The Isle of Man cherishes what it has an is determined to safeguard it for the future, and this was part of the reason it was the first entire nation to become a UNESCO Biosphere region. With such a prestigious award comes the promise of beautiful scenery and masses of marine life, birdlife and wildlife, all of which can be enjoyed across the island’s landscapes year round.
Self-propelled power: With jaw-dropping scenery on tap, you’re on the right track by choosing to explore on foot or by bike. Throughout the island there are a variety of trails and paths to follow, whether it’s a serious hike through the glens or gentle pedal alongside the coastline you’re seeking.
Eat and drink local produce: Many restaurants love to take advantage of the amazing selection of produce available locally, be ithandpicked vegetables at local farms and delicious creamy ice cream, to home-reared Loaghtan lamb and freshly caught queenies.
Drink responsibly: If you want to sample a local brew there are a variety of options including Foraging Vintners, a craft winery who produce non-grape varieties of sparkling wine, ciders, ginger beer and rum, all made using home-grown produce and eco-friendly methods. There’s also the Fynoderee Distillery, which is dedicated to the production of premium spirits with genuine Manx roots and heritage; or Okell’s which brew a delicious range of ales.
Do it yourself: If you’re self-catering, fuel up on some sustainable sustenance at a farmer’s market, where you’ll be greeted by the most tempting of treats from vegetables dug that day, to succulent meats, pickles, jams and even Manx honey.