Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS WALKING MANN ALL ABOUT?
At Walking Mann, we aim to provide you with a both a healthy and enjoyable experience. Walking Mann uses treks and trails using the Islands less frequented footpaths and greenways. Plus, with a range of varying routes and scenery we hope to cater for most levels of fitness and interests. However, all routes covered include a large portion of walking, interspersed with sites and views of natural beauty and historical significance.
Walkers are expected to wear suitable footwear for all trails, along with clothing to suit the weather conditions. Walkers are reminded that weather conditions can change quickly so light waterproof or warmer clothing may be required in some circumstances.
Depending on the number of collection points, each walk should start around 10am.
This depends on the route taken as most trails vary in distance and terrain. However, most walks should take between 2hrs- 4hrs. Plus traveling time.
All tours take place on public footpaths, greenways and minor roads so general ground conditions will be good. However certain areas may be boggy or muddy following heavy rain or during the winter months. The walks are graded depending upon the severity and all walks include an element of hills and inclines.
Yes, provided we are informed prior to the departure date. This is so we can ensure that the whole of the route is dog friendly.
However dogs are not permitted on certain parts of the walk i.e. within Church yards and Manx National Heritage sites. Therefore it’s always best to check beforehand.
Yes, provided they are joined with a responsible adult. Parents are reminded that children should be able to cover the distances and terrain required and should come with the appropriate clothing.
Booking a Walk
A maximum number of 20 walkers can be accommodated for on each walk.
The easiest way to book a tour is to go to our website calendar and search for the available dates and tours. Alternatively contact can be made through our Facebook page, email or contact Ian directly on 01624 401589
If a tour must be cancelled due to poor weather a phone call or text message will be sent prior to the collection time, so that alternative arrangements can be made.
Yes, if a tour is cancelled a full refund will be provided or an alternative tour can be arranged at a convenient time.
Yes. If a walk has been prepaid and 24 hours’ notice is given.
Once a booking has been made, a confirmation email will be received.
At Walking Mann we expect our customers to be punctual. Therefore, if you feel that you might be running late, we recommend that you contact Ian on 01624 401589.
Prior to the walk, a predetermined meeting point and time will be arranged along with directions. A limited number of collections can also be organised at a convenient place for the customer.
Collection times will vary depending on the collection point but will usually be between 9am-10am.
Breaks will be taken throughout the walk including a longer break for lunch or snacks if you require.
Welfare facilities will be available before and after each walk. However, no toilets can be found along the routes.
Walks will only be cancelled in adverse weather. However, at Walking Mann our aim is for you to enjoy the scenery and views, so in conditions of low cloud or heavy rain a decision will be made prior to departing.