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Walk from Port Erin to Castletown

Walk from Port Erin to Castletown to raise money for good causes

This year’s Harbour 2 Harbour Sponsored Walk will take place on Sunday, May 10 2015.

The event, now in its second year, is organised by Southern Community Initiatives and raises money for a number of important local causes, including Southern Befrienders, Men […]

Canoeist shocked by 10ft basking sharks as they surface right in front of him

 

John Keggin was out kayaking with friends when he came across the plankton-eating monsters, which weigh around five tons and are often seen between May and July John Keggin was astounded when a 10ft basking shark surfaced right in front of him off Port Erin, Isle of Man.

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Tackling the new tree-top challenge

You need a head for heights for the Isle of Man’s latest outdoor adventure experience.

And the man behind Ape Mann Adventure Park, at South Barrule plantation, says that only a week after the opening of its high ropes course it’s already proving a big hit with residents and visitors alike.

Steve Salter invited […]

Castletown festival’s Picnic in the Park

The annual Picnic in the Park and Sports Day, organised by Castletown Festival committee, returns to Poulsom Park on Sunday, May 18.

The event begins at 1pm and this is a community afternoon with lots of attractions such as ‘Tootie the Tank Engine’ for children to ride on, plus a sports programme with 40 events.

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Our dark skies capture attention of UK media

It follows the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council announcement the island is the best place to stargaze in the British Isles with 26 Dark Sky Discovery sites.

The Times, The Independent, The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph have all reported the story, including pictures by local photographer Ron Strathdee. […]

Record seal pup births on Calf of Man

The highest recorded number of seal pups have been born on the Calf of Man this year, according to the Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT).

Wildlife experts had predicted the “bumper year” for seal births after the first six were born a week earlier than expected in September.

Marine officer Eleanor Stone said […]

World Tin Bath Championships held in Castletown

One of the Isle of Man’s strangest sporting competitions, the World Tin Bath Championships, will celebrate its 42nd anniversary on Saturday.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather around Castletown harbour to watch brave competitors race their customised baths over a 400m course.

The winner is the first to reach the finish line […]

World Tin Bath Championships held in Castletown

One of the Isle of Man’s strangest sporting competitions, the World Tin Bath Championships, will celebrate its 42nd anniversary on Saturday.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather around Castletown harbour to watch brave competitors race their customised baths over a 400m course.

The winner is the first to reach the finish line […]

Release your inner Tarzan at the new Sure Ape Mann Adventure Park

Located in the heart of South Barrule plantation, the Sure Ape Mann Adventure Park has lots of exciting obstacles to tackle including zip wires, swings and scramble nets, as well as treetop trails and rope courses.

The park has been designed to be suitable for families, with child-friendly rope courses, off-road pedal go-karts, three zip […]

Bonnag World Championship titles decided on island

Dozens of bakers entered the competition in Dalby

Dozens of bakers have competed in the World Bonnag Championships in the Isle of Man.

Bonnag, a traditional sweet bread, is thought to have been a Manx staple for hundreds of years.

Anne Quirk claimed the best in show along with the ladies title whilst […]