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Walking

The Isle of Man is the perfect place for walking.

The biggest local annual walking event is the popular Manx Telecom Parish Walk.  The Parish Walk gets its name as it passes through every parish on the Isle of Man, a total distance of 85 miles (137 km). Full detail can be found on www.parishwalk.com.

There is also a Walking festival, the next due to take place in 2017.  The Festival offers a range of walks of differing difficulties and lengths which are graded individually to suit walkers of all abilities. 

An Isle of Man Walking Guide is available to download here.

Footpaths

We have over 200 footpaths to offer visitors, through more than 300 miles of unchanged countryside and unspoilt beaches - ideal for ramblers and walkers of all ages and abilities. 

From the long distance Raad ny Foillan (Road of the Gull) coastal footpath and the island-long Millenium Way, to others including Bayr ny Skeddan (Herring Road) and the old Railway Lines.  Shorter paths running through villages, towns and through the country-side.

Raad ny Foillan (The Road of the Gull) is a 100-mile coastal footpath of stunning vistas - one of several long distance trails on the Island.  The Isle of Man Government produce a Raad ny Foillan Coastal Footpath Guide which can be downloaded here.

Bayr ny Skeddan (The Herring Road) is a 14-mile walk between Castletown and Peel, based on the route once used by Manx fishermen.

The Millennium Way, 28 miles long, is an historic King's Highway linking the royal landing place at Ramsey with the ancient seat of government and royal residence at Castle Rushen, Castletown.

The Heritage Trail, 10.5 miles in length, is an easy walk along disused railway lines from the Quarterbridge in Douglas to Peel.