Any half decent hiking on the IOM?

Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by gixer, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    I'll be visiting the IOM mid September for a month or so, was wondering if anyone has done any hiking there

    Is it worth exploring or better to take the ferry across to the mainland?

  2. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Will they be providing you with a car while you are there?
  3. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Drove thru the highest peak Sneafell earlier in the year it's kinda impressive for it's height as it rise from sea level . Said i would return to walk them one day if I can ever bother with the 3 to 4 hour ferry trip each way. Or if I visit family I have over there.
    And if you travel around the island don't forget to say hello and goodbye as you go over fairy bridge if you are out that way :whistling:..
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  4. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    £55 gets you a cheap flight IOM-LGW, late sept/early October (but not much luggage)

    I will pick you up if you want a trip to the south downs or similar.
  5. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

  6. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I was thinking it's probably time to organise another trek-lite south east div meet.
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  7. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Yea but it'll be shared so tough to take off for a few days with it

    Mooooooreeeeeeeeeeeee fairies, it''ll just be like the last trek-lite meet :D:D:D:D

    Aye, i smiled when i saw Snaefell, looked like a decent hike
    Then i saw the train tracks, and restaurant on the top :cry:
    Probably not a good camp spot, be worth a stroll up though

    Aye it's pretty well covered flight wise
    Won't be able to book anything till the last min in case the project is delayed, but worth keeping in mind :thumbsup:

    Costal footpath doesn't look too bad, might be worth trying that is weekend chunks
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  8. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    For something different, take the ferry to Belfast and do some urban walking around the places of interest from the last 30 years or so. I’ve done It a couple of times and it’s real eye opener.
  9. Adam Peel

    Adam Peel Backpacker

    I grew up in the IOM and can safely say there are plenty of good hikes and routes.

    I did a wild camping trip with a friend a few years ago and he loved it (but we were blessed with beautiful weather).

    The only thing to be slightly cautious of is that some of the terrain is across Peaty land and so if it’s been wet for a while it may be a bit soggy.

    Happy to chat routes / plans if you want some local info!

    Ps. That includes a great camping spot only a few miles from Snaefell
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