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Volunteers work to restore green lane

Thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteers one of the Isle of Man’s popular greenways should be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Julian Wood, a memeber of the Green Lane User Group, said the track at Ballacobb which had deteriorated from erosion over the years was now improved . . . → Read More: Volunteers work to restore green lane

Monitor damage but don’t exclude us, say Isle of Man green lane users

DAMAGE to the Isle of Man’s green lanes is often caused by over-use and some sort of extended permit system might even have mileage, according to a spokesman for the Manx Four Wheel Drive Club.

But the answer lies with sympathetic maintenance as well as monitoring the degree of use and perhaps restricting access . . . → Read More: Monitor damage but don’t exclude us, say Isle of Man green lane users

New pressure group’s concern over IOM green lanes

A NEW pressure group hopes to persuade politicians to take positive action to protect the miles of green lanes criss-crossing the Manx countryside from damage by off-road vehicles.

Green Lanes Our Heritage (GLOH) believes the time has come for the government to implement a proper strategy to maintain and conserve the . . . → Read More: New pressure group’s concern over IOM green lanes

Taking on the Manx coastline

AN Essex woman will today (Monday) begin her five-day camping hike around the island’s 98 mile coastline.

22-year-old Kelly Diggle has returned to the island after a stint here last year as a wildlife volunteer, and is tackling the challenging trek to raise money for a 10-week community work trip to . . . → Read More: Taking on the Manx coastline

Access to Manx uplands is back on the agenda

AFTER the wet weather in recent months, Environment Minister Phil Gawne MHK admits a wildfire on the uplands is probably the last thing on people’s minds.

But he said joint initiatives had been agreed between DEFA and the Fire and Rescue Service to offer further protection to the uplands . . . → Read More: Access to Manx uplands is back on the agenda

Parish Walk 2012: Record entry for Isle of Man walk

A record-breaking 1,818 people will take part in the Manx Telecom Parish Walk on the Isle of Man next month.

The list of competitors includes more than 800 people who have entered the 85-mile walk for the first time.

"The numbers reflect a growing interest in race-walking and show a real appetite . . . → Read More: Parish Walk 2012: Record entry for Isle of Man walk

Disturbance of Ground Nesting Birds

The Forestry, Amenity and Lands Directorate would like to remind the public and especially the users of its estate, to watch out for nesting birds and avoid disturbance during the breeding season, which is now upon us. As a guide, this season runs from early April through to late July.

Most bird species found . . . → Read More: Disturbance of Ground Nesting Birds

Keeping close track of green lane conditions

A WINTER of hard graft by volunteers from the island’s Four Wheel Drive club should help to preserve the 70-odd miles of Manx green lanes for future users.

The condition of upland tracks hits the headlines on a fairly regular basis, amid claims that off-road bikes and 4WDs contribute to . . . → Read More: Keeping close track of green lane conditions

Isle of Man 50th Easter Athletics Festival

On the 7th April the Peel Hill Race takes place, as part of the Easter Athletics Festival. Running legend Ron Hill is due to compete in this year’s event. Find out more here

The Festival runs from Good Friday 6th April  – Easter Sunday 8th April 2012

 

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Surplus.im sells approved and . . . → Read More: Isle of Man 50th Easter Athletics Festival

Race the sun around the coast of the Isle of Man | 2012

RACE the Sun, The Children’s Centre’s annual charity challenge unique to the Isle of Man, is scheduled to return in 2012 on May 19.

The race sets off with the sunrise at 5.08am and takes in 98 miles of Manx coastline, as teams of 10 complete one relay-style clockwise lap . . . → Read More: Race the sun around the coast of the Isle of Man | 2012