Manx National Heritage, the national heritage agency for the Isle of Man, is offering the opportunity to explore Cregneash and the Meayll Peninsula in a series of guided walks, talks and workshops taking place during weekends in March.
The weekend activities will be led by Dr Andrew Foxon of Go Mann Adventures, quilter Elaine Mattison and Cregneash gardener Karen Griffiths.
Helen Ashcroft, Southern Area Site Manager for Manx National Heritage said:
“Working together with our partners, we are delighted to launch this new series of activities for both local residents and visitors to enjoy. There’s something for everyone from those who enjoy the outdoors to a quilting workshop hosted by the warmth of the log fire in Quirks Croft”.
The programme includes the opportunity to explore the WWII radar station at Meayll Hill and discover the effects the RAF had on Cregneash in a guided tour with Dr Andrew Foxon of Go Mann Adventures on Saturday 3 March 2018, whilst on Sunday 4 March 2018, Dr Foxon will lead ‘5000 Years of Faith’, with a visit to the Meayll circle Neolithic chambered tomb and to St Peter’s Church, Cregneash.
Dr Foxon will also lead tours on Saturday 10 March – Exploring the Cregneash landscape, following the farm trail to see how the Cregneash landscape has been used and is used for farming and wildlife and Sunday 18 March 2018 Cummals at Cregneash, offering the opportunity discover more about these traditional Manx homes.
On Sunday 11 March, Elaine Mattison will host a patchwork quilting workshop, with opportunity to learn Manx Log Cabin patchwork, which has been made on the Isle of Man since the early part of the 19th century. In this 2 hour workshop you will learn how to create your own quilt with our in-house expert. Beginners welcome. A perfect activity for Mother’s Day!
Cregneash gardener Karen Griffiths will lead a tour of Cregneash gardens on Saturday 18 March, with the opportunity to discover what plants and herbs are grown and learn how Manx National Heritage use the winter period to prepare for the site opening to the public in the spring and summer seasons.
The tours and workshops can be pre-booked online at www.manxnationalheritage.im. Meet outside Cummal Beg, Cregneash, with each session commencing at 2pm. For all outdoor activities, please wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. Tickets cost £15 including refreshment voucher.
Cregneash Village will also be open to the public between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March and opens daily from Good Friday, 30 March.