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Public Rights of Way (PROWs)

There are 316km of Public Rights of Way on the Island.

Public Rights of Way are routes where the public have a right to pass and re-pass. Depending on whether this is a footpath, cycle-path or bridle-path will depend on the legal right of various users along the PROW.

  • Bicycles and horses should not be taken onto public footpaths.
  • Horses should not be taken onto cycle-paths.
  • Horses can be led or ridden along bridle-paths (traps and carriages must be used on highways only).
  • Walkers are allowed to take dogs on Public Rights of Way, but they must be kept under close control (either on a lead, walking to heel or demonstrating excellent recall).
  • The right of passage is along the PROW only. Many PROWs cross private land and deviation from a PROW constitutes trespassing.

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Public Rights Of Way PROW

Department of Infrastructure

Sea Terminal


Isle of Man IM1 2RF

Telephone:+44 1624 850000

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PROWs on the Isle of Man?

  1. The Millenium Way - 26 Miles - Sky Hill to Castle Rushen
  2. Bayr Ny Skeddan - 14 Miles - between Castletown and Peel
  3. Raad ny Foillan - 96 Miles - coastal footpath waymarked with a blue sign showing a gull in flight
  4. The Heritage Trail - 26 Miles - Douglas to Peel, St John's to Sulby and Southwards to Foxdale

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