Area: Isle of Man

! Isle of Man KEY

The Category Isle of Man is a subset of North West England.

*Discovering Britain - Isle of Man

'The Isle of Man in the Irish Sea is surrounded by the United Kingdom but is not part of it. The island has a proud history of independence and strong sense of identity. It has a variety of landscapes ideal for walking including dramatic mountains, a stunning coastline and picturesque towns. There are also prehistoric sites, ancient monuments and heritage railways to enjoy.'

*Manx Footpaths Conservation Group

Have published four books of walks in conjunction with Lily Publications: 'Each book contains various walks with corresponding maps and map references, directions and photographs pertaining to each individual walk. The books are designed specifically to fit inside a map case, which can be worn whilst walking. The route of each walk is superimposed onto these maps, therefore making it easier to follow the written text'.

*Visit Isle of Man

'Rugged cliffs, gentle rolling hills, picturesque glens, hidden coves and stunning views. These are just a few of the reasons that make the Isle of Man a walker's delight. Whether you enjoy a gentle stroll or a challenging hike, there is a range of footpaths and tracks for you to enjoy.'

*Walk the Isle of Man

'Walk the Isle of Man was formerly known as the Isle of Man Walking Festival and takes place in October. The long established four day festival caters for every walkers needs. It's a great way to meet new people and take advantage of the spectacular Manx scenery.'

Ayres Visitor Centre and Nature Trail

'An important stretch of low-lying sand dune coastline, great for walking and bird watching.'

Description from

Manx Wildlife Trust

Forestry Warden's Walks

'The Forestry, Amenity and Lands Directorate employs a warden to patrol the hills, forests and glens under its control. The Warden will give advice and guidance to anyone using any of these areas to ensure they are able to enjoy them safely and to the full. The Warden has built up a series of interesting and varied self guided walks ...'

Description from

Isle of Man Government Forestry, Amenity and Lands Directorate

Port St Mary to Port Erin Walk
Distance (miles)8

'A 7.7 mile Walk along part of the Raad ny Foillan - the coastal path all around the Isle of Man - from Port St Mary to Port Erin, taking in the splendor of The Calf of Man and The Sound along the way.'

Description from

Walks Around Britain

Raad ny Foillan Coastal Path [Isle of Man]
Distance (miles)95

The Isle of Man Coastal Path was 'inaugurated some 25 years ago though Jenkinson suggested it in his guide of 1874 !'.

Description from

Frances Coakley

See also

Isle of Man Coastal Path by Aileen Evans (Cicerone, 2007)

Steam Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)10

'This path follows the old Douglas to Peel railway line ... Information signs are posted about the path as well as picnic stops. Refreshment can be obtained from some of the main villages on the Trail like Crosby and St John.'

Description from

Isle of Man Guide

See also

Steam Heritage Trail [Annierak]

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