Fri, 01 Nov 2019

(L-R): Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, Ray Harmer MHK, Minister for Infrastructure, Susan Skillen, Blue Badge Guide and Ranald Caldwell, Non-executive Chairman of Visit Isle of Man Agency at Thirtle Bridge, Castletown.
(L-R): Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, Ray Harmer MHK, Minister for Infrastructure, Susan Skillen, Blue Badge Guide and Ranald Caldwell, Non-executive Chairman of Visit Isle of Man Agency at Thirtle Bridge, Castletown.

Two commemorative plaques have been unveiled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Millennium Way walking route.

 

The walkway was originally developed in 1979 to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the establishment of Tynwald.

 

Following the way of past Manx Kings, the Millennium Way starts at Sky Hill, Ramsey, travelling 28.5 miles through the Island, finishing  at Castletown Harbour.

 

The new plaques, made by the Isle of Man Sawmill, have been installed at both the start and end of the popular Island walking route.

 

Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, commented: ‘The Island’s walking product is a key pillar of Visit Isle of Man’s strategy for developing visitor growth as we look to promote our extraordinary natural environment and the adventure playground on our doorstep. The ongoing commitment to develop the Millennium Way and other key routes such as the Raad ny Foillan is a vital part of this and we welcome the opportunity to work with the Department of Infrastructure to fulfil this development.’

 

As part of the anniversary celebrations, Visit Isle of Man, an executive agency within the Department for Enterprise, has updated their Millennium Way Geotrail Passport, a fun and free initiative using Global Positioning System (GPS) to guide walkers along the route in search of 46 hidden geocaches.

 

The ‘passport’ now provides walkers with the names and locations of each cache along with additional helpful details for each geocache such as the surrounding terrain ratings, nearest public transport links and car parks. 

 

For more information on the Millennium Way trail, its heritage, and to download the Millennium Way Geotrail Passport, visit www.visitisleofman.com/walking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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