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Walking on the Isle of Man

40 walks exploring the entire island

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 walks exploring the Isle of Man. Covering the whole island, including the mountains, coast and National Glens, there are walks to suit all abilities, from shorter low-level routes to longer and more demanding excursions.

With many walks accessible by public transport, the routes range from 2 to 23km (1–14 miles) and take in waterfalls, historical sites of interest and the island’s highest mountains, Snaefell and North and South Barrule.

  • 1:50,000 OS maps, reproduced at 1:40,000, included for each walk
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • Notes on refreshments and parking
  • Information on local geology, history, culture, plants and wildlife
  • Brief summaries of five longer routes, including the 153km (95 mile) Raad ny Foillan (Isle of Man Coast Path, covered in a separate Cicerone guide)

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Terry Marsh Cicerone author MARSH

By 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 fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), a Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA (Scot)).

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