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Walk the Isle of Man: Friday 5 - Port St Mary, The Sound, Bradda Head, PtE

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IM9 5DS Port St Mary

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Friday 5 - Strenuous (first part of this route also available as Monday 2 Moderate and Wednesday 3 Moderate)

Port St Mary – The Sound – Port Erin – Bradda Head – Port Erin

21.5 km/13.5 miles. Height gained 570m/1870 feet. About 6.5 hours walking

Description: One of the Island’s favourite coastal walks in the southwest of the Island and rated as one of the best coastal walks around the Irish Sea. Explore part of the Raad ny Foillan/Way of the Gull long distance coastal footpath and then head over Bradda Head and back for Port Erin.

We take the bus from Douglas to Port St Mary (not booked) and walk along the spectacular coastal cliffs and bays round the southwest corner of the Isle of Man past the geological fissures known as the Chasms and by two Iron Age promontory forts to the Sound, overlooking the Calf of Man and Kitterland, then continue up the west coast to Port Erin Bay and Port Erin. We walk around the bay and onto Bradda Head, exploring Milner’s Tower and mining remains on the way. After reaching the top of Bradda Head we have a steep descent into Fleshwick and then back on an easy tracks and road to Port Erin for a return by bus (not booked) to Douglas. Recommended outward transport times and options for return to be provided when timetables are confirmed.

What we may see: Coastal wildlife, sea birds, gulls, choughs, ravens, grey seals at the Sound. Geology. Iron Age promontory forts. Port Erin and Port Erin Bay. Bradda Head mining and Milner’s Tower.

What to expect: Mostly natural footpath along the coast and cliff, moorland areas, rocky surfaces. Café and toilets at the Sound. Coast and cliff from the Sound to steep descent to Fleshwick and gentler return to Port Erin.

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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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