3: Port St Mary to Port Erin Raad ny Foillan

Type:Walking Route

3: Port St Mary to Port Erin Raad ny Foillan

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Grading: Moderate
Distance: 11 km / 7 miles

Start: Port St Mary Alfred Pier
Finish: Port Erin Bay

With cinematic views, pass sheer cliffs, historic villages and wonderful wildlife. This walk around the Island's southern coast is a favourite amongst walkers and possibly one of the best coastal walks in the British Isles, which can also be enjoyed at a comfortable pace.

This unforgettable section of the Raad ny Foillan offers tremendous opportunities to see a contrast of scenery as well as marine wildlife. The terrain changes as you leave Port St Mary from grassy footpaths to moorland and cliffs.  A short detour will take you to the rocky Chasms or around the Manx Folk Village of Cregneash. Take a refreshing break at  the half-way point, Cregneash Tea Rooms or The Sound, where you can spot seals sunbathing on the rocky Kitterland, and enjoy parnoramic views of the Calf of Man.

Advice and Safety Information

Sections of the footpath are steep and narrow in places. Take care in extra strong winds. Dogs are not permitted on the section of the footpath between the Sound and Port Erin. Most suitable for older children although the most family friendly section is from The Sound to Port Erin.

Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. The route will include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and suitable clothing are essential.



  • Distance: 5-10 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Services 1, 2, 10, 10A, 11, 11A, 12, 12A connect Douglas or Port Erin with Port St Mary.

By Rail: Take the Steam Train starting from Douglas or Port Erin, alight at Port St Mary Station.

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