|Welcome to the Isle of
|Presented in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and
Whenever you feel you want to get back to
nature, to see vast tracts of countryside unchanged for hundreds of years,
unspoilt beaches and rare flora and fauna, the solution is simple. Come to the
Isle of Man and re-discover the pleasures of walking in the tranquillity of an
island where you'll witness a landscape known to the Celts and Vikings many
hundreds of years ago.
Looking out across
The simple pleasures of life the Island has in abundance, and in a
few days you'll find just how easy it is to become... a Country Mann! Small the
Island may be, measuring only 33 miles by 13, but where else could you find so
many different habitats concentrated in such a small area? Here in the Isle
of Man, it's possible to visit sand dunes, marshes, wild flower meadows,
bluebell woods, blanket bog, heather moorland, lichen bryophyte heath (the
Ayres) and costal grassland... all in one day.
Remember walking? When
you could walk for ages in the country without meeting a soul, and certainly
without breathing in traffic fumes. Well, it is still possible in the Isle
of Man to 'put your best foot forward' and discover 'real' countryside -
the ultimate outdoor adventure.
do.... Keep to paths across farmland. Close all gates
unless it is obvious that they are intended to stay open. Keep dogs under
control Clear up your litter, particularly glass.
don't.... Disturb livestock. Drop lighted cigarette ends.
Pick wild flowers. Disturb birds' nests. Damage walls of fences. Trespass on
private property. Foul pools or streams. Damage crops.