Douglas - Vikings and Volcanoes Hike 


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Discover ancient historical sites and volcanic rocks 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

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

  • 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.

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.

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