Isle of Man Grade: Moderate

£740.00

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Duration:
6 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
1 - 7 August 2020
Location
Douglas, Isle of Man
Walk Grade
Moderate
Deposit Required
25% deposit on booking

What comes to mind when you think of the Isle of Man? Manx cats? TT racing? The 3-legged emblem on the flag? A giant waterwheel? Steam trains and electric railways? Well, it is all of these and more! The Isle of Man is a wonderful destination for walkers with such a huge variety within a small area. There are some of the best coastal walks in the UK, plenty of history and legend, a mountain summit with views over England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland on a clear day, hidden coves, lush glens, dramatic moorland…the list goes on. If you have never thought of the Isle of Man as a walking destination then it’s time to think again. There are 2 long distance routes on the island, the coastal Raad Ny Foillan (Way of the Gull) and the Millennium Way which crosses the island. We will walk part of each during our stay. There is a beautiful coastal path linking Port St Mary and Erin and wonderful views from Snaefell which at 621m /2034ft is the highest point on the island. It should make for a week of great walking on the many and varied trails.

Staying in Douglas we will head out in search of a new and inspiring route covering a good part of the island. We will either take a packed lunch or stop at a local café for a quick bite. A 3 course buffet dinner is included on 3 nights. On the other nights we will head out into Douglas to eat together.

 

The walks will be between 7.5 and 9.5 miles with up to around 500m of ascent on some days. There is a mixture of rugged coast, moorland and country lane walking.
We will stay at the 3 star Ascot Hotel in Douglas. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the food plentiful at both breakfast and dinner. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable if a little dated. If you would like to stay an extra night at the start or end of this holiday we are happy to arrange this free of charge. http://www.ascothotel.im/
Your guide for this holiday is Clare Kelly
You can reach the Isle of Man by plane or ferry. There are a variety of flights from many UK airports and it is a straighforward journey from the airport to the accommodation. We will provide full details of how to get there. By ferry, there are sailings from Liverpool, Birkenhead, Heysham, Dublin and Belfast. For details see: https://www.steam-packet.com/
Twin shared ensuite room £740 Single occupancy ensuite room £890 ( +£25 p/n) Price includes: 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a 3 star hotel 3 three course buffet dinners 5 day travel card Not included: Travel to the accommodaiton in Douglas Lunches - we will either pick up lunch from a local shop or eat at a cafe depending on the walk Insurance Personal expenses Additional activities Discretionary tips

£740.00

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Available Dates:
  • 01/08/2020
Total: 740.00

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