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Type:Walking Route

Douglas Railway Station


Grading: Leisurely
Distance: 9.66 km / 6 miles

Start & Finish: Douglas Steam Railway Station

This walk gives you a glmpse into how the Victorians spent their holidays on the Isle of Man plus the (very important) opportunity to greet the Little People. Make sure to stop at the Great Camera Obscura on Douglas Head, where Risso Dolphins and Basking sharks may be spotted within the waters, during the summer months. Over the winter months, Bottlenose dolphins and Minke Dolphins may be sited.

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 include un-surfaced rural paths and tracks. Walking boots and suitable clothing are recommended.



  • Distance: 5-10 Miles
  • Grade: Easy/ Leisurely

Map & Directions

Road Directions

All major routes to Douglas. Day parking at Shaws Brow or Chester Street.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: All major routes serve Douglas.

By Rail: The Isle pf Man Steam Railway Douglas terminus is located at the top of North Quay and the starting point for this walk.

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