Volcanoes & Vikings – Scarlett Head & Balladoole

Explore a real treasure box of coastal geology and archaeology: stone which has its origins in tropical seas & lagoons and volcanic activity; archaeological sites including Balladoole fort, the Viking ship burial, Keeill Vael (St Michael’s chapel) and Close ny Chollagh promontory fort.

Meeting point:
Meet at the bus stop in Castletown Square IM9 1LG
NGR SC 264 673

Small group guaranteed. Booking essential.

Availability and Bookings
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Preparing for your walk
Leisurely rating mainly on coastal tracks and footpaths!About 8 km and 50m height gained.Please wear footwear suitable for footpaths and the open road. Bring clothing appropriate to the weather on the day and any food, drink and support equipment (e.g. walking poles, gaiters, insect repellent, sun cream etc.) which you find useful.

Further advice about preparing for a walk.


  • Half Day Walk

  • Distance: 8 km and 50m height gained

  • Duration: 3 hrs

  • Small group. Maximum 12 people

  • Leisurely grading

  • Price: £10 per person

  • Bus stop in Castletown Square, IM9 1LG
    NGR SC 264 673

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