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Douglas - Views and Vikings Walk


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Discover ancient historical sites as you hike along this stunning coastal path.
  • Walk part of the Raad ny Foillan – the Way of the Gull – the Isle of Man’s famous coastal footpath

  • Discover fascinating historic sites from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Viking Era.

  • Take in stunning views over the central valley known as ‘the Plains of Heaven’ across to the northern hills.

  • See iconic flora and fauna, and diverse landscapes including limestone outcrops.

Walk back in time  

Join us as we walk part of the Raad ny Foillan – the Way of the Gull – the Isle of Man’s beautiful coastal footpath. En route, you’ll see traces of ancient forts and chapels, the Bronze-Age Balladoole burial site, an Iron Age hillfort and a Viking ship burial site. You’ll also enjoy awe-inspiring views over ‘the Plains of Heaven’ to the northern hills.

Practical information

  • Remarks: Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing depending on weather for the day.  Comfortable/sturdy walking shoes/boots with a thick tread and ankle support.  Walking poles may be helpful.  (Bottle of water).

  • Language: English

  • Walking information: Approximately 6km/4 miles.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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