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Manx Footpaths Conservation Group

Type:Walking Tour

Manx Footpaths Conservation Group

About

The Island's Premier Walking Group

The Manx Footpaths Conservation Group was established in 1991 as an independent group following the winding up of the Manx Conservation Council which had been formed in 1970. The council was concerned with environmental matters and was comprised of specialist sub groups relating to footpaths, town and country planning and natural resources and energy.

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.

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.

If you are visiting the Island, you can view a monthly walks list of the Walks Page of our website. All enquiries should be made to David@manxfootpaths.org or telephone 491976

Awards

  • AccoladesUNESCO Biosphere Partner UNESCO Biosphere Partner 2021

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* Year round walking tours and events.

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