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ISLE OF MAN

The timeless jewel of the Irish Sea.

Encircled by the wild Irish Sea, on the Isle of Man you are amidst sweeping coastlines, gentle rolling hills, leafy valleys and hidden coves. As a walker you are able to appreciate the best the island has to offer, reaching the hidden corners others may miss.

 

The Isle of Man, home of the mythical sea god Manannan, is just 32 miles long by 12 miles wide. From the highest peak, Snaefell, views extend over the water to the Cumbrian hills of the Lake District, Ireland’s Mountains of Mourne and the Welsh mountains of Snowdownia. Inland paths lead you through ancient woodland glens where mosses and lichens grow thick on twisted trunks and weathered rocks.

 

The island’s villages and natural features often have intriguing names originating from Manx Gaelic or the language of ancient Viking invaders. And on your walks expect to come across many of the island’s curiosities. There’s the Laxey Wheel, the world’s largest working water wheel, wild wallabies, the four-horned Loaghtan Sheep introduced by the Vikings, horse-drawn trams and last but not least, the Manx cat.




WALKING GRADES


Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding.




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    Isle of Man (Grade 5)
    Date
    20 May 2017
    Nights
    7
    Grades
    GRADE 5
    Depart From
    No travel to/from holiday
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    Limited
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    £630
    Isle of Man (Grade 5)
    Date
    15 Jul 2017
    Nights
    7
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    GRADE 5
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    Available
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    Isle of Man (Grade 5)
    Date
    16 Sep 2017
    Nights
    7
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    GRADE 5
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    No travel to/from holiday
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    Available
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    £630
  • Itinerary
    20 May 2017 - 27 May 2017

    Day 1 - Douglas
    Independent arrival at The Welbeck Hotel in Douglas.

    Day 2 - Douglas
    Five days of guided walking, between 7 - 10 miles of walking with ascents of up to 150m, although of several days, the ascent will be less than this. One free day to enjoy activities of your choosing.

    Day 8 - -
    Departure from the hotel after breakfast.


  • Accommodation
    The Welbeck Hotel, Douglas

    The family run and highly rated three-star Welbeck Hotel is just 100 yards from Douglas’ Central Promenade.

    This elegant Victorian style building has modern comfortable, well decorated and appointed rooms, pleasant conservatory restaurant and a cocktail bar.
    Guests can also enjoy the local health club, with swimming pool and spa, which is only a five minute walk away.
    All bedrooms are en-suite and have high speed Wi-Fi and digital television with satellite channels.

    Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Ask at reception for the password.

    Accommodation is on a half board with breakfasts and dinners taken at the hotels well reviewed restaurant. Picnic lunches are not included but can easily be purchased locally. 

     

  • What's Included

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    • Half board en suite accommodation.
    • Local transport to and from the trailheads.
    • 7 day Go Explore card

    Prices based on sharing a twin room with private facilities. Supplement for single room £72.


  • Holiday Highlights

    HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Discover a timeless, beautiful and forgotten island. 
    • Excellent transport – steam, electric mountain railways, horse drawn trams, vintage buses.
    • Cliff walks with the wow factor.
    • Douglas – a delightful base.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures

    Flights or ferry crossings

    Transport Because of the wide choice of flights and airlines operating from UK regional airports to the Isle of Man, flights to and from the island’s Ronaldsway airport are not included in the holiday arrangements or charges. Ferry services also operate between Liverpool or Heysham and Douglas. Transfer from the airport or ferry terminal can easily be arranged independently on arrival. Inexpensive local buses operate between the airport and Douglas.

    Local transport on the Isle of Man

    Transport to and from the trailheads, if necessary, is included - we include the cost of a 7 day Explorer ticket covering travel on IOM buses, trains, the Manx Electic Railway and horse trams. The Explorer ticket will be issued to you by your tour leader at the hotel.

    Arrival and departure transfers

    The hotel is 10 miles from the airport and 1 mile from the ferry terminal. Take a look at the IOM bus timetables for travel between the airport and Douglas.

    Buses between the airport and Douglas operate about every 20 minutes and the journey  takes about 30 minutes; there is a bus stop about 50 yards from the hotel. The validity of the Explorer ticket included in the holiday price also means that it can also be used to cover the return bus transfer from Douglas to the airport. Taxis are also available.


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  • Private Group Enquiry

    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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