30 Days Wild with the Manx Wildlife Trust

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Get Outside on the Isle of Man

I’ve recently been chatting to the Manx Wildlife Trust about fun things to do on the Isle of Man. June is a big month for them and they’re encouraging people to get outdoors every day with their 30 Days Wild campaign. Whether it’s having your lunch outside or exploring the Island, the idea is to recharge and make use of our beautiful countryside.  To make things easier, they’ve also planned quite a few events that you can book into via their website.

Close Sartfield

I met with Tim Graham who runs the Manx Wildlife Trust at their flagship nature reserve, Close Sartfield. This time of the year the meadows are bursting with the colour of our six native orchids and other wildflowers.

If you visit early in the morning or in the evening you might also see wild wallabies on the paths as well. The Island is home to about 120 of them — descendants of escapees from the Curraghs Wildlife Park.


Watch the video above to see more of the orchids and to hear what Tim has planned for us in June. Visiting Close Sartfield is free and it situated just off the Old Windmill Road in Ballaugh. Here it is on Google Maps.

Close Sartfield Nature Reserve on the Isle of Man

I Need Inspiration Too

Though I do spend a lot of time outdoors it’s mainly in the garden these days. I too need inspiration on ideas to get me out of my routine and help explore the Island! That’s why I’m booking into a couple of the events myself. It’s also one thing to explore the countryside on your own and another to be led and taught new things by an expert. I’m especially interested in wildflowers and re-wilding so I have my eye on the Wildlife Walk in particular.

Close Sartfield Nature Reserve on the Isle of Man

What’s on this month

The Manx Wildlife Trust has a lot planned for the month of June. To join an outing, head over to their website to book your place — numbers are limited so make sure to reserve your place early. Here’s what they have on — clicking the image below will take you the MWT website:

June events for the Manx Wildlife Trust

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