annual Walking Festival which takes place 10th - 15th May 2015.

The Isle of Man is steeped in history and full of unique character whether your interest is in history, culture, wildlife or simply walking and indulging the breath-taking scenery, the Isle of Man walking festival has it all. The choice of walks on offer cover a range of walking abilities from the challenge of the Raad Ny Foillan Manx Coastal footpath to ambling through the beautiful Manx countryside making it a perfect week for everyone, from holiday singles to partners, from young to old, and groups large to small.

To get an idea of what to expect at the festival, view the Walking Festival Programme 2015 e-book.

To help give you the best possible walking experience, numbers are limited on our walks. Please book your walks as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have any queries about the walks, please contact the Walking Festival Director on [email protected].

Walking Festival Details

2015-Walking_Fest-GuideAll the walks are led by experienced guides, which are there to ensure that the correct routes are followed as well as providing interesting information on our beautiful scenic landscape, marine life (Basking Sharks and Seals) and Celtic and Viking Heritage.

The festival includes a selection of excellent evening social events for all to enjoy. The festival opens with a welcome reception and hot pot supper to meet the guides and fellow walkers. During the week there will be the opportunity of a guided tour around the oldest continuous parliament in the world, a Raad Ny Foillan Taster, an introduction to Geocaching and even a chance to explore 'The Curragh's to spot some wild wallabies on the Isle of Man.

Locations

The Isle of Man Walking Festival takes place at numerous locations around the Island.

Many people visiting for the festival choose to centre themselves in the Island’s capital, Douglas.

Your festival programme will highlight where and when walks start and finish, how long they will take and what transport is available to you.

All walks are scheduled to tie in with the Island’s bus and railway network, which means getting around the Island is easy.

All social activities, which are arranged as part of the festival, take place at the Villa Marina on Harris Promenade in Douglas.

Packages

Bed & Breakfast Packages

Travel by Sea3 Star Guesthouse 3 Star Hotel4 Star Hotel
Any Port£355pp£410pp£430pp

Air packages are available from the following destinations: Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Glasgow, Gloucester, Liverpool, London (City, Gatwick & Stansted), Manchester, Newcastle. Prices on application. Prices are per person based on 2 sharing double / twin room include 6 nights Bed & Breakfast, return travel and walking festival package. Single room supplements apply. Packed lunch available to pre book or on arrival with 24 hours’ notice each day (prices from £5.00).

Dinner Bed & Breakfast Offer (Limited availability)

Travel by Sea3 Star Ascot Hotel
Any Port£499pp

Air packages are available from the following destinations: Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Glasgow, Gloucester, Liverpool, London (City, Gatwick & Stansted), Manchester, Newcastle. Prices on application. Prices are per person based on 2 sharing double / twin room include 6 nights Bed & Breakfast, return travel and walking festival package. Single room supplements apply.

Coastal Path Walk Packages

Travel by Sea4 Star Ellan Vannin Guesthouse
Any Port£570pp (Bed & Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner)

Air packages are available from the following destinations: Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Glasgow, Gloucester, Liverpool, London (City, Gatwick & Stansted), Manchester, Newcastle. Prices on application. Prices are per person based on 2 sharing double / twin room and include 6 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast, return travel, 5 days packed lunches (Monday – Friday), daily transfers to / from walk, all social events and welcome reception. Single room supplements apply. Please note Island Explorer Ticket not included (private transport only).

Walking Festival breaks are flexible and can be packaged to suit your personal requirements. Flight packages are available from most major UK Airports – prices are available on request and early booking is recommended.

Looking for something different, Isle of Man Events Services have a variety of picturesque country self-catering cottages / Apartments and Bed & Breakfast properties.

Alternatively you can make your own travel and accommodation arrangements and just pay for individual walks on a pay and go basis. Please contact Isle of Man Events Services on +44 (0)1624 664460 and ask for details.

Downloadable Documents
Acrobat PDF FileWalking Festival Brochure (4080 kb)
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