Trails & Boardwalks
Enjoy a peaceful walk through our protected wetlands. Interpretation boards tell the story of the Ballaugh Curragh. You may even spot some of the Island's infamous wild wallabies!
The Ballaugh Curragh is a much-loved area on the Isle of Man and part of the Island's only Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar convention, and an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI). The area has excellent examples of wetland habitats characteristic of the Island: bog pools, marshy grassland, birch woodland, modified bog and willow scrub (known as curragh).
Curragh Nature Trail
This exciting new Trail, opened on June 2021, takes visitors on a journey through part of the Island's only Wetland of International Importance and an Area of Special Scientific Interest. Learn why this is such a special place for wildlife with innovative activities for families to enjoy including a Talking Bench, brass rubbing and much more. A boardwalk will take you through areas of boggy ground, reminding us that a wetland is a place where you need wellies to keep your feet dry! The Curragh Nature Trail was developed by the Wildlife Park's associated charity, Supporters of the Curraghs Wildlife Park (SCWP), in partnership with Curraghs Wildlife Park staff and with funding from the Manx Lottery Trust and Zurich.