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All Round Guide to the Isle of Man

All Round Guide to the Isle of Man

Author: Various

Pages: 224 Size: 21x15cm Paperback. ISBN 9781907945960

5.95

Published in March 2016, this is now the 8th edition of this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide. It tells the full story of what makes the Isle of Man such an interesting and memorable place to visit. and includes places to see, maps, car tours, walking ideas, cycle trails and street plans.

With something for everyone, let this guide share the island's secrets, as well as its visitor attractions and breathtaking natural beauty, to allow you to make the most of your visit


All Round Guide to Mountain Biking on the Isle of Man

All Round Guide to Mountain Biking on the Isle of Man

Author: David Gooberman

Pages: 128 Size: 17cm x 12cm Paperback. ISBN 9781907945946

9.95

This detailed guide has a wide selection of trails to allow the reader to enjoy mountain biking on the Isle of Man.

The author is a local enthusiast and his guide gives the reader an insight in to the wonderful and varied paths/routes on the Island. Each trail has a detailed map and gradient information and the suitability for all levels. Easy to follow direction, details of distance times and difficulty together with refreshment stops and local knowledge.

A must for any mountain biker visiting the island or local beginners and experienced riders alike looking for new ideas as to somewhere to cycle


All Round Guide to Isle of Man Wildlife

All Round Guide to Isle of Man Wildlife

Author: Various

Pages; 96 Size 21cm x 15cm Paperback ISBN 9781907945120

6.75

Renowned for its great natural beauty, the Isle of Man supports a surprising and fascinating diversity of wildlife and habitats. With the help of this authorative and highly informative full colour guide, written by the island's dedicated wildlife experts, you can discover what you see, where and when - from the Calf of Man in the south to the Ayres in the north read about amphibians, basking sharks, birdlife, butterflies, dolphins, mammals, nature reserves and trails, whales, wild flowers.


 All Round Guide to the Isle of Man Coastal Path - Raad ny Foillan - Way of the Gull

All Round Guide to the Isle of Man Coastal Path - Raad ny Foillan - Way of the Gull

Pages: 136 Size: 12cm x 18cm Paperback ISBN 9781907945953

9.95

The Raad ny Foillan is a 100 mile coastal footpath which offers great contrasts in scenery - from craggy cliffs to gently sloping low land, from sandy beaches to idyllic countryside. It transverses valleys, glens, open moorland and hill peaks with commanding views.

This guide divides the Raad ny Foillan into 14 sections with clear navigation instructions, maps, photographs and lots of practical information.


The Manx Highway Code

The Manx Highway Code

Author: Isle of Man Government

Pages: 163 Size; 21cm x 11cm Paperback. ISBN 9780957083615

3.50

The Manx Highway Code is essential reading for everyone and it sets out the rules of the road in the Isle of Man.


A Manx A-B-C-Dery An Alphabetical Tour of the Isle of Man

A Manx A-B-C-Dery An Alphabetical Tour of the Isle of Man

Author: Sara Goodwins

Pages: 32 Size: 21cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781908060181

5.95

There's so much to see in the Isle of Man that it's often difficult to choose which. This book makes it simpler for you.

Twenty-six attractions, one for each letter of the alphabet. Some are well known, some are not, but all are worth a look. For example, did you know that Orrisdale was once called Four Towns but no one seems to know why? Or that Rushen Abbey used to be famous for its cream teas? Or that the Ayres is home to one of only two ecosystems of the kind in Europe?


Isle of Man - Britain's Treasured Island

Isle of Man - Britain's Treasured Island

Author: Miles Cowsill

Pages: 112 Size 25cm x 19cm Paperback. ISBN 9781907945502

9.99

When Mother Nature was laying out the British Isles, was it a flash of inspiration which gave her the foresight to crown it all with a small but pretty, enticing and unique green gemstone in the north Irish Sea?

The Isle of Man's geography and enduring appeal suggests yes and everything you need to know to make the most of a visit to the home of the Manx cat and many other curiosities, treasures and attractions is presented in this new book. Richly illustrated in full colour throughout


Isle of Man Hidden Gems

Isle of Man Hidden Gems

Author: Alan Cooper

Pages: 104 Size: 14cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781911177241

9.95

This is for those who want to discover the wealth of 'hidden gems' on the island. Be they unusual and little known places or more familiar ones, the book enables the reader to discover something new and 'hidden'. To appreciate them you do not need to be a hiker as the walks are between a half and two miles and are easy to follow. These short walks will lead the reader to views, features, landscapes, monuments and fascinating objects, many of which are unlikely to have been seen before.


The Isle of Man by Tram, Train and Foot

The Isle of Man by Tram, Train and Foot

Author: Stan Basnett

Pages; 128 Size: 15cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781907945137

6.75

This is a full colour guide that allows you to make the most of the Isle of Man's unique transport system.

In this new, revised and updated book Stan Basnett tells the fascinating story of the Manx railway system, including the Manx Electric Railway from Douglas to Ramsey, the Snaefell Mountain Railway and the Steam Railway from Douglas to Port Erin. The book also traces the fascinating history of mining and other industries on the Island.

To enable the reader to capture its wonderful history and heritage the book contains a series of walks which allows the reader to trace the history of the Isle of Man transport system and its heritage.


Isle of Man Hill Walks

Isle of Man Hill Walks

Author: Manx Footpath Conservation Group

Pages: 34 Size; 15 x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781907945410

4.95

Prepared by the Manx Footpath Conservation Group, this book covers walks across the Isle of Man, ranging from gentle short walks to more challenging walks for the experienced hiker. The book is illustrated in full colour with maps and photographs and the routes featured will take you to places on the Island not seen easily by the casual visitor


Isle of Man Summits - Easy Walking of 28 Summits Over 1,000 Feet.

Isle of Man Summits - Easy Walking of 28 Summits Over 1,000 Feet.

Author: Alan Cooper

Pages: 43 Size: 15cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781911177050

4.95

This book describes the easy walking routes to all the accessible summits (28 of them) over 1,000 feet on the Isle of Man. By using the book, you will be rewarded with breath-taking views over tens of miles and you will be treading routes that few others take, even though they are readily reached by a short journey from a nearby road.


Isle of Man Short Walks Northern Section

Isle of Man Short Walks Northern Section

Author: Manx Footpath Conservation Group

Pages; 38 Size; 15 x 21cm Paperback. ISBN 9781907945397

4.95

Prepared by the Manx Footpath Conservation Group, this book covers walks across the North of the Isle of Man.. The book is illustrated in full colour with maps and photographs and the routes featured will take you to places on the Island not seen easily by the casual visitor


Isle of Man Short Walks Southern Section

Isle of Man Short Walks Southern Section

Author: Manx Footpath Conservation Group

Pages: 38 Size: 15 x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781907945403

4.95

Prepared by the Manx Footpath Conservation Group, this book covers walks across the South of the Isle of Man.. The book is illustrated in full colour with maps and photographs and the routes featured will take you to places on the Island not seen easily by the casual visitor


Isle of Man Holiday Walks

Isle of Man Holiday Walks

Author: Manx Footpath Conservation Group

Pages: 62 Size: 15 x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781907945380

4.95

Prepared by the Manx Footpath Conservation Group, this book covers walks across the Isle of Man, ranging from gentle short walks to more challenging walks for the experienced hiker. The book is illustrated in full colour with maps and photographs and the routes featured will take you to places on the Island not seen easily by the casual visitor


Walking on the Isle of Man - 40 Walks Exploring the Island

Walking on the Isle of Man - 40 Walks Exploring the Island

Author: Terry Marsh

Pages: 171 Size: 12cm x 17cm Paperback ISBN 9781852847685

12.95

Forty walks on the coast, fells and inland valleys of the Isle of Man are explored in this guidebook. Most of the walks are short and accessible for walkers of all abilities, however for a greater challenge, many of the routes (between 2 and 22km) can be combined. The Isle of Man offers the walker a wonderfully diverse range of landscapes within a relatively compact island setting, and the routes reflect this diversity - scale the highest point Snaefell (620m), cross wide open moorlands, drift over beaches and climb coastal clifftops. The assortment provides walkers with fantastic trails, along with detail on the wildlife, wild flowers, unique history and points of interest encountered. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS maps, there is plenty of practical information on getting to and around the Manx Isle and advice on making the most out of any exploration of the Isle of Man


Isle of Man Coastal Path

Isle of Man Coastal Path

Author: Aileen Evans

Pages: 144 Size: 18x12cm Paperback. ISBN 9781852844004

12.95

The Raad ny Foilan or Way of the Gull, is a 96 mile footpath around the Isle of Man. Splendid scenery is encountered throughout, from the ruigged sea cliffs and mountain moorland in in the south, to the glens, beaches and dunes of the north. It passes sites of historic interest and peaceful havens.

Two other walks that are decribed in the book are The Millennium Way which follows the ancient route of the kings from Ramsey to Castletown whilst the Herring Way takes a traditional route from Peel to Castletown.


Isle of Man Tides, Directions and Anchorages

Isle of Man Tides, Directions and Anchorages

Author: Peter Hunter

Pages: 47 Size: 30cm x 21cm Paperback ISBN 9781907945281

8.95

The Isle of Man is positioned in the centre and to the north of the Irish Sea which makes it a place to sail to or a stop-over en-route. Sailing to the island is not difficult given a sound vessel and a fair breezeand it is visited every year by hundreds of 'yachties' who keep coming back again and again.

This guide would be an invaluable reference for anyone planning to make such a voyage.


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