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Railway Ramble: Port Soderick Station, Port Soderick Glen, Marine Drive and Douglas Head

Type:Walking Route

Railway Ramble: Port Soderick Station, Port Soderick Glen, Marine Drive and Douglas Head


Grading: Leisurely
Distance: 7.4 km / 4.6 miles

Start: Port Soderick Station
Finish: Douglas Harbour

Discover some of the best coastal views the Island has to offer whilst walking from Port Soderick to Douglas Harbour, the Victorian Steam Railway terminus. Walk along the beach to the quiet pathway that hugs the cliff-top Take a glimpse into the Islands Victorian past by visiting the Great Camera Obscura on route. This is a must if staying around Douglas no matter what the weather.

Make sure to check the opening dates and times of the Great Camera Obscura before setting off on your walk. Typical opening months are between May and mid-September. 

Advice and Safety Information

Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. The route will includeun-surfaced rural paths and tracks. Walking boots and suitable clothing are recommended.



  • Distance: 1-5 Miles
  • Grade: Easy/ Leisurely
Port Soderick Station, Port Soderick

Add Railway Ramble: Port Soderick Station, Port Soderick Glen, Marine Drive and Douglas Head to your Itinerary

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Service 29 connects Douglas with Port Soderick (limited weekday service only).

By Rail: Take the steam train starting from Douglas or Port Erin, alight at Port Soderick Station.

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