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The Isle of Man’s 10,000 year history is portrayed throughout the Island in a landscape rich in ancient monuments and in its wealth of historic castles and buildings.

Calf of Man

Calf of Man

The Calf of Man is a beautiful island, situated half a mile off the south-west coast of the Isle of Man. As a Nature Reserve and Bird Observatory, the Calf is the ideal location to study bird life, flora and fauna.

The Coffee Station

The Coffee Station

Adjacent to the House of Manannan visitor attraction on Peel quayside is the recently opened Coffee Station. Housed in part of the old Peel Railway Station building, the Coffee Station is a great place to stop for a break in your visit to Peel.

Woodland and Glens

Woodland and Glens

There are eighteen mountain and coastal National Glens spread around the Island. They are preserved and maintained in a semi-natural state. They offer free access to enjoy the tumbling waterfalls, deep rock pools and lush vegetation.

The Ayres

The Ayres

The Ayres is internationally important for its wildlife are the extremely rare lichen dominated heath, marram grass-covered dune and ‘gaelic’ heath. The latter is characterised by its mix of heather and low-growing western gorse.

The Curraghs

The Curraghs

The Curraghs form a mosaic of willow and bog myrtle scrub, sphagnum bog, open water and flower-rich hayfields which support a wide variety of wildlife. They provide a communal winter roost for Hen Harriers and a breeding habitat for a highly endangered migratory bird, the corncrake

Killabregga

Killabregga

A small upland farm at Killabrega sits next to a public footpath which provides commanding views over the Sulby Glen and beyond.

Maughold Head and Gob ny Rona

Maughold Head and Gob ny Rona

Maughold Head has an Iron Age fort at its summit. In the 5th & 6th centuries, iron ore was taken from here for smelting. A monastery also once existed on the windy cliff top. Colonies of seabirds such as Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Shags nest amongst the cliffs.

Dhoon and Bulgham Brooghs

Dhoon and Bulgham Brooghs

The land at the Dhoon and Bulgham Brooghs is the main haunt on the Island of the larger feral goat flock. Notice the impressive geology of Manx slate in the cliffs which are home to Chough, Ravens and Peregrines.

Upper Ballaharry

Upper Ballaharry

The public footpath from the Lance Ussher Memorial Reserve at Ballaharry routes to the eastern slopes of Greeba Mountain and Slieau Ruy. Only from here will you see Keeill Vreeshey, an early Christian Chapel site and the ruined farm of Upper Ballaharry.

Eary Cushlin and Creggan Mooar

Eary Cushlin and Creggan Mooar

Take a trip from Old Eary Cushlin farm to the ancient Keeill (chapel) at Lag ny Keeilley. You will come across open heathland, sheep-grazed grassland, bracken-covered steep ‘brooghs’ (slopes) and wet flushes.

Lower Silverdale

Lower Silverdale

Lower Silverdale Glen is a pleasant woodland walk from the medieval Monks Bridge in Ballasalla near Rushen Abbey, to the old Creg Mill. This Manx glen has Victorian tree and pleasure garden plantings as well as wild woodland flowers like Bluebells, Wood Sorrel and Primroses.

Manx National Heritage Trust Land Walks

Manx National Heritage Trust Land Walks

Click here to see the lands cared for by Manx National Heritage.

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