Spanish Head

Spanish Head is a headland on the southwestern tip of the Isle of Man, rising over 100 m from sea level. You can see the island of the Calf of Man which lies to the southwest of the head, separated from it by the Calf Sound.

A popular location for walkers taking in both The Chasms and The Sound and for bird watchers with the cliffs providing great breeding grounds.

The area is also one of the popular rock climbing locations on the island.

The name Spanish Head is thought to arise from the tale of a ship from the Spanish Armada that was wrecked in the area, though there is no evidence to suggest this. Locals suggest that the name may originate from the Manx name for the type of rock in the area.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (W)

Calf of Man weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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