Guided Walks 2022

Things have been a little quiet here at Manx Mountain Activities over the past few months due to me having to deal with a few things across in England.

Also until April I am finishing of my Blue Badge Tourist Guide qualification and that is taking up quite a bit of time.

However I need to get out for a few walks so will post guided walks when I find a free Friday or Sunday.

For a start I’ll go with a popular walk – Slieau Freoghane (and Sartfell) via the ‘hidden valley’.

A walk full of interest starting from near Brandywell Cottage. We first circle around Slieau Freoaghane and descend into the ‘hidden valley’ on its western slopes with its reservoir and mines before climbing out of the valley and ascending to the summit. There is then the option of including Sartfell. On this walk expect rich wildlife, isolated ruins and spectacular views.

Friday 11th February 9:30am at the new Sartfell carpark. 8km, 3.5 hours.

£15 per walker – email to reserve a place or message via the Facebook page.



John Barker has lived on the Isle of Man for over thirty years and in that time has walked, cycled, run, climbed, dived, watched wildlife and studied the geology of this fantastic rock in the Irish Sea. A qualified Mountain Leader, Mountain Bike Leader and Blue Badge Tour Guide for the Isle of Man, John will help you discover some of the Island’s finest trails and tracks.

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