7 to 10 nights
96 to 96 mls (km)
North-West England
Moderate to Challenging
Mar to Oct

Isle of Man Walking Holidays

  • 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

Walking the Isle of Man

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 takes you through a variety of different Manx terrain, from shingle beaches at the Ayres, over 600 ft hills, cliffs above the Sloc and the coastal sward at Scarlett.

📷Peel Castle Peel-Castle-Isle-of-Man-Coastal-Path

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 dependency.

Measuring 33 miles by 13, there are few parts of the British Isles 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 1,000 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 team via 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.

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

Path Walkthrough

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 island's coastal routes. Whereas the majority of this path is coastal, there are sections that divert inland, and here walkers can expect forest tracks, country lanes and paved pathways around the island.

This does result in degree of road walking on the trail. Where this is required, it is mostly along small, quiet country lanes but there are stretches that follow the main road, especially between Douglas and Port St Mary.

Please note the landscape can be quite wild and this can be felt in some of the more uneven and overgrown sections of the route. Although maintenance of the path has progressed over the years, we have found that many sections can be harder to navigate in comparison with that of a National Trail. 

Our Isle of Man Coastal Path Itineraries

  • Douglas to Douglas
    Distance: 96 miles (154km)
    10 Nights, 9 Days
    from £1240 pp
    Douglas to Douglas
        10 nights, 9 days
    Ref: IOM1a
    Grade: Classic
    8 Nights, 7 Days
    from £1025 pp
    Douglas to Douglas
        8 nights, 7 days
    Ref: IOM2
    Grade: Classic
    7 Nights, 6 Days
    from £900 pp
    Douglas to Douglas
        7 nights, 6 days
    Ref: IOM3
    Grade: Classic
  • Port St Mary to Port St Mary
    Distance: 96 miles (154km)
    10 Nights, 9 Days
    from £1210 pp
    Port St Mary to Port St Mary
        10 nights, 9 days
    Ref: IOM1b
    Grade: Classic
    • Good standard accommodation at a mixture of guesthouses, farmhouses, local Inns and B&Bs with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transfers
    • Personal transfer between accommodation and path that form a part of our standard package
    • Route planning
    • Walk pack including Trail Guide and mapping, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch and dinner information, restaurant recommendations and holiday planning details

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Our Isle of Man Coastal Path holidays are available to walk March to October.

    Please note: accommodation during the annual Isle of Man TT and Classic TT motorbike races tends to get fully booked a year in advance. We advise clients to check their dates beforehand to avoid disappointment in availability. For more info visit www.iomtt.com

    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:



    Looking for different mileages or a different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.

    Isle of Man Coastal Path Client Reviews

    4.6/5 based on 30 reviews
    Excellent service, good supporting documents and all our walk details on.
    - September 2023
    The Isle of Man is an excellent place to go walking, the people are very friendly and welcoming and the Celtic Trails organisation was efficient.
    - July 2023
    With Celtic Trails, we felt confident that we were in safe hands. This was an enjoyable and relaxing holidays.
    - June 2023
    Celtic Trails were reasonably priced, responsive and helpful.
    - June 2023
    We would definitely recommend Celtic Trails to others - this was quite simply one of the best holidays we have ever had. We loved the sense of purpose and the challenge. The sea air, wonderful views and unique experience of Manx life, culture and welcome has left us longing for a return visit and a desire for other members of our family to discover the IOM.
    - May 2023
    Celtic Trails are a very efficient family run company based in Wales offering a carefully priced portfolio of self guided walks. Have already booked Jersey / Guernsey for next year.
    - September 2022
    Celtic Trails are efficient and friendly. Nothing is ever perfect, but on the whole we had a really good holiday, better than just good. It all worked and we had plenty of good times. Rooms were all up to standard and the luggage transfers all worked.
    - September 2022
    Celtic Trails were very helpful and put together a plan that worked well for accommodation and transfers in an area with limited options. Thank you for making this trek possible.
    - June 2022
    Celtic Trails were professional, efficient and good value. Staff were polite and friendly. Thank you for organising our lovely holiday.
    - June 2022
    Fourth time lucky getting to the Isle of Man, due to Covid. Celtic Trails were friendly, helpful and efficient - would recommend.
    - June 2022
    Celtic Trails were efficient, friendly and well planned. We would recommend.
    - May 2022
    Well organised with good choice of accommodation.
    - July 2021
    It all worked very well. We needed a holiday after a protracted house move and felt the benefit of it. We were certainly fitter at the end.
    - October 2019
    Everyone was very well planned and everyone was very helpful. We enjoyed the scenery and the people we met along the way. Our hosts were very welcoming and we were very lucky to have only one wet day.
    - September 2019
    Celtic Trails were professional, attentive and organised with a personal touch. The Isle of Man is like stepping back in time - the Manxies are friendly and rightly proud and love their island. A sea swim at Luxey was the icing on the cake. Electric railway and steam train - a funky twist to add to the walk - truly unique. The path is much improved - better marked than 2017.
    - September 2019
    Kate was great in helping us every step along the way. Celtic Trails were friendly, professional with great communication. The people, scenery and accommodations were outstanding.
    - July 2019
    Celtic Trails were efficient. This holiday had a good impact on my health and well-being.
    - June 2019
    Celtic Trails were very well organised - we would recommend them to a friend.
    - June 2019
    Good sea food, good landscape, friendly hosts/residents, good beer! Lovely weather - v. impressive! Done South West Coast Path, Isle Of Wight, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle Of Man, Anglesey next.
    - June 2019
    I would recommend Celtic Trails - they were better than other companies because the provided more information and the quality of the accommodation they use is better.
    - June 2019
    We would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend. We were disappointed with the Isle of Man - lots of road walking. Not really a coastal path, like S. West Coast Path or Pembrokeshire.
    - May 2019
    I would describe Celtic Trails as an excellent choice - much better than other companies I've walked with. Hadrian's Wall next.
    - March 2019
    Very good
    - September 2018
    We would use you again.
    - July 2018
    I loved the wonderful views and the flowers.
    - June 2018
    "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)."
    - April 2017
    "Great views, flora and fauna - especially the seals . A great trip overall, would recommend - exceeded expectations."
    - July 2015
    "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."
    - June 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!"
    - March 2014
    "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."
    - October 2011
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