Isle of Man Walking Festival
Walk in the footsteps of the Island’s Viking and Celtic ancestors across some of the most stunning countryside in the British Isles.
Re-discover the pleasure of walking at the Isle of Man’s annual Walking Festival which takes place between May 12th and 17th 2013.
The festival offers five days of walks located across the Island which are graded individually to suit walkers of all abilities.
Each walk is led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will journey with you across the ever changing landscape of austere moorland, lush valleys, wooded glens, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs.
Experienced walkers can tackle the Island’s most challenging route - the Raad Ny Foillan. This 95 mile coastal footpath, which weaves its way around the Island’s perimeter, is not for the fainthearted with walkers expected to travel around 20 miles per day.
For those looking for something slightly easier why not try the eight mile walk from Port St Mary to Port Erin? This is one of the most picturesque walks on the festival programme and is popular with wildlife enthusiasts as it hugs the coastline offering some great vantage points.
During the festival you’ll also have the chance to sample the Island’s arts and entertainment scene, try fresh local produce and travel on the Island’s impressive heritage railway network.
The Isle of Man Walking Festival takes place at numerous locations around the Island.
Many people visiting for the festival choose to centre themselves in the Island’s capital, Douglas.
Your festival programme will highlight where and when walks start and finish, how long they will take and what transport is available to you.
All walks are scheduled to tie in with the Island’s bus and railway network, which means means getting around the Island is easy.
All social activities, which are arranged as part of the festival, take place at the Villa Marina on Harris Promenade in Douglas.
Isle of Man Event Services are offering all inclusive festival packages, including:
- 6 nights at a B&B with return sea travel from £350.00 pp View offer.
Alternatively you can make your own travel and accommodation arrangements and just pay for individual walks on a pay and go basis.