Manx Wildlife, Sea life, Dark Skies, Rambling & Walking.

With so much to do on our beautiful island it’s difficult know where to start!


Perhaps a visit to the Manx Wildlife Trust website will help you decide what’s first on your list.

For lovers of wildflowers contact the Wild Flowers of Mann Project, set to help people understand and appreciate this national treasure.

Take a guided driven tour of the best wildlife locations on the Isle of Man with Isle of Man Wildlife Tours. 

Sea Life:

Book a sea life safari with Manx Sealife Safari based on the harbour in Peel, a 10 /15 , min drive from Kionslieu Farm Cottages

Wonderful walks:

Raad Ny Foillan is our coastal footpath, from which you’ll see incredible sights of sea birds and in certain months basking sharks and porpoises

Manx Footpath Conservation Group

Go Walking on the Isle of Man

Bird Watchers:  You’ll be a short walk from Kionslieu Lake & The Eairy Dam, please click link for further information on where to watch Manx birds 

Manx Bird Life  

Bats: There are 7 species of bats resident on the Island. Take a stroll on Kionslieu Hill, which is the feeding area for pipistrelle bats, it is fascinating to see them, unfortunately we’ve not been quick enough to take a photo, maybe you can!

All native species of bats are protected on the Isle of Man, as are their roosts.

Enjoy beautiful dark skies:

The Isle of Man Astronomical Society observatory is a short walk from Kionslieu. The society have monthly meetings on first Thursday of each month and a less formal meeting on the third Friday (except Sept and Dec.) all meetings start at 8.00pm. Non members are welcome to attend: adults a small donation of £3.00 is required, children are free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Group visits can be organised at a cost of  £50.00 for up to 20 adults,  children would be free but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. A visit would include a tour of the observatory and if clear a look through the telescope. If cloudy a short power point presentation or talk would be given.

At Kionslieu, we are centrally situated,  ideal base from which to visit all top dark sky sites on the island. We have rugs, torches & thermos flasks for you to take on your outings, please see the video link

dark sky video

Further information re dark sky sites 

To make planning your holiday easier we can arrange travel inclusive breaks to the Isle of Man if you wish. While at certain times our bookings are weekly from a Saturday, at other times we can be more flexible, Contact us
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