Walking on the Isle of Man

40 walks exploring the entire island

By Terry Marsh

This guidebook contains 40 walking routes on the Isle of Man. The routes range from 2 to 22km and cover diverse landscape from open moorland and wooded glens to beaches and bare mountain tops, all with OS maps. The emphasis is on short, easy to access walks but it is possible to join routes together for a longer trail.


Year-round walking on the Isle of Man is possible, although spring and summer weather is best. April, May and June are driest; May, June and July are sunniest; July and August are warmest.


Peel, Douglas, Castletown, Port Erin, Port St Mary, Ramsey, Kirk Michael


Easy walking, half- to full-day walks.

Must See

Point of Ayre, Snaefell, rocky coastline, lobster in Peel, rolling moorland, spectacular views
30 May 2023
17.20 x 11.60 x .90cm

A guidebook to 40 walking routes on the Isle of Man. The varied selection of day walks, which range from 1 to 14 miles long (2 and 22km) take in the best scenic routes right across this delightful island. Many routes can be combined to create longer more ambitious walks.

The Isle of Man offers the walker a wonderfully diverse range of landscapes within a relatively compact island setting, and the routes reflect this diversity - scale the highest point Snaefell (620m), cross wide-open moorlands, drift over beaches and climb coastal clifftops. The assortment provides walkers with fantastic trails, along with detail on the wildlife, wild flowers, unique history and points of interest encountered.

Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS 1:50,000 maps (blown up to 1:40,000 for greater clarity), there is plenty of practical information on getting to and around the Manx Isle and advice on making the most out of any exploration of the Isle of Man.

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Terry Marsh

Lancashire-born writer and photographer Dr Terry Marsh specialises in the outdoors and travel. He is the author or revision author/editor of over 100 guidebooks, including the award-winning Cicerone guides to the Coast to Coast Walk (first published in 1993), The Shropshire Way (1999) and Great Mountain Days in the Pennines (2013). Terry has a PhD in Historical Geography and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He is a Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.

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