Visitors to the Isle of Man are spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning scenery and beautiful views.

 

 

From rugged coastlines to rolling hills, the Isle of Man has miles and miles of open space for you to enjoy. The island has plenty of established routes from easy to challenging depending on your ability or desire.

 

Falcon’s Nest Hotel makes a great base for walks, there being many scenic walks around the village and surrounding area. Interpretative display boards can be found in various locations around the village and harbour area, describing the sights of Port Erin and some of its history.

Brilliant, especially the location, the staff and the great walking routes outside the front door

Very clean and comfortable in a great location with very accommodating staff. Very good value and much better than the current 2 star rating. Location absolutely stunning.

Lawrence

Ireland

from Booking.com

5.0
2016-10-11T20:03:26+00:00

Lawrence

Ireland

from Booking.com

Very clean and comfortable in a great location with very accommodating staff. Very good value and much better than the current 2 star rating. Location absolutely stunning.

A good place to stay for a weekend break

We stayed for 3 nights in August for a long weekend break and to follow some of the coastal walks. The location is great, right over the beach and close to the coastal paths. There was a large selection available at breakfast that lasted us most of the day.

JohnedPreston

Preston

from TripAdvisor

4.0
2012-08-15T20:04:47+00:00

JohnedPreston

Preston

from TripAdvisor

We stayed for 3 nights in August for a long weekend break and to follow some of the coastal walks. The location is great, right over the beach and close to the coastal paths. There was a large selection available at breakfast that lasted us most of the day.

Friendly and helpful staff make your stay a pleasure.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. They promptly provided me with a plug-in heater to dry my wet clothing and written directions for my walk to my next destination. Would recommend it.

David

United Kingdom

from Booking.com

4.0
2016-11-09T20:06:15+00:00

David

United Kingdom

from Booking.com

The staff were very friendly and helpful. They promptly provided me with a plug-in heater to dry my wet clothing and written directions for my walk to my next destination. Would recommend it.
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Port Erin boasts the breathtaking coastal walk to the Milner’s Tower, and we’re your perfect starting point!

 

Then why not  join us for lunch in the Milner’s View Restaurant and try the view from a different angle!

If you’re looking for something a bit more strenuous, you could try the challenging coastal walk through Bradda Head and down on to the Sloc. At just under 9 miles this means you will thoroughly deserve that cold pint in the Falcon’s Nest Bar when you return!

With Port Erin as a base you can enjoy walking along sections of the Raad ny Follin (coastal footpath), one of the most spectacular being from Port Erin Beach to The Sound and back round to Port St Mary. Or you might want to incorporate a train ride to incorporate more walks in the south of the island into your itinerary.

Below is a selection of local walks, with links to downloadable PDF maps. You will need to do some of these walks in reverse – in order to begin at the hotel.

North

To the north over Bradda Head leads to the beautiful Fleshwick Bay. Find out more about the local interest and history of Bradda Head.

East

Head over the hill to the lovely fishing town Port St Mary with it’s beaches, harbour, cafes and pubs. You m ay pass the Cronk Howe Mooar hill fort. Find out more on our Port Erin area page.

North

To the north over Bradda Head leads to the beautiful Fleshwick Bay. Find out more about the local interest and history of Bradda Head.

East

Head over the hill to the lovely fishing town Port St Mary with it’s beaches, harbour, cafes and pubs. You m ay pass the Cronk Howe Mooar hill fort. Find out more on our Port Erin area page.

South

To the south the walk past the old Marine Biological Station takes you towards The Sound and the Calf of Man passing the lovely Cregneash village. Find out more about these attraction in our Port Erin area page.

West

Well, this will take you to Port Erin Beach and being only two minutes away, it is not a long walk! But you could do worse than strolling along the golden sands or exploring the promenade. Why not download the excellent ‘Port Erin Walks’ self guided tour below and get to know our town.

South

To the south the walk past the old Marine Biological Station takes you towards The Sound and the Calf of Man passing the lovely Cregneash village. Find out more about these attraction in our Port Erin area page.

West

Well, this will take you to Port Erin Beach and being only two minutes away, it is not a long walk! But you could do worse than strolling along the golden sands or exploring the promenade. Why not download the excellent ‘Port Erin Walks’ self guided tour below and get to know our town.

Milner's Tower
Milner's Tower is well worth a visit. Located on Bradda Head, Milner's Tower is one of the most widely recognisable landmarks on the Isle of Man, and is visible for miles across Port Erin bay. On a clear day views from there stretch down to the Calf of Man, across to Ronaldsway, and a panorama over the south of the island including the Calf of Man, to the Mourne Mountains of Ireland. A bit of a walk or a quick hike, taking from 25 minutes to an hour depending on your ability. The walk is steep at the end but worth it for the view. There are a few benches along the route to sit and admire the scenery with picnic spots on the lower section. It is well signposted from the hotel beginning along Port Erin promenade. There are a choice of routes depending on walking ability, through Bradda Glen or along the coastal path of Coronation Avenue. The tower itself is open to the public all year round. A single file spiral staircase has over 40 steps leading to even better views. It can be windy at the top, but it really is a stunning spot especially as the sun is setting.
Port Erin Town Walk
Grading: Leisurely/Moderate Described in 1837 as a village and sea port of forty dwellings, a small Wesleyan chapel and a comfortable inn, Port Erin has grown and evolved over the years into a picturesque and thriving town located on a beautiful bay full of life, history and things to do. All three trails begin at Port Erin Steam Railway Station and follow the routes down to the bay where it then diverges down to the promenade and harbour, as well as a slightly more strenuous route towards Bradda Head. These three walks vary in distance, terrain and difficulty so the map on the reverse provides an idea as to the extent of each walk.
Port Erin map
Map showing walking paths in Port Erin Village including the coastal paths and tracks through Bradda Glen to Milner's Tower.
Go-Mann Adventures
Take some time out to explore with Go-Mann Adventures: Guided walks, tours & other adventures all over the Isle of Man. Choose from a range of walks along the Manx coast or through the hills; or design and book your own adventure… map reading, navigation, hiking challenges, trek training, hill & outdoor skills. Or book a guided tour, with Go-Mann Adventures being your guide to special places on the Isle of Man. Small group sizes guaranteed. All levels catered for! It’s the experience that makes the adventure.
Bridge Bookshop
There are many walking booklets and guidebooks for the local area and the whole island, available from the Bridge Bookshop on Shore Road /  Lower Promenade.
Isle of Man Walking Guide
The Walking Guide contains 7 self-guided walks - each shown with instructions and a handy map . Within its modest shores, encircled by the wild Irish Sea, this Celtic gem is home to a wealth of walks in a beautiful and diverse landscape. There’s something to suit all ages and abilities, from gentle rambles on the level to long distance footpaths with challenges for the seasoned walker.
Raad ny Foillan Coastal Footpath Guide
The Raad ny Foillan Coastal Footpath Guide will take you around the Island's premier long distance footpath section by section. 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.
Railway Ramble: Port Erin, Bradda Glen, Bradda Head, Fleshwick Bay
Distance: 7.5 km / 4.66 miles Grading: Moderate Incorporating a section of the Raad ny Follian, the coastal footpath, the stunning views from Milner's Tower along the coastline are worth the climb. The path zig-zags steeply to the remote and pebbly Fleshwick Bay.
Railway Ramble: Port Erin, Bradda Glen, Bradda Head, The Sloc
Grading: Strenuous Distance: 14 km / 8.67 miles  Start & Finish: Port Erin Station Providing spectacular scenery this challenging coastal walk is well worth the effort. Following the Raad ny Follian from Port Erin Bay you'll be rewarded with views as the footpath climbs up to Bradda Head and Milner's Tower. Continuing to a large cairn on the summit of Lhiatteeny Ny Beinnee, on a clear day you may see the mountains and hills of England, Wales and Ireland. 
Raad ny Foillan Section 4: Port Erin to Niarbyl
Grading: Strenuous Distance: 15 km / 9.5 miles Start: Port Erin Bay Finish: Niarbyl Bay Cafe This section of the Raad ny Foillan is particularly spectacular in the mid to late summer when the surrounding heather and gorse are in full bloom. Beginning with a walk around Port Erin Bay you will then head up towards Milner’s Tower and on towards Bradda cairn. Here you’ll be met with stunning views of the Calf of Man. After taking in the breathtaking scenery you can begin your descent back down towards Fleshwick Bay and onto Lhiattee ny Beinnee. After a few ups and downs you’ll arrive at Cronk ny Arrey Laa where views are well worth the climb! As you come to the end of your walk you’ll arrive at one of the Island’s most stunning beaches, Niarbyl, where mesmerising sunsets can often be seen, before finishing at Niarbyl Visitor Centre.
Railway Ramble: Port St Mary, The Chasms, Cregneash, Port Erin
Grading: Moderate Distance: 8 km / 4.95 miles Start: Port St Mary Station Finish: Port Erin Station Go through the lovely fishing village of Port St Mary to The Chasms and Cregneash with outstanding views, dramatic geology and a remarkable living museum. Pass by stupendous scenery, and a highlight - The Chasms which are huge crevices in the cliffs. On an upland plateau you'll find the thatched houses of Cregneash before climbing Mull Hill and descending to Port Erin.
Raad ny Foillan Section 3: Port St Mary to Port Erin
Grading: Moderate Distance: 11 km / 7 miles Start: Port St Mary Alfred Pier Finish: Port Erin Bay With cinematic views, pass sheer cliffs, historic villages and wonderful wildlife. This walk around the Island's southern coast is a favourite amongst walkers and possibly one of the best coastal walks in the British Isles, which can also be enjoyed at a comfortable pace. This unforgettable section of the Raad ny Foillan offers tremendous opportunities to see a contrast of scenery as well as marine wildlife. The terrain changes as you leave Port St Mary from grassy footpaths to moorland and cliffs.  A short detour will take you to the rocky Chasms or around the Manx Folk Village of Cregneash. Take a refreshing break at  the half-way point, Cregneash Tea Rooms or The Sound, where you can spot seals sunbathing on the rocky Kitterland, and enjoy panoramic views of the Calf of Man.
Railway Ramble: Port St Mary, The Sound, Port Erin
Grading: Moderate Distance: 12.2 km / 7.61 miles Start: Port St Mary Station Finish: Port Erin Station Take a steam train ride to Port St Mary to join the spectacular section of the Raad ny Foillan to Port Erin. This outstanding coastline boasts a varied selection of marine and bird life. Don't forget your binoculars.