3.7 of 5 (2 votes)

Port Erin Amble

A leisurely walk (coast) in Isle of Man, England, about 5.50km (3.42 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 173m (567ft)
Descent 168m (551ft)
Max. Elevation 150m (492ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 341m (1118ft)
Start & End
Port Erin Rail/Bus Station
Distance 5.50km
Duration ~2:00h
Ordnance Survey Map
2Created by mac.hawk on 13 Sep 2015
A short walk around Bradda Head to visit a local landmark followed by an amble across the beach or shore road. Buses every 20 mins from Douglas and steam trains during spring/summer/autumn. Extension to the walk takes in the beach and a visit to the harbour & Lifeboat Station. Toilets at the bus/train station, Bradda Head cafe, Cosy Nook cafe, Strand Road & the harbour.

Walk Functions


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From the bus or rail station head towards the clifftop road and turn right along the Promenade. Pass the golf course on your right and the foot entrance to Bradda Glen on your left. Continue ahead.
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Immediately after passing a large residential parking area on the left turn left down the (signposted) road entrance to Bradda Glenn.
About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
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Where the road turns sharp left go up the concrete steps directly ahead and follow the path ahead for 50 yards onto the moor and take the first footpath on the right uphill.
About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
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Soon reach a wide track (with housing at right) and a few paces to the left leads to a path continuing to directly rise the hill to eventually reach the cairn on Bradda Mooar summit.
About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from
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From the cairn take a path that heads right to circle the summit plateau & eventually leads downhill heading in the direction of Milners Tower on Bradda Head. There are commanding views.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
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Several tracks lead to the tower which you can usually ascend if you so wish (a torch is handy). Once again there are commanding views of the SW of the island.
About 0.60 km (~0.37 miles) from
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There are several routes from the tower back to Bradda Glen, don't take the lowest to the the coast with children as it is un-fenced (follow the wall). Return to point 3.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
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From Bradda Glen either return the way you came or follow the clifftop path through the Glen. Reach the Promenade and descend to the beach near the lighthouse and Cosy Nook cafe.
About 0.68 km (~0.42 miles) from
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Follow the beach or Shore Road across the bay to the harbour and beyond that the RNLI Lifeboat station.
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
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Return along the beach/road and turn right up Strand Road to reach the railway station or continue ahead and turn left along Orchard Road to the bus terminus.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
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Walk is approx 7 miles (5 if you skip the visit to the lifeboat station). St Catherines Church, the Railway Museum & Port Erin Arts Centre are all worth a visit.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from

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