The Raad ny Foillan (The Way of the Gull) is a 100-mile (160 Km) path around the coastline of the Isle of Man (IOM). Simple in its outline you walk clockwise round the island with the sea always on your left side.
The island sits in the Irish Sea surrounded by the British Isles and when you land everything seems familiar but look closer and you will discover a unique place. It is a self-governing Crown Dependency and not part of the EU. It issues its own currency (but thankfully this is interchangeable with Stirling) and stamps, there are red telephone boxes that work – which is handy as your mobile thinks it’s abroad and they have very sensible laws about the brewing of beer. There is also a strong presence of the Celtic and Viking cultures.
The Way off the Gull passes a variety of landscapes from dramatic cliffs, high hills, quiet coves, extensive beaches and coastal towns. For those interested in flora and fauna there is much to see as well as the opportunity to visit extensive historical remains. There are other interests on the island namely a whole variety of Victorian horse drawn trams, electric and steam trains and a mountain railway. As well as adding to the quirky nature of the place these can be used to add a different element to your walk.
You can fly to the island or travel across to the Isle of Man on the ferry.
What better way to complete the Isle of Man coast Path than by walking the trail at your own pace with this self-guided trip.