Join us on our week-long Isle of Man hike in May to help Save Lives in Childbirth!
When: 4th May – 12th May 2019
Where: Isle of Man
Why: To fundraise for our work here at Maternity Worldwide so we can reduce the number of women and babies dying or injured in pregnancy and childbirth. We have vision of a world in which all women and their babies can access safe and appropriate childbirth regardless of where they live, and we need your help to bring this vision closer to becoming a reality.
What: With only 12 spaces available, you can take part in a 100 mile hike over 7 days (rest days optional) around the Isle of Man. Complete with an experienced tour guide, you can witness dramatic landscapes, spectacular cliff top views and plenty of bird life, plants and seals to marvel at.
How much: Approximately £530 per person. This includes 8 nights in a hotel, breakfasts, packed lunches, travel once on the island and a tour guide (Doesn’t include travel to and from Isle of Man, drinks, dinners or personal travel insurance). We are asking for a £150 deposit to secure your place.
Fundraising Target: There is a fundraising goal of £800 per person. All the money raised will go towards saving the lives of mothers and their babies in childbirth. Fundraising can be made up from fundraising events, donations or sponsorship. We will send you a fundraising toolkit to help you with this, including sponsorship forms, tips and instructions, along with a complete information pack on the walk itself!
Day 1: Saturday 4th May- Arrive: Make your own way to the hotel in Douglas, Isle of Man.
Day 2: Sunday 5th May- Hike from Douglas to Castletown: Your first day of hiking, you will begin your 100 mile trek around this gorgeous island. Starting from Douglas, you will walk over 16 miles along the old coast road, stunning bays, and one of the richest archaeological landscapes on the Isle of Man.
Day 3: Monday 6th May- Hike from Castletown to Port Erin: Passing areas of historic battles, you will hike 13 miles along what may possibly be one of the best coastal walks in the British Isles! Complete with sandy bays, cinematic views, and sheer cliffs, you will encounter historic villages and wonderful wildlife; including marine.
Day 4: Tuesday 7th May- Hike from Port Erin to Peel: Beginning with a walk around Port Erin Bay, today you will walk 15.5 miles. Along the way you will meet the stunning views of the Calf of Man, as well as one of the Island’s most stunning beaches, Niarbyl, where mesmerising sunsets can often be seen. You will explore the magical footpaths of Glen Maye, stunning waterfalls and rivers, and finally Peel Castle before finishing the walk at Fenella Beach.
Day 5: Wednesday 8th May- Hike from Peel to Jurby: On this 15 mile hike along the coastline and part of Sartfield beach, you will encounter the red sandstones of Peel Headlands, and some of the old railroad.
Day 6: Thursday 9th May- Hike from Jurby to Ramsey: On this 15 mile stretch you will walk along the shingle beach. Rich in birdlife, you will also encounter the prominent lighthouse at the Point of Ayre, the most northerly tip of the Isle of Man. Along the coastal footpath, offering some of the best coastal walks in the British Isles. Be accompanied by species of birds and the occasional seal, whilst on route, as well as taking in the spectacular views the Island has to offer.
Day 7: Friday 10th May- Hike from Ramsey to Laxey: At nearly 16 miles, today’s walk will present you with break-taking views spanning to the Lake District and North Cumbria ; from a bustling harbour town to the peaceful coastal cliffs of Maughold Brooghs, you will explore shingle coves, fishing harbours and farm track paths.
Day 8: Saturday 11th May- Hike from Laxey to Douglas: Today, you will explore the picturesque Reserve with its abundance of wildlife and coastal scenery. As you continue, you will pass Lonan Church, with the only 10th century decorated cross in its original positioning, before following the path into Groudle Glen, where a woodland wizard awaits.
Day 9: Sunday 12th May- Return Home: Make own way back home to rest your legs!
For more information on the walk, click here.
Sign up Here
Due to the limited availability of spaces, to secure your place, please complete the registration form below, you will then be directed to PayPal to process the £150 non-refundable deposit. This can be paid by credit or debit card, or your PayPal account if you have one.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 01273 234033 or email us at email@example.com
Watch this space for more information on the itinerary and information pack!