COASTAL WALKING ESSENTIALS
Time of year, weather, daylight hours and tide times.
Raad ny Foillan is a coastal path. Slippery tracks and misty clifftops can be tricky, as can strong winds, high tides and darkness, so check the weather as part of your planning process. Plan when you walk carefully and set off early. Apart from anything, you want the light to take in the amazing scenery!
How difficult is the Island’s coastal path?
The Raad ny Foillan could be described as undulating rather than mountainous. If you’re a strong walker with a good pace you can hope to manage each section in eight to nine hours.
Weather and blisters are your biggest enemy. Keep an eye on both and consider rest days – especially if the weather is bad. Walking around the Isle of Man is beautiful. You want to enjoy it!
Travel to and from
Most sections are off the beaten track. Organise lifts or taxis in advance, then indulge in the luxury of having much of this incredible coastal walk to yourself. Find out more about transport in the Isle of Man here: Transport on the Isle of Man