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05 Jun 2023

The Coastal Footpath Guide - Raad ny Foillan

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The Raad ny Foillan, Manx Gaelic for ‘Way of the Gull’, is the Isle of Man’s premier long distance footpath. At almost 160 km / 100 miles in length it provides the opportunity to walk around a complete Nation!

Explore some of the best coastal walking in the British Isles on cliff footpaths, quiet sandy beaches, wooded glens and farmland as you travel through a whole variety of landscapes. Each part of the Island has its own character as you move from one landscape to another in what is sometimes called ‘Britain in miniature’. The Gulls may almost be ever-present! But so are many other species of birds, animals and marine life to accompany you along the route. The coastal paths, glens and farmland are rich in flowering plants and shrubs. The Raad ny Foillan can be split into as many stages as you like, from a 4-day very strenuous challenge right through to a more gently-paced 12-day walk. Those with less time or looking for a greater challenge could combine some of the stages. It can be completed in any order, with any starting point and clockwise, anti-clockwise or a mix to suit the walker.