The Isle of Man
(somewhere between England and Ireland!)
We went to the Isle of Man for a family holiday in July 2005, and found some superb walking routes while we were there. Although the highest point is Snaefell (621m) and there are other hills with tracks across them, many of the best hiking trails seemed to be along sections of the coast, and in the Glens that run down to it. We enjoyed several easy walks, but didn’t attempt any longer hikes across the higher hills.
The walks in the Glens are well signposted and have good paths. The clifftop walks from Port Erin in the south-west corner and from Peel were also easy to follow, but a bit more strenuous. Links are provided at the foot of this page to all the detailed walking stories.
- The most memorable highlights were the clifftop walks from Port Erin
- The best bit was seeing the seals at the end of that walk
- The other thing that was special was the old trains linking up the glen walks and the towns
- I had never seen so many wild flowers before – especially different shades of purple!
We didn’t climb Snaefell on foot, so it would be good if anyone else who has climbed it could send in a story to this website!
Read more background on the island>, including information on long distance routes and other walking options from the tourist guidebook, and some comments on "climbing" Snaefell.
Mount Murray Hotel where we stayed - see the Marown & St Mark's walk.
(To order the stories by name, date, country or type click on the appropriate heading)
|Isle of Man - more information on walking holidays in the island||England||Town and City walks||03/11/2006|
|Marown and St Marks Old Churches, the Isle of Man||England||Countryside and easy hill walks||21/09/2006|
|Ballaglass Glen and Doon Glen, east coast between Douglas and Ramsay, the Isle of Man||England||Countryside and easy hill walks||21/09/2006|
|Port Erin clifftop walk to see the Calf of Man||England||Countryside and easy hill walks||21/09/2006|
|Bradda Head coastal walk from Port Erin||England||Countryside and easy hill walks||21/09/2006|
|Peel Castle and Corrins Hill Monument (148m - about 500 ft) - coastal and clifftop walk||England||Countryside and easy hill walks||21/09/2006|