Scenic beauty abounds

WHEREVER you travel on the Isle of Man you’ll be able to stop and admire the glorious scenery. In a small area the Island packs in seascapes, glen, parks, hills, beaches. There's a breathtaking 100-mile coastal walk with photographic opportunities galore - and to that rolling hill, picturesque glens - you'll be spolit for choice.

 

Above is the stunning panoramic photograph of Niarbyl Bay on the west coast of the Island and the hill walk. Courtesy of Tony Lloyd-Davies.

More of Tony's artistry -  his capture of this tranquil scene from Ballaglass Glen on the east side of the Island and Ramsey's Mooragh Park in the north.

You won't believe your eyes

The Man countryside and surrounding clear waters provide the perfect habitat to many species of animals, sea life, birds and insects.

 

Unusual mammals include the colony of wallabies now living wild on the northern plain and although shy by nature, sightings of them are often around the Ballaugh Curraghs.

 

The Manx Loaghtan Sheep is unique to the Island. Four-horned, it is likely to have survived from prehistoric days.

Gannets are a common sight around the Island. This bird was photographed on its fishing expedition off the Point of Ayre.

 

Wildlife pictures courtesy of Richard Radcliffe

Grey seals lounging at Maughold Head are among the many examples of megafauna to be found in Manx waters.

The second largest fish in the world is the basking shark, in the summer months there are many sighting of this magnificent creature.

 

Dolphins, porpoise and whales are frequent visitors to our Island sea.

Ballagawne Farm Cottage, Ballagawne Farm, Peel Road, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man
Ballagawne Farm Cottage, Ballagawne Farm, Peel Road, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man
Ballagawne Farm Cottage, Ballagawne Farm, Peel Road, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man
Ballagawne Farm Cottage, Ballagawne Farm, Peel Road, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man