The Jurassic Coast – Isle of Man style – Sunday 25 February.

Leg Two of the Raad Ny Foillan Anti-Clock Challenge will follow the Isle of Man’s own “Jurassic Coast” from Port St Mary to Derbyhaven.

Details are

Start – Parking lot behind The FishHouse, Port St Mary Promenade
Time – 10:00am
Expected walking time – 3 to 3.5 hours
Lunch for those who book – Cafe26, Derbyhaven
Leader – Jennifer, ably assisted I am sure by Jay.
Jennifer’s mobile – 483555

To make life easier for the organiser, please do sign on here, indicating how many will be walking with you and whether you will be staying for lunch at Cafe26.

Payment instructions are at the bottom of the  Entry Form; £10pp for the walk and if you are joining this Challenge for the first time, £10pp registration fee. Kim Fleming has kindly offered to help keep tabs on the entry and registration fees.

All are welcome; please do encourage your friends and invite them to join the Raad Ny Foillan Challenge walks. And explain there is no better time to do this than NOW!

Dogs are very welcome too – (but probably not inside Cafe26.)

For those new to the Raad Ny Foillan Challenge walks, we organise an informal buddy system to ensure that all get back to their cars at the end of the walk. We haven’t left anybody on the trail yet!

This leg has its own special attractions on the beach just before Fisher’s Hill where the rocks reveal a wonderful collection of fossils.

Low tide will be at 12:50pm – which should be low enough to reward a bit of beach combing; and from the advance indications, the weather looks good, although a beanie and gloves might not be a bad idea!

And don’t forget to look out for the sea spinach; pick the tender young leaves, wash well and steam for a couple of minutes – delicious and free from the sea!

Sea Spinach

To recap:

  • Sign the Entry Form for Leg Two here
  • The full Raad Ny Foillan Anti-Clock Challenge programme is here
  • And if you want to read about the previous Challenge walks, its all here.


Photos from Jennifer’s recce of Leg2