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Cicerone Guides: The Isle of Man - A Walkers Guide

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Cicerone Guides: Walking on the Isle of Man

40 half to full day walks on the coast and fells of the Isle of Man are...

NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€15 approx

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Terry Marsh (Author)

155 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | laminated cover (not waterproof) | Apr 2006 | Edition: 1 | #175813 | ISBN: 1852843993
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About this book

The scope for walking on the Isle of Man is considerable. Being an island, and a smallish one at that, many walks touch upon the coastline at some point, and it is probably true to say that on every walk in this book you can see the sea at some stage, ensuring that each of the walks has its own very distinctive flavour. The guide includes: forty walks around the island, full-colour photographs and OS mapping, introduction on the Isle of Man today and in the past, on the island's flora and fauna, and on walking on the island, information on getting to and around the island, appendix including longer waymarked walks, useful addresses and organisations and bibliography and a glossary of Manx place names and terms.

"Cicerone is a local publishing firm based in Milnthorpe and is a leading independent UK publisher of guides to walking, trekking, mountaineering and cycling in Britain, Europe and worldwide. Written by leading specialists, Cicerone guides are widely recognised as the most authoritative in their field. It seems to me that wherever you wish to spend your holiday there is a Cicerone guide available to help you to explore the countryside making your stay much more enjoyable. The Isle of Man Walkers Guide is a typical example of their well-researched, useful guidebooks. Firstly, the size of each book (11.5 cm × 17 cm) will fit easily into an anorak pocket. Then each walk tells us the distance, gives us a detailed coloured map, grid ref for the parking/start/finish, and most important of all – refreshments! Anything of local interest is added wherever appropriate."
- Joyce Wilson, The Keswick Reminder, July 2004


Contents

Introduction
Location and general information
History and culture
Geology and vegetation
Flora and fauna
Climate
The Three Legs of Man
Getting there
Getting about
Accommodation
Walking on the island
The North
1: Ayres, Point of Ayre and Bride
2: Maughold, Port Mooar and Port e Vullen
3: Cornaa, Glen Mona and Ballaglass Glen
4: Clagh Ouyr and North Barrule
5: Snaefell from the Bungalow
6: Laxey, Agneash and King Orry's Grave
7: The Snaefell Mines
8: Sulby and the Millennium Way
9: Slieu Curn and Slieu Dhoo
10: Kirk Michael and Slieau Freoghane
11: Slieau Freoghane from the mountain road
12: Glen Mooar
13: Orrisdale and Glen Trunk
14: A taste of the Millennium Way
15: Glen Wyllin
16: Sulby Reservoir
The South
17: Peel Hill and Corrins Hill
18: Glen Maye, the coast path and Patrick
19: Port Erin to Peel
20: Cregneash and Mull Hill
21: Glen Maye, Niarbyl Bay and Dalby Mountain
22: Corlea and South Barrule
23: Glen Maye to Glen Rushen by Dalby Mountain
24: Cronk ny Arrey Laa
25: Lhiattee ny Beinnee and Fleshwick Bay
26: Bradda Hill
27: Port St Mary and Port Erin
28: Colby Glen, Ballakilpheric and Bay ny Carrickey
29: Castletown and Scarlett Point
30: Silverdale Glen and Ballasalla
31: Groudle Glen and Baldrine
32: Baldwin, Union Mills and Crosby
33: Slieau Ruy and Greeba Mountain
34: Port Grenaugh, Port Soldrick and Cass ny Hawin
35: Port Grenaugh, Pistol Bay and Santon Head
36: St John's, Slieau Whallian, Patrick and the Heritage Trail
37: Glen Maye and the Postman's Path
38: Derbyhaven, St Michael's Island and Langness
39: Mull Hill, Spanish Head and The Chasms
40: South Barrule
 
Appendix A Longer waymarked walks
Appendix B Useful addresses and organisations
Appendix C Bibliography
Appendix D Glossary of Manx terms and place names


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Biography

A writer and photographer since 1978, Terry Marsh specialises in the outdoors, the countryside, walking and travel worldwide. He is the author of over 45 books, including the award-winning Cicerone guides to the Northern Coast to Coast Walk (1994) and the Shropshire Way (1999), as well as guidebooks to the Pennine Way, the Severn Way and the West Highland Way. Terry has a particular interest in Cumbria and the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire, the Peak District, the Scottish Islands (especially the Isle of Skye) and the Isle of Man. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot), and a Member of the Society of Authors, MENSA, the NUJ and the Outdoor Writers' Guild.

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