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Walk the Isle of Man: Thursday 5 - Douglas, Raad ny Foillan, Castletown

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Thursday 5 - Strenuous

Douglas – Castletown on the Raad ny Foillan

26 km/16 miles. Height gained 350 m/1148 feet. About 6.5 hours walking

Description: Follow the Raad ny Foillan/Way of the Gull long distance coastal footpath down the east coast from the modern capital Douglas to the old capital Castletown in the southeast corner of the Island.

We begin our walk in Douglas and head up Douglas Head then follow the metalled surface of Marine Drive south to Port Soderick. We walk through Port Soderick Glen and along an inland stretch of road, then head back for the coast and a route which keeps tight to headlands and bays, passing a number of Iron Age and Norse promontory forts and arriving at Ronaldsway and Derbyhaven. We follow the beach to Castletown and finish our walk by medieval Castle Rushen. Return to Douglas by bus (not booked). Options for return to be provided when timetables are confirmed.

This coastal path keeps to the edge of the Island where it can, and has some near vertical drops near it, giving great views along the coast with routes around small bays and inlets. In a couple of places it comes inland on a stretch of main road.

What we may see: Coastal wildlife, gulls, choughs, peregrine falcons, waders and ducks. Iron age and Norse promontory forts. Medieval Castle Rushen. Geology.

What to expect: A mix of coastal, cliff top and beach-side walking with some road walking where necessary.

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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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