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Walking Holiday on the Coastal and Moorland Footpath
The Isle of Man on the Raad ny Foillan

Walking holiday on Isle of Man in UK

Enjoy a self-guided around island hiking tour on the 93 mile footpath around the coastline of the Isle of Man in the UK on the Raad NY Foillan
(The Way of the Gull),
with inland moorland alternative.

This walking holiday offers an amazing variety of terrain, from the rugged cliffs, mountains, moorland, glens, beaches and dunes.

Walking holiday on Isle of Man Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
93 miles
Min/max daily distance:
9.5/16.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
Online booking available! Douglas on Walking holiday on Isle of Man
Day 1: Arrive Douglas, Isle of Man    
You start this hiking tour on the Isle of Man by arriving in Douglas. There are ferry services from Liverpool and Heysham, or you can fly into Isle of Man airport.
Walking Holiday on Isle of Man Day 2: Douglas to Castletown    16 miles, moderate   Max height gain 300ft
You start walking on the Raad NY Foillan by heading south from Douglas along the cliff top. At Port Soderick the route goes briefly inland through Port Soderick Glen then back to the coast around to Port Grenaugh, Port Soldrick and Derbyhaven. You overnight at Castletown on the south coast.
Day 3: Castletown to Port Erin    14 miles, moderate   Max height gain 400ft
Your hiking today starts out around Scarlett Point and then along Carrick Bay to Port St Mary. Then around Kallow Point to Black Head and Spanish Head from where you can see the Calf of Man. The walking route continues along the cliff tops to Port Erin on the west coast. There are optional inland walks to the Cregneash Folk Village.
Port Erin on Walking Holiday on Isle of Man
Peel on Walking holiday on Isle of Man Day 4: Port Erin to Peel    14.5 miles, strenuous    Max height gain 1,434ft
Leaving Port Erin you climb around Bradda Hill and up on to the high ground at Carnanes. A stunning coastal walk along the undulating cliff tops via the hamlet of Dalby and Glen Maye. You overnight at the interesting seaside town of Peel which has a great castle and beach.
Optional Day 1: Day exploring Peel or simply have a rest day
Day 5: Peel to Douglas    10 miles, easy
An easy walk across the centre of the Isle of Man along the Steam Heritage Trail. You can visit Tynwald Hill and Arboretum at St Johns.
Tynwald on Isle of Man walking holiday with Let's Go Walking
Walk the Millennium Way on Isle of Man with Let's Go Walking Day 6: Douglas to Ramsey    16.5 miles, moderate     Max height gain 1,500ft
A glorious moorland walk along the spine of the Isle of Man along the Millennium Way. You walk around the slopes of Snaefell and there is an option to walk to the summit or take the electric train.
Day 7: Ramsey to Laxey    13 miles, moderate  Max height gain 650ft
From Ramsey the Isle of Man Coastal Footpath resumes the cliff top around Maughold Head. The walking route turns briefly inland so that you can enjoy walking in Ballaglass Glen, Glen Mona and Dhoon Glen. You overnight at Laxey where the world famous Laxey Wheel is worth a visit.
Laxey Wheel on Walking holiday on Isle of Man
Snaefell Mountain Railway on Walking holiday on Isle of Man
Optional Day 2: Day exploring Laxey
Take an optional extra day to visit the Laxey Wheel and take the Snaefell Mountain Railway from Laxey to the top of Snaefell, the highest point on the Isle of Man at 621 metres (2,037 ft).
Loaghtan sheep on Walking holiday on Isle of Man
Day 8: Laxey to Douglas   9.5 miles, moderate   Max height gain 350ft  
On your final day on the Raad nyFoillan you are walking through undulating countryside and farmland along Laxey Bay, around Clay Head and back to Douglas.
Day 9: Depart Douglas, Isle of Man
You depart after breakfast, or spend some time exploring.
This walking holiday on this wonderful coastal path of the Isle of Man can be walked over 7 days at about 14 miles per day. Why not take a rest day, explore the wonderful beaches or the many inland paths. We include your luggage transfers so all you have to do is enjoy this superb coastal walk.
This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The above distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of England or the UK. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available. A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.

Isles of Man Coastal and Moorland Footpath 9 day itinerary:
7 days walking and 8 nights accommodation
single occ
solo traveller
Book Isle of Man walking holiday online now
All prices subject to change
Extra nights from £38 per person per night
Optional Accommodation Upgrades
Can be added when booking online
Subject to availability                  Supplement per person per night
Douglas Double/Twin Single Room
Empress Hotel £20.00 £30.00

What's included
in your UK walking holiday
on Isle of Man

  • accommodation at high quality accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries, maps and guide book
Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let's Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.
Cicerone's Guide Book to walking holiday on Isle of Man

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
on Isle of Man

  • upgrade to the region's most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • rest days
Harvey's map to walking holiday on Isle of Man

Not included
in your UK Walking Holiday
on Isle of Man

  • travel to Isle of Man
  • lunches and dinners
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Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals:
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches:
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.
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