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Walk the Isle of Man: Friday 3 - Ballasalla, Langness, Castletown

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Douglas Railway Station

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IM1 2ER Douglas

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Friday 3 - Moderate (also available as Monday 3 Moderate)

Ballasalla – Ronaldsway – St Michael’s Isle – Langness – Castletown

13 km/8 miles. Height gained 110 m/360 feet. About 4.5 hours walking

Description: Coastal and riverside walk in the south of the Island mostly following part of the Raad ny Foillan/Way of the Gull long distance coastal footpath but also some riverside walking.

We take the 09:50 steam train (booked) from Douglas Railway Station to Ballasalla and then head through the outskirts of the village to reach the coast next to Ronaldsway airport. The route then follows the coast through Derbyhaven onto the long peninsula of Langness and the little rocky outcrop of St Michael’s Isle with its chapel and Civil War fort. We head south on the rugged east side of Langness and back through the bird reserve and ASSI at Sandwick round the bay to Castletown: the Island’s former capital. The route then follows the Silverburn back to Ballasalla for a return to Douglas by bus (not booked). Options for return to be provided when timetables are confirmed.

What we may see: Limestone and volcanic rock, coastal wildlife, sea birds, gulls, choughs, ravens, salt marsh species, ducks, waders, herons, 12th/13th century chapel, Civil War fort, Langness lighthouse, Castle Rushen, Rushen Abbey

What to expect: Coastal and riverside walking on open ground, footpaths and country roads mainly on the flat.

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Transport options for getting to and from the walk with individual ticket purchase.

Individual ticket prices booked through Eventbrite do not include travel to/from the walks on public transport. Standard ticket charges for this will apply and are to be paid by the participant.

The option to book the event package is available through Isle of Man Event Services on 01624 664460.

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