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Laxey, Agneash and King Orry's Grave

Type:Walking Route

Laxey, Agneash and King Orry's Grave


Grading: Moderate
Distance: 6.4 km / 4 miles

Start & Finish: Laxey Station

Magnificent views of Snaefell and surrounding hills, the historic Great Laxey Wheel, the Viking King Orry's grave and the charming village of Laxey all combined in one circular beautiful walk.

Situated on the east coast of the Isle of Man, the village boasts the picturesque Glen Mooar Valley to the unspoilt tiny harbour at the North end of a wide bay known as 'Old Laxey'. Minke Whales may be spotted from the bay during autumn and winter months. You may also catch sight of a Bottlenose Dolphin between October and March.

Advice and Safety Information

This walk is steep 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
Laxey Station, Laxey

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Take the A2 coast road between Douglas and Ramsey, parking available in the village. 

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Services 3 and 3A from Douglas and Ramsey, or the less frequent service 13 from Douglas and Onchan.

By Rail: Manx Electric Railway from Douglas or Ramsey. Alight at Laxey or Minorca (request stop) for King Orry's Grave only.

What's Nearby

  1. Join the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey and travel to the summit of Snaefell. From…

    0.01 miles away
  2. The source of the Laxey River is located on Snaefell, the Island’s highest peak. It…

    0.08 miles away
  3. The "Washing Floors" were built in 1848 and situated in the area now known as the Valley…

    0.1 miles away
  1. Laxey Glen is a favourite among tourists and locals alike. It is a popular spot for…

    0.1 miles away
  2. Located in the village of Laxey, this restored railway runs from the old washing floors…

    0.12 miles away
  3. King Orry's Grave is the most complete of the Island’s megaliths and is a superb example…

    0.35 miles away
  4. This feat of Victorian engineering and ingenuity is the largest surviving waterwheel of…

    0.42 miles away
  5. Axnfell is on the steep north facing slopes of Glen Roy and has an area of 36 hectares.…

    0.67 miles away
  6. Laxey Beach is situated on the Island's east coast approximately 8 miles north of Douglas…

    0.76 miles away
  7. Dhoon Glen is known for its natural and rugged beauty. It boasts a splendid waterfall and…

    1.69 miles away
  8. Conrhenny is a growing venue for community involvement, with a 5 hectare Children's Wood…

    1.96 miles away
  9. Garwick Beach, located in the valley of Baldrine, can be found at the foot of Garwick…

    2 miles away
  10. The Ballanette Reserve includes a series of lakes with at least one bird watching hide.…

    2.64 miles away
  11. Snaefell is the Island’s only mountain. Its summit is 2,036ft above sea level.

    2.84 miles away
  12. Two pretty reservoirs, a short walking distance apart, that lie in the hills above Onchan…

    3.29 miles away
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The Great Laxey Wheel, LaxeyThis feat of Victorian engineering and ingenuity is the largest surviving waterwheel of its kind in the world.

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