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Best Hiking Trails in Isle of Man

Overview

The Isle of Man is an island off the coast of northwest England, a British Crown dependency, that attracts many hikers, despite its lack of high peaks.

Capital: Douglas

When To Hike in Isle of Man?

May – September: Driest, warmest months
April; October: Could be ok
November – March: Rainy
Climate: Temperate with cool summers and mild winters.  Rainfall is consistent throughout the year, driest between Apr & Jun and warmest between June – Sept (but not a huge variation in temp between the seasons). Could technically hike year round here, but the above reflects the more optimal times.

 

Isle of Man Monthly Weather

Accessibility of Hiking

Very Easy:  Many marked paths, there are numerous guides and maps to refer to for the whole island

Transportation required: Public transit available; car is handy

Where to stay on Isle of Man for hiking:

  • Douglas
  • Ramsey

 

Top Places to Hike in Isle of Man

Most of the island lends itself to hiking. Highest Mountain: Snaefell (620 m).

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Snaefell

  • Highest peak
  • Electric railway to the top

Raad ny Foillan

  • The most well known trail, a ‘demanding’ one that does a complete circuit of the island

Isle of Man's Long Distance Trails

  • Raad Ny Foillan – 95 mile trek
  • The Millenium Way
  • The Herring Way

Isle of Man's Walking & Hiking Resources

Isle of Man Hiking Books:

  • Walks on the Isle of Man – free booklet available at tourist office in Douglas 
  • Walking on the Isle of Man: 40 walks exploring the entire island, Cicerone Guide, by Terry Marsh, 2015, Cicerone Press
  • Walking the Isle of Man Coastal Path: Raad ny Foillan – the Way of the Gull; the Millenium and Herring Ways, Cicerone Guide, by Aileen Evans, 2018, Cicerone Press

 

Isle of Man Hiking Associations:

 

Best Hiking Trails in Isle of Man:

You can find more details on hiking these trails from hiking guidebooks, official hiking websites, trail maps/apps, websites, and tourist offices:

  • Raad ny Foillan
  • Snaefell
  • Millennium Way
  • Douglas to Port Soderick
  • Port St. Mary The Sound Café
  • Slieau Ruy and Greeba Mountain
  • Slieu Curn and Slieu Dhoo

Easy Hiking Trails in Isle of Man:

  • Douglas to Groudle Glen
  • Ramsey to Point of Ayre

 

Isle of Man Hiking Websites:

 

Isle of Man Official Tourism Site:  

 

Isle of Man Weather website: 

 

Isle of Man Hiking Apps: 

 

Isle of Man Hiking Maps: 

  • Map of Isle of Man – Ordnance Survey (OS) Landranger Map 95 
  • Map of Isle of Man XT30 – Harvey Maps – Map of Isle of Man XT30 | Harvey Maps   

What Else To Do

  • Medieval castles
  • Manx Museum

Other Important Points