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The Viking of Balladoole

Type:Family Fun

The Viking of Balladoole


Grading: Leisurely

Start: Scarlett Visitor Centre

Finish: Balladoole Historic Monument Site

Activity Season: Spring, summer, autumn, winter

Set off on your adventure and become a real explorer, discovering the eruptive past of Scarlett Point and the intriguing Viking Burial at Balladoole. Follow the child-friendly trail map, to discover fascinating facts and enjoy a handful of interactive activities which will ensure that your family walk is one that won't be forgotten!

Advice and Safety Information

Make sure to print off the child-friendly trail map which can be downloaded below.

Sections of the footpath are steep and narrow in places. Take care in extra strong winds. Dogs are not permitted on sections of this route.

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




  • Distance: 1-5 Miles
  • Grade: Easy/ Leisurely
Scarlett, Castletown

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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Car: Follow the main road into Castletown, and then follow the minor road along Queen Street. There is an off-road car park by the start of the walk. The car park is free-of-charge. There are no marked disabled car parking spaces.

By Bus: A number of bus services can be taken to Castletown town centre. The bus stop is located in Castletwon Square, a 15-20 minute walk from the start of the trail. Bus services include, 1, 1H, 2, 2A, 8, 8A, 11, 12, 12A, N1. Please visit for the latest bus timetable. 

By Rail: Take the steam train and alight at Castletown Train Station.

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