Isle of Man Walking Holidays

Rediscover the simple pleasures of walking countryside unchanged for hundreds of years, all within the tranquillity of an island on our Isle of Man walking Holidays. Only a short hop across the Irish sea from the UK mainland, The Isle of Man is a world away from the stresses and demands of modern day living.

Highlights
  • Visit Castle Rushen in Castletown, a Manx National Heritage Site
  • Fantastic views over the landscape from the headland at Port St Erin
  • See the colourful water wheel at Laxey - the largest of its kind anywhere
  • Cross the causeway over to the beautifully preserved Peel Castle
  • Scenic train journeys by steam and electric rail over the length and breadth of the island
  • Far-reaching views over the landscape from the headland at Port St Erin
  • 7 to 10 nights
  • 94 to 96 mls (view km)
  • Douglas/Port St Mary, North-West England
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Mar to Oct
  • £630

Walking the Isle of Man

Milner's-Tower-Isle-Of-Man-Coastal-Path

Our Isle of Man holidays follow the Raad ny Foillan, the Isle of Man coastal way and a 95 mile trail around the beautiful and dramatic Manx coast. Largely following the coastline, it also takes you through a variety of different Manx terrain, from shingle beaches at the Ayres, over 600 foot hills, cliffs above the Sloc and the coastal sward at Scarlett.

Hiking that Brings you Closer to Nature

Its status as a leading destination in the world to explore nature has led to the island being recognised by UNESCO as a world biosphere region, the first time this prestigious award has been given to an entire country.

Measuring 33 miles by 13, there are few parts of Britain with so many different habitats concentrated in such a small area. Unspoilt beaches, rare flora and fauna and a landscape already known to the Celts and Vikings for over a 1000 years are very much in evidence on holidays to the Isle of Man.

For walking itineraries or further information on Isle of Man coastal routes please call 01291 689774, or e-mail our Walk Team on our contact details below.

Celtic Trails is one of Britain's most experienced walking companies with many years practice in providing tailored walking itineraries for clients who appreciate high standards of service, comfort and organisation.

Path Walkthrough

Isle of Man Coastal Path map
Our Isle of Man Coast Path holiday takes you on a circular walk around the island, starting in Douglas/Port St Mary

The Isle of Man coastal path, also known as Raad ny Foillan (The Way of the Gull), is a walk from coast to coast covering craggy cliffs, pebble beaches and bays that make up the islands coastal routes. Whereas the majority of this path is coastal, there are sections that divert inland (due to issues with landowners), and here walkers can expect forest tracks, country lanes and paved pathways around the island.

Before setting out on this trail, you'd do well to remember that a lot of the landscape is quite wild and this can be felt in some of the more uneven and overgrown sections of the route. Whereas maintenance of the path has come on leaps and bounds over the years, we have found that many sections can be harder to navigate than say, a national trail with a dedicated trail officer to oversee these issues.

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Our Isle of Man Walking holiday Itineraries

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing, single person supplements apply.

Douglas to Douglas

Length: 94.1 miles/151.4km | Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

CodeDurationStart Price 
IOM1a10 nights, 9 days£835 (pp)View Itinerary
IOM28 nights, 7 days£695 (pp)View Itinerary
IOM37 nights, 6 days£630 (pp)View Itinerary

Port St Mary to Port St Mary

Length: 94.1 miles/151.4km | Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

CodeDurationStart Price 
IOM1b10 nights, 9 nights£835 (pp)View Itinerary

Please ensure you check the dates of the annual Isle of Man TT and Classic TT before making an enquiry, accommodation is almost always fully booked during the round-island races.

Douglas to Douglas

Ten nights, Nine days
Price: £835 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £25 (pn)
Holiday Code: IOM1a
DayLocationDistance
Day 1:Arrive Isle of Man - ferry to Douglas
Day 2:Douglas to Ballasalla12.5 miles/20km
Day 3:Ballasalla to Port St Mary8 miles/12.8km
Day 4:Port St Mary to Fleshwick Bay10 miles/16km
Day 5:Fleshwick Bay to Peel11.5 miles/18.4km
Day 6:Peel to Sartfield14 miles/22.5km
Day 7:Sartfield to Bride9.6 miles/22.4km
Day 8:Bride to Ballajora11 miles/17.3km
Day 9:Ballajora to Laxey8 miles/12.8km
Day 10:Laxey to Douglas9.5 miles/15.2km
Day 11:Depart Douglas

Itinerary Information: Ten nights accommodation with nine walking days. Arrive in Douglas on day one, walk from day two and depart from Douglas on morning of day eleven.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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Port St Mary to Port St Mary

Ten nights, Nine days
Price: £835 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £25 (pn)
Holiday Code: IOM1b
DayLocationDistance
Day 1:Arrive Isle of Man - Ronaldsway Airport
Day 2:Port St Mary to Fleshwick Bay10 miles/16km
Day 3:Fleshwick Bay to Peel11.5 miles/18.4km
Day 4:Peel to Sartfield14 miles/22.5km
Day 5:Sartfield to Bride9.6 miles/15.5km
Day 6:Bride to Ballajora11 miles/17.3km
Day 7:Ballajora to Laxey8 miles/12.8km
Day 8:Laxey to Douglas9.5 miles/15.2km
Day 9:Douglas to Ballasalla12.5 miles/20km
Day 10:Ballasalla to Port St Mary8 miles/12.8km
Day 11:Depart Port St Mary

Itinerary Information: Ten nights accommodation with nine walking days. Arrive in Port St Mary on day one, walk from day two and depart from Port St Mary on morning of day eleven.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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Douglas to Douglas

Eight night, Seven days
Price: £695 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £25 (pn)
Holiday Code: IOM2
DayLocationDistance
Day 1:Arrive Isle of Man
Day 2:Douglas to Castletown15.5 miles/24.8km
Day 3:Castletown to Port Erin13.75 miles/22km
Day 4:Port Erin to Peel14.75 miles/23.6km
Day 5:Peel to Sartfield14.5 miles/23.2km
Day 6:Sartfield to Dog Mills14.5 miles/23.2km
Day 7:Dog Mills to Laxey15 miles/24km
Day 8:Laxey to Douglas9.5 miles/15.2km
Day 9:Depart Douglas

Itinerary Information: Eight nights accommodation with seven walking days. Arrive in Douglas on day one, walk from day two and depart from Douglas on morning of day nine.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

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Douglas to Douglas

Seven nights, Six days
Price: £630 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £25 (pn)
Holiday Code: IOM3
DayLocationDistance
Day 1:Arrive Isle of Man
Day 2:Douglas to Ballasalla12.5 miles/20km
Day 3:Ballasalla to Port St Mary8 miles/12.8km
Day 4:Port St Mary to Fleshwick Bay10 miles/16km
Day 5:Fleshwick Bay to Peel; transfer across island to Ramsey11.5 miles/18.4km
Day 6:Ramsey to Laxey13 miles/20.8km
Day 7:Laxey to Douglas9.5 miles/15.2km
Day 8:Depart Douglas

Itinerary Information: Seven nights accommodation with six walking days. Arrive in Douglas on day one, walk from day two and depart from Douglas on morning of day eight.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

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  • What's Included?

    We include:

    • Good standard accommodation at a mixture of Guesthouses, Farmhouses, local Inns and B&B’s with ensuite or private facilities wherever possible
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transfers
    • Personal transfer between accommodation and path where necessary
    • Route planning
    • Walk Pack including Trail Guide, itinerary, accommodation directions and holiday planning
  • Price Info.

    Bank Holidays & Short notice bookings may incur extra charges.

    Rest Days: From £45.00 pp per night

    Single supplements 

    Solo person bookings: £25.00 per night

    Where singles are walking as part of a group (2 or more) and are willing to share a Walk Pack, single room occupancy supplements only will apply.

    Postage Overseas

    £5.00 (Europe), £10.00 (Rest of the World)  per walk pack.

  • Getting There

    By Ferry:

    Manx Ferries, www.manxferries.com and Steam Packet, www.steam-packet.com, both cross from Liverpool and Heysham to The Isle of Man.

    By Air:

    Airlines serving Ronaldsway (Castletown) include:

    www.flybe.com

    www.ba.com

    www.manxflights.com

  • Best Time to Travel

    Due to its location, just west of the mainland, the island is more prone to rainfall than most parts of Britain. However, walkers travelling to the island between the months of March and October should be able to mitigate the chance of having to weather the prolonged showers, coupled with the islands strong south-westerly winds.

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Walker Reviews of Our Isle of Man Walking Holidays

Our past clients rated this walk 4.7 out of 5, read a selection of 5 reviews below.

"We had a great time. The people were very friendly and easy to talk to. Being interested in geology, there was lots to see - especially the Iapetus Suture. The wildlife was excellent: wonderful choughs (over 50 varieties of bird seen)."

4.8 out of 5

April 2017

"Great views, flora and fauna - especially the seals . A great trip overall, would recommend - exceeded expectations."

4.8 out of 5

July 2015

"Enjoyed the whole walk, apart from the incredibly changeable weather!! Everyone that we stayed was kind and helpful-genuinely lovely people. Some of the hosts mentioned how well organised you were - obviously the key to making sure everyone has a memorable holiday! Thanks!"

4.3 out of 5

March 2014

"We had superb weather, 10 days of sunshine, warmth, no rain! Lovely coast, scenery, friendly Manx people. Loved the Electric Railway, well done, thanks for recommending this in the itinerary. An excellent holiday. Thank you."

5 out of 5

June 2015

"The walk from Freshwick Bay to Peel was heavy and long! But we enjoyed it most of the time. So beautiful everywhere. Lesley, thanks again and surely we will go again with Celtic Trails Team."

4.5 out of 5

October 2011

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