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Glen Mooar and Glen Wyllin

Type:Walking Route

Glen Mooar and Glen Wyllin


Grading: Moderate
Distance: 6.4 km / 4 miles

Start & Finish: Glen Wyllin Campsite Car Park

Two beautiful glens, a disused Victorian railway line, an ancient site, a nature reserve and one of the Island’s tallest waterfalls. What more could you want from a short walk?

Meander from Glen Wyllin to the top of the Glen Mooar, where you'll find Spooyt Vane waterfall. If you have more time to explore, stop at the Cooildarry Nature Reserve, owned by the Manx Wildlife Trust makes for a lovely wooded riverside walk. Finish your walk with a short diversion into Kirk Michael village where the cross slabs from Cabbal Pherick (St Patricks Chapel) are on display at the Parish Church.

Advice and Safety Information

Steep and rocky in places.

Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. The route will include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and suitable clothing are essential.



  • Distance: 1-5 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
Kirk Michael

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Douglas, follow the A1 west to Ballacraine. Turn right at the traffic lights and take the A3 to Kirk Michael. On entering the village, turn left along the A4 in the direction of Peel. At the foot of the hill turn right and find parking close to the beach.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Services 5,5A, 5C,6A and 6C from Douglas to Ramsey, stopping in Kirk Michael.

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