Snaefell to the Druidale Hills

11 03 2013

This was my favourite walk on the Isle of Man – in fact, so much so, that the next day I took my mother on a variation of the same walk. Both walks started off by getting the Snaefell Mountain Railway up to ‘Bungalow’ – the point at which the railway crosses the TT mountain road…

From here I headed off north-west down the A14 road which descends above the eastern side of the large and beautiful Tholt Y Will reservoir (this isn’t marked on our old 1963 maps as it wasn’t there way back then!)

Tholt y Will Resr to Sartfell & Slieaus Freoghane & Dhoo (S)
Dropping down the reservoir with my object hills past Druidale in the distance
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Isle of Man – Spanish Head & The Chasms

4 03 2013

During the week I visited the Isle of Man with Richard and my parents, Richard and I decided it was time to walk some of the island’s scenic coastline. We’d also heard tales of the scary ‘Chasms’ from my Mum who thought they were dangerous and terrifying – that meant we had to go and see them for ourselves! Read the rest of this entry »





Isle of Man – North Barrule & Snaefell

16 02 2013

The very first walk I wanted to do when we arrived on the Isle of Man for our week’s holiday without the car, was North Barrule. On a lovely sunny day, we took the electric railway up to Ramsey on the north-eastern end of the island. Read the rest of this entry »





Isle of Man – Are You Missing Out?

9 02 2013

If you haven’t been to the Isle of Man, I’d say you’re missing out! The island is beautiful, has a great mix of general tourist activities and hill and glen walking and the place is well-run, clean and orderly. Another bonus is that you don’t need a car! You can get more or less all over the island by various forms of public transport. By various forms, I mean there are all of the following methods of transport on the island: horse trams, electric and steam railways, a mountain railway and buses. To get to the island, there are ferries from both Liverpool and Heysham (Lancashire).

This post is going to deal with the touristy bits and I plan to post a further three posts, one for a coastal walk we did on the south of the island and two mountain walks.
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