There's nothing like a brisk walk through the British Isles, especially when the views are as spectacular as those along the remote coastline near Cregneash.
It's an hour transfer by coach from the pier in Douglas to the rather isolated village of Cregneash which is situated near the island's most southwestern point. En route, you will be treated to magnificent views of dramatic countryside that includes rugged glens and wild moors.
Arriving in Cregneash, you will commence your guided walking tour. What an invigorating way see the landscape up close and with plenty of time to take in the sights!
Strolling through the city, you will gain a unique insight into the 19th century life of the Manx crofters and the white-washed cottages of the famous Harry Kelly. Heading uphill, there is the spectacular sight known as the chasms. This beautiful rock structure with its vertical cracks that run along the face and sheer drop to the sea below, is a "must see".
Next, you will follow the grassy, coastal footpath above the cliffs that takes you toward the top of Black Head and Spanish Head with their intricate banding of geological formations. Spanish Head was so named because a galleon from the Spanish Armada was reputed to have been wrecked here. From this marvelous vantage point, you will enjoy a wonderful panoramic vista that includes sea birds nesting in the cliffs and in the waters below you, frolicking seals and perhaps some sharks.
A short, yet steep descent brings you toward the Sound that overlooks the Calf of Man, an island that is now a bird sanctuary of international repute. Following what will no doubt have been an inspiring walk, you'll stop at the Sound Café for refreshments before re-boarding your coach for the return to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate and strenuous walking. There are uneven paths, inclines and a steep descent to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. Warm, weather-proof clothing is recommended and sturdy, flat walking shoes are required.