Charming Peel has a long history as a fishing and trading hub.

Peel – Vikings & Volcanoes Hike

Travel from Peel to the ancient town of Castletown. Enjoy the tour’s historic highlights, such as Chapel Hill, Balladoole, views over the island and the Iron Age and Norse promontory fort at Close Chollagh.

  • Town on Castletown.
  • Stunning views.
  • Chapel Hill Balladoole.
  • Coastal Birds, plants and limestone outcrops and volcanic rocks.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    4h45

  • Max. passengers

    25

  • Booking Code

    E-PEL3

  • From

    $ 119

  • Notices

    Language: English

Starting from the breakwater in Peel, we travel South to the ancient town of Castletown. After a break in Castletown, we visit Chapel Hill Balladoole and then follow part of the ‘Raad ny Foillan’ –the Way of the Gull –(the Isle of Man’s long-distance coastal footpath) around Scarlett Head to see coastal birds, plants, limestone outcrops and volcanic rocks, before returning back to Castletown. The exposed southern coast here is full of historic sites and there are traces of ancient forts and chapels, countryside properties and farms, a World War II radar station and the quarry that provided stone for the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The historic highlights of the tour are Chapel Hill, Balladoole (home to a Bronze Age burial, an Iron Age hillfort, a Viking ship burial and Keeill Vael –St Michael’s Chapel), which has extensive views over the south of the Island and the Iron Age and Norse promontory fort at Close ny Chollagh.

After a break in Castletown, we rejoin the coach and return to Peel.

Distance 6 km / 4 miles

Practical information:

  • Remarks/requirements: Warm, waterproof clothing appropriate for the day’s weather should be worn; make sure to carry water and wear sturdy footwear (boots or tennis shoes / sneakers) with thick soles and ankle support. Walking poles may be helpful.

  • Walking information: Approx. 6 km / 4 miles.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.