Walking on the Isle of Man
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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, accessible 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
40 half to full day walks on the coast and fells of the Isle of Man are explored in this guidebook. Most of the walks are short and accessible for walkers of all abilities. For walkers looking for a greater challenge, there are longer adventures and plenty of opportunities to combine routes.
Walking on the Isle of Man is a clear demonstration of an island's ability to pack a diverse range of landscapes and walking into a small area. The Isle of Man is no exception, and the routes in this guide scale mountains like Snaefell, cross wide open moorlands, drift over beaches and scale coastal clifftops.
The assortment provides walkers with fantastic trails, along with detail on the wildlife, wild flowers, unique history and points of interest that the walks encounter. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS maps, 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.
About the Isle of Man
History and culture
Geology and vegetation
A wealth of wild flowers
The Three Legs of Man
Walking and access
Using this guide
Walk 1 Ayres, Point of Ayre and Bride
Walk 2 Sulby and the Millennium Way
Walk 3 Slieu Curn and Slieu Dhoo
Walk 4 Orrisdale and Glen Trunk
Walk 5 Kirk Michael and Slieau Freoaghane
Walk 6 Slieau Freoaghane and Sartfell
Walk 7 Sulby Reservoir
Walk 8 Upper Sulby Glen
Walk 9 A taste of the Millennium Way
Walk 10 Maughold Brooghs and Port Mooar
Walk 11 Cornaa and Ballaglass Glen
Walk 12 Dhoon Glen
Walk 13 Clagh Ouyr and North Barrule
Walk 14 Snaefell from the Bungalow
Walk 15 Laxey, Agneash and King Orry’s Grave
Walk 16 The Snaefell Mines
Walk 17 Groudle Glen and Baldrine
Walk 18 Crosby, Baldwin and Union Mills
Walk 19 Slieau Ruy and Greeba Mountain
Walk 20 Peel Hill and Corrins Hill
Walk 21 St John’s, Patrick and the Heritage Trail
Walk 22 Glen Maye, the coast path and Patrick
Walk 23 Glen Maye, Niarbyl Bay and Dalby Mountain
Walk 24 Glen Maye to Glen Rushen
Walk 25 Glen Maye, Glen Rushen and the Postman’s Path
Walk 26 Cronk ny Arrey Laa
Walk 27 South Barrule Summit
Walk 28 South Barrule Forest Walk and Corlea Plantation
Walk 29 Lhiattee ny Beinnee and Fleshwick Bay
Walk 30 Bradda Head and Bradda Hill
Walk 31 Port Erin to Peel
Walk 32 Mull Hill, Spanish Head and The Chasms
Walk 33 Mull Hill and Cregneash
Walk 34 Port St Mary, The Sound and Port Erin
Walk 35 Colby Glen, Ballakilpheric and Bay ny Carrickey
Walk 36 Scarlett Point
Walk 37 Silverdale Glen
Walk 38 Port Grenaugh, Port Soldrick and Cass ny Hawin
Walk 39 Port Grenaugh and Santon Head
Walk 40 Derbyhaven, St Michael’s Island and Langness
Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Longer waymarked walks
Appendix C Useful contacts
Appendix D Further reading
Appendix E Glossary of Manx terms and place names
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Dr Terry Marsh is a Lancashire-based award-winning writer and photographer who specialises in the outdoors, the countryside, walking and travel worldwide. He has been writing books since the mid-1980s, and is the author of over 100 titles.
Terry holds a PhD in Historical Geography and a Master of Arts degree (with Distinction) in Lake District Studies, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot), a member of the National Union of Journalists, and an Honorary Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
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