Leader: Ian Wilson phone:07624 304780
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Unfortunately, I will not be with you for the next two walks, however, you will be in capable hands of Hazel and Dulcie.
The February walk, led by Hazel will be on Tuesday 11th February
BRADDA HEAD & FLESHWICK BAY CANCELLED DUE TO VERY POOR WEATHER
This is a walk of around 6 miles. Meet at the car park next to Bradda Glen Cafe at 11.00 am (SC195697). We will take the path through the Glen towards Milner's Tower. From the Tower we follow a right-hand track towards Bradda West and the road to Bradda East to Fleshwick Bay. If the weather is reasonable, we will cross a small stream and take a steep and sometimes muddy track to emerge behind the Carnanes. The use of a walking pole is recommended for this section of the walk. Once in open ground, we take a right-hand green road to Surby village. In the village we take a footpath back towards the golf course and follow the road back to the entrance of Bradda Glen. If the weather is not so good, it is possible to take a shorter lower level route, but this can be decided on the day. Depending on the route we should return to the cars between 1.30 and 2.00 pm.
Please bring a packed lunch, walking boots and, as previously stated, walking poles are recommended. There are toilet facilities in Bradda Glen but as it is out of season, they may not be open.
The March walk led by Dulcie will be on Tuesday 10th March.
KIRK MICHAEL TO BALLAUGH
This is a walk of around 5 miles. Meet at the bus stop beside The Raven pub in Ballaugh (SC347935) in time to catch the 10.22am bus to Kirk Michael. REMEMBER YOUR BUS PASS! From Kirk Michael we walk up the Baltic Road, a quiet country lane which eventually turns into a footpath. Having reached the ridge of Slieau Curn, we turn north and follow a wide track with extensive views of Barrule ridge, the northern plain, the sea and the Scottish coast (weather permitting!) The track becomes a quiet road which meets the TT course at Ballacobb. We return to Ballaugh along the old railway track, expecting to finish around 1.30 pm.
The first hour of the walk is gently up hill. The rest is level or gently downhill. Walking surfaces - tarmac, stony path, grassy track.
There is ample parking in Ballaugh village, in the glen road, Station Road and cul-de-sacs off. Please bring a packed lunch, walking boots and poles are recommended. There are public conveniences in Ballaugh and Kirk Michael.
Whilst numbers are not limited on either walk, it is always useful to know who to expect and so if you could let Hazel (email@example.com, telephone 612105 or 423008, ) know for the February walk and Dulcie (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the March walk if you are likely to be coming that would be very helpful.
One final message is that members, or guests on taster sessions, participating in walks do so at their own risk and the IOM U3A and walk leaders/organisers can bear no responsibility for accidents. We do not commit to having a qualified First Aider in the Group.
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