Isle of Man Grade: Moderate

£775.00

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Duration:
6 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 5 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
27 April - 3 May 2022, Wed - Tues 6 nights
Location
Douglas, Isle of Man
Walk Grade
Moderate
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance

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 Port Erin and wonderful views from Snaefell which at 621m /2034ft is the highest point on the island. We will take in the famous Laxey Wheel and experience a journey by steam train and the electric railway. It should make for a few days of great walking on the many and varied trails.

Staying in Douglas, we will head out each day by public transport, covering a good part of the island as we go. A 3 course buffet dinner is included on 5 nights. On the other night we will go into Douglas to eat together.

Twin shared ensuite room £775 Single occupancy ensuite room £925 Price includes: 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a 3 star hotel 5 three course buffet dinners 5 day travel card Not included: Travel to the accommodaiton in Douglas Lunches Dinner on 1 night Insurance Personal expenses Additional activities Discretionary tips
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/

£775.00

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