Isle of Man
11th-18th July 2024
£650 per person for en suite occupancy (single or double), discounted to £580 for a standard single.
The Isle of Man lies in the middle of the Irish Sea between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Based in the cathedral 'city' of Peel, we shall explore the island's superb coastal and mountain scenery, using public transport both vintage and modern. There will be opportunities to visit sites of early Celtic Christianity.
Walks and Excursions
Our walks reflect the diversity of landscape around us, and will be available each day with distances varying between 3 and 7 miles. We shall stroll along coastal footpaths, exploring the island's small towns and unspoilt glens, as well as venturing inland into the hills, for which stout footwear is required. Taking advantage of buses as well as Victorian trams, we shall explore much of the island, including a ride to the summit of Snaefell, at 2036ft the highest point of the island. We shall take time to visit the island's early Celtic keeills (chapels) and stone crosses. Walks are graded Short or Medium, with an occasional steep gradient.
We will be staying at Thie dy Vea ('House of Life' in Manx), a Christian retreat house in Peel, an attractive port on the west coast. Well-appointed single, twin and double-bedded rooms are available - most, but not all, with en-suite facilities. Breakfast, evening meal and packed lunches are provided.
There are regular flights to the island from airports throughout the UK and Ireland, and daily sailings from Liverpool and Heysham. Guests should arrive on the island please by 6pm on Thursday 11 July, and can be met at the airport or Douglas ferry port. More detailed travel information is available on request.