WALKING THE PERFECT WAY TO SEE THE ISLE OF MAN
The Isle of Man has an incredible range of breath-taking landscapes. So what better way to explore it than on foot along its many trails and footpaths? Let us take you and all your walking gear over to the island, where you’ll enjoy a relaxing trip on-board before beginning your walking adventure and with a great selection of Car Offers and Foot Passenger Offers available, now's the perfect time to book.
FROM A STROLL TO A TREK
No matter what kind of walk you’re after, or what type of walker you are, you will find your perfect walking experience here. There’s a range of diverse terrains for you to enjoy, whether it’s trekking over rugged cliffs, strolling through gentle rolling hills, admiring picturesque landscapes, or exploring hidden coves.
If you’re after a real challenge, take on the Raad Ny Foillan ; the 95 mile coastal path around the entire Island. Created to mark the Island’s “Heritage Year” celebrations in 1986, it forms a complete loop around the Manx coastline and passes through terrain varying from shingle beaches at Ayres to 600 feet high hills and cliffs.
There’s also some challenging events you could participate in, including the Island’s ultimate road walking endurance event; the 24-hour, 85 mile Parish Walk, or take on the End 2 End Walk that takes participants from the Island’s most northerly point to its most southerly tip.
EXPLORE THE ISLAND ON FOOT
Many of the Island’s best sites are featured in some Self-Guided walks, which vary in grading, location and length.
The Silverdale Glen and Castletown walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful Manx countryside, where you can explore the historical Rushen Abbey and Castletown.
Magnificent views of Snaefell, the Great Laxey Wheel, King Orry’s Grave and the picturesque village of Laxey can be seen in one 4-mile walk on the east of the Island.
On the west coast, enjoy a scenic walk that takes in two beautiful glens (Glen Mooar and Glen Wyllin), a nature reserve and a waterfall; what more could you want?
WALK WITH FAIRIES AND GHOSTS
If you fancy walks of a different kind, there are some unique opportunities on the Island. Walk the historic, winding streets of Douglas, Peel, Castletown and Ramsey on the Ghost Walks, discovering strange and chilling incidents from Manx historical and mythical past.
The ‘Real’ Fairy Bridge walk gives you a chance to greet the ‘Little People’. A Manx superstition is to greet the fairies when you cross the bridge; it is considered unlucky not to greet them.
CONSERVATION WALKS TO RAILWAY WALKS
Many of the Island’s societies offer interesting organised walks.
The Manx Footpath Conservation Group, a group affiliated to The Ramblers, offer a variety of walks throughout the year, a great way of seeing the ever changing flora and fauna and wildlife of the Island.
The Steam Railway Walks, the longest narrow gauge steam line in Britain that still uses its original locomotives and carriages, offers a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful south of the Island.
You could travel to the summit of the Island’s only mountain on the Snaefell Mountain Railway, giving you breath-taking views, and then trek down at your own pace through the beautiful landscape.
Go-Mann Adventures also offer a number of guided walks. They offer a two-day course aimed at beginners to develop skills, confidence and inspiration to get out walking in the hills.
Bring your car on board and pack in all your walking gear. Simply drive off the ferry and enjoy the freedom to explore every inch of the Isle of Man’s beautiful scenery. We have some great offers available including our very popular car offers. Or perhaps travel on foot and take advantage of our foot passenger offers.
Bring your car on board and pack everything you need for your nature adventure, including binoculars for bird-watchers. Take advantage of our great car offers and enjoy the convenience of driving off the ferry when you arrive to start exploring at your leisure.