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A32 (Isle of Man)

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From:  Ballachuddy (SC206697)
To:  Port Erin (SC195691)
Via:  Bradda
Distance:  2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Meets:  A7, B47, A5
Former Number(s):  B34
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Isle of Man

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Isle of Man

Route outline (key)
A32 Ballachuddy - Port Erin

The A32 forms a loop serving Bradda, to the north of Port Erin.

Looking uphill on the A32 in Port Erin

The route starts at a T junction at a sharp left hand bend on the A7 and heads north on Reayrt y Cronk, curving westwards onto Honna Road as it passes through Ballafesson. A right turn, signed for Surby, is the B47, which cuts between the steep hills to the pretty Fleshwick Bay. The A32, meanwhile, becomes narrower as it winds through Bradda East and into Bradda West, where it turns to head south into Port Erin itself. The view has been glimpsed from the hillside as the road passes through Bradda, but it suddenly opens up, with the bay spread out below, and tall blocks of flats and guest houses lining the roadside opposite to make the most of the views.

Despite still being high above the water, the road is now called the Promenade, as it continues to drop into the town centre. Steps lead down to Shore Road below, with the rooftops barely showing above the roadside wall, and then the A32 comes to an end at a one-way system at the western end of the A5. Traffic must turn left onto Church Road, with Station Road ahead being no entry.


As originally numbered in the 1920's, the route was given the B34 number. It had been renumbered as the A32 by 1963.

A32 (Isle of Man)
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