With 40% of the Island uninhabited and covered with stunning landscapes, you can experience a variety of walks ranging from leisurely ambles to tough hikes. Conquer majestic trails along the Raad ny Foillan's iconic coastal path or challenge yourself by climbing the incredible summits – we guarantee an unforgettable trip full of breath-taking moments!

Easily reached by ferry or plane in as little as 30 minutes from the UK and Ireland, the Isle of Man provides an intriguing and welcome escape so close to home.

In this blog, we’re sharing three Isle of Man walks with the best views. Let’s dive in!

#1: Port St Mary to Port Erin
 

Embark on a journey of exploration with this unforgettable walk around the Island's south coast, along a section of the Island’s coastal footpath, Raad ny Foillan. Begin in the charming fishing village of Port St Mary, where you can fuel up with an energising coffee from one of the local favourites like The Sugarloaf Cafe, Corner House Coffee or the Port St Mary Golf Pavilion Cafe.

As you stroll along the picturesque coastline around Kallow Point, be prepared for some amazing views! Carry on along the footpaths until finally reaching 'The Chasms', home to magnificent geological wonders. During certain times of year keep watch for Guillemots and Razorbills nesting among towering walls at the extraordinary Sugarloaf Rock.

A person and a dog on the Raad ny Foillan

Next you’ll reach The Sound, the Island’s most southern tip. Pop into The Sound Cafe - the perfect spot to reward yourself with some delicious food and drink while taking in panoramic views of the Calf of Man. If you're lucky, you might also spot some sunbathing seals on the rocky Kitterland.

After refuelling, it's time to embark on the next part of your trek into Port Erin. Feast your eyes on natural beauty at its finest - from sparkling coastline views, vibrant gorse and heather plants to giant rock formations! The anticipation builds with each step as the beautiful bay comes into view until finally, after winding down through more captivating scenery – you’ll arrive in the gorgeous Port Erin!

After miles of exploring, it’s time for a much-deserved reward. There are plenty of options in Port Erin such as treating yourself to a refreshing pint of Bushy’s ale at The Bay or the delicious Isle of Man craft wine at Foraging Vinters. Depending on the time of the year, you can take the steam train to Douglas from Port Erin Railway Station.

People enjoying drinks at Foraging Vintners as the sun sets in Port Erin

#2: Niarbyl to Peel
 

From fairy tale coves to winding pathways, this section of the Raad Ny Foillan offers an enchanting glimpse of nature's beauty. With clifftop views and a variety of terrains in just a short distance, it’s one trail you don't want to miss!

Start at  Niarbyl Bay where you can see spectacular views of rolling hills and on a clear day you can see the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland. If you have time, check out Niarbyl Beach for a unique geological experience - stand with each foot on two ancient rocks from different continents - formed over 400 million years ago by a powerful earth faultline!

It’s also an extraordinary place to dip in cold water – both in the sea and in the plunge pool by the waterfall.

Climb out of Niarbyl, continue along the coastal footpath and discover another exciting hidden gem - Glen Maye. You’ll be captivated by its majestic waterfall, peaceful river and tranquil atmosphere.

Two people on a bridge admiring the surroundings in Glen Maye

Continue along the winding coastal path, surrounded by stunning views of the uninterrupted sea. You’ll eventually come to Peel Hill and its iconic Corrin's Folly before descending into Peel itself - with gorgeous sights of Peel Castle and Fenella Beach.

If you would like to uncover the rich history of the Island, wander around the ancient walls of Peel Castle or visit the House Of Manannan Museum. Don’t miss the chance for a leisurely walk along Peel Promenade and indulge yourself in scrumptious treats from Davison's Ice Cream or Roots By the Sea – both big favourites with the locals!

Views of Peel Castle

#3: Snaefell to Ramsey
 

Enjoy unforgettable panoramas from the highest point of the Isle of Man, then wander through lush hills and descend towards Ramsey's quaint beauty.

This is a strenuous walk, and a great activity in a group with Go-Mann Adventures.

You’ll head to the top of Snaefell Mountain the easy way up via Snaefell Mountain Railway or walk up from the Bungalow. Don't forget to refuel with a quick beverage from Victory Café before you make your ascent to the top of Snaefell!

At 2,034 feet above sea level you may be able to see the seven kingdoms: Isle of Man, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, plus the Kingdom of Heaven and Seas.

Two walkers sat at the top of Snaefell admiring the views

Enjoy the feeling of freedom at an amazing height as you walk along the rounded ridge to Clagh Ouyr and North Barrule, where a breath-taking view awaits. From this summit, be amazed by the coastlines of Ireland, Cumbria, Wales and Scotland! You'll even get a different view of the Isle of Man that is not obscured by the central hills.

Take a journey down some winding paths and enjoy the stunning vista of Ramsey Bay. Meander on past Ballure Reservoir and Glen until you reach the tranquil Ramsey Beach. Discover the extensive sands, the extraordinary Queens Pier and appreciate views of the magnificent hills and Albert Tower.

Take time to walk around Ramsey, a coastal town with a high street known for small independent boutiques and cafes. If in season you can get on the Manx Electric Railway from Ramsey Station to return to Douglas.

The Isle of Man really is an extraordinary place, no matter if you're a keen walker or just looking to take in the scenery.

There is no better place than the Isle of Man to enjoy a perfect combination of breath-taking views and outdoor activities. From the wonderful coastal scenery in Port St Mary and the enchanting waterfall in Glen Maye, to the summit of Snaefell, you'll discover many extraordinary sights.

Find more information on how to start planning your extraordinary story here.

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