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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Millets

Castle Street, Douglas IM1 2HE – 01622 235668

Brilliant place to get inexpensive, high quality camping gear; and is without a doubt the best store on the island for it.

Up & Running Isle of Man Ltd

37 Bucks Rd, Isle of Man IM1 3DE, Isle of Man – 01624 677867

Knowledgeable friendly advice

Staff very helpful. Good selection of stock. Prices competitive. Anything not in stock can be ordered.

The Strand Shopping Centre

Strand Street, Douglas IM1 2ER, Isle of Man – 01624 662411

Good parking with Chester Street Car Park on the other side of the road. New modern looking stores host premium brands and contribute nicely to the shopping experience on the island.

Good place to go. Store just been bought out by sports direct. All been done up. Also has Flannels and Birthday's card store. Res rooms and disabled access.

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Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

TT Campsite Quarterbridge (Douglas Rugby Club)

Port-e-Chee Meadow, Douglas IM2 2RA – 07624 316343

Loved camping here. Staff were friendly and helpful. Others campers were friendly. It made my first TT experience so much better.

Great location, good facilities on site, toilets, showers, parking. Freshly cooked food at competitive prices produced by a very hardworking team. Really enjoyed our stay in the pre-erected two-man tent, plenty of room in bedroom, outer area had a table + two chairs supplied. Will definitely stay again.

Ballacottier campsite

Lower Ballacottier, Ballacottier Road, IM4 5BQ – 01624 675687

Love it here ..been coming for years ..wouldn't dream of going anywhere else . Bob is a legend ...and Hilary and rest of family are so welcoming ..iom is magical

Great place to stay basics to be fare toilets showers field etc we wouldn't stay anywhere else friendly nice atmosphere recommend to all

Site Of Douglas WW1 Internment Camp / Cunningham Camp

Summerhill Park, Douglas, Isle of Man

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Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!
'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Inglewood Hotel or Isle of Man just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy