steam train and 7 mile coastal walk
At Douglas railway station we travel eight miles (20 minutes) by steam train to Santon, where we alight and walk down to the coast at Port Grenaugh with its Iron Age promontory fort - containing a Viking homestead. We turn south along the coastal footpath enjoying wonderful views and marine birdlife, pausing at Port Soldrick, a natural bay inaccessible to vehicles. At the estuary of the Santon Burn, we turn inland and head along tranquil lanes back to Santon station to catch a train or bus home.
**NB. Stout footwear recommended; ground may be sloppy in places. During winter, the bus will replace the train**
- Ride on steam train from Douglas to Santon (April - October. In winter, bus replaces train. )
- 7 mile circular walk includes:
- quiet cove of Port Grenaugh, with Iron Age promontory fort and Viking homestead
- magnificent coastal scenery
- picnic stop at unspoiled Port Soldrick
- Santon Gorge
- Old Santon church
- quiet country lanes back to Santon station
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you (April to October) either at your Douglas hotel, or at Douglas railway station. In winter, at your hotel.
End location: Unless otherwise requested, I shall take you back to your hotel at the end of the walk.
Duration: 5 hours
Steam train (April to October) - alternatively by bus in winter months.
Also circular 7 mile walk, which may be muddy in places, especially after rain: stout footwear recommended.
tour includes my guiding as well as fares for train (or bus in winter)
Please bring along a packed lunch which we shall enjoy on the beach at Port Soldrick (weather permitting!)