Upcoming Walks

29th June 2019 - Wildflower Walk at Niarbyl

This walk will begin from the Niarbyl Cafe car park and follow the cliff path to White Beach, identifying plants along the way.

As well as being one of the island's most spectacular locations, Niarbyl is also home to a surprising variety of wild plants. We'll identify as many as possible, along with their edibility and uses.

The cliff paths can be narrow and steep in places. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather conditions.We can expect to see many different plans on this walk, including orchids, wild thyme, hemp agrimony, tree mallow and sea sandwort.

The start time for this event is 2pm.

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Past Walks

16th June 2019 - Wildflower Walk at Port Soderick

Port Soderick offers a diverse range of habitats for plants and flowers in a small area, including coastal plants near the beach and both woodland and wetland plants in the glen.

Port Soderick has recently reopened after works on its footpaths. Unfortunately this has caused damage to some of the wetland area, but it it still well worth visiting.

One this walk we can expect to see many common woodland and coastal plants, along with some rarer specimens such as Ragged Robin, Water Crowfoot and the edible Salmonberry which is very rarely seen outside this area.

The footpaths are in good condition and should be easy for most walkers, but please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather conditions.

The start time for this event is 2pm.

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2nd June 2019 - Wildflower Walk at Scarlett Point

Scarlett point is a unique habitat for wildflowers on the island. Its alkaline soil means that plants grow here that can’t be found anywhere else on the island, and some that are rare throughout Britain. On this walk we will hope to see the rare Purple Milk Vetch, as well as Bogbean which is rarely seen outside of the Curraghs. Several edible plants can also be found here, including Sea Beet and Rock Samphire.
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5th May 2019 - Wildflower Walk at Clypse and Kerrowdhoo

Situated not far from Douglas, the area surrounding the Clypse and Kerrowdhoo reservoirs is home to a wide variety of wildflowers.
On this walk we'll hope to see Common Bugle, speedwells, horsetail and many others, perhaps including some early orchids.
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19th May 2019 - Wildflowers and Wallabies

Please be aware that the road to the wildlife reserve is in very poor condition. It is passable with care but very badly potholed and may need to be navigated carefully.
The wallabies are wild animals and seeing them is very likely but not guaranteed, especially with a large group.
The Curraghs is home to some rare flowers, including the spectacular Bogbean which is rarely seen anywhere else on the island. We'll also hope to see water mint, yellow iris, horsetails, ragged robin and many others.
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