My Planner

Currently nothing planned yet in your itinerary. Have a browse through the site and begin to add products you're interested in. To begin adding to your itinerary planner, simply click the itinerary button when you see something worthwhile. If your planner remains unfinished, don't forget to hit save and come back later on!

Elfin Glen and Claghbane Woods

Type:Glen

Elfin Glen and Claghbane Woods

About

The wooden slopes of Lhergy Frissel and Claughbane, seperated by the steep sided Elfin Glen, provide an important scenic backdrop to the town of Ramsey and an excellent vantage point for the Northern Plain.

Claughbane is predominantly coniferous and has been worked as a commercial plantation for many years. The woods to the east are managed purely for recreation and sceneic value, but a footpath linking all three areas provides an interesting and varied walk. Of particular not in Elfin Glen is the variety of trees that regenerate freely in the rich alluvial soils assisted by the sheltered conditions which exist there. The combined area of the three sites is 26 ha. (64 acres).

A major landmark in the north of the island is the Albert Tower (approx. 145m a.s.I) which stands immediately beyond the southern boundary of Lhergy Frissel. This prominent feature marks the place where Prince Albert paused to admire the views during a visit to Ramsey with Queen Victoria in 1847. The tower was largely constructed of slate from the Claughbane quarry.

The road which divides Lhergy Frissel is part of the famous T.T course; behind you is the 'Hairpin Corner', a much favoured vantage point for motocycle racing enthusiasts.

All the paths shown are maintained to provide easy access, but visitors should note that the route is somewhat steep in places.

Ramsey

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Hairpin Corner, Ramsey

Stay in touch with us Let your extraordinary story unfold on the Isle of Man…sign up to our newsletter and let us inspire your visit to our hidden gem in the Irish Sea.