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Railway Ramble: Dhoon Glen, Ballaragh, King Orry's Grave, Agneash, Laxey

Type:Walking Route

View overlooking the Great Laxey Wheel, Laxey Village and the sea

About

Grading: Moderate
Distance: 9.65 km / 6 miles

Start: Dhoon Glen Halt
Finish: Laxey Station

A walk through Dhoon Glen, one of the Island’s longest and most spectacular glens, is followed by some quiet lane walking to King Orry’s Grave. The route then takes you through beautiful Manx countryside to the hamlet of Agneash, before descending to The Laxey Wheel and the village of Laxey.

Advice and Safety Information

Dhoon Glen is steep and can be muddy 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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Distance: 5-10 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Rail: Take the Manx Electric Railway starting from Douglas or Ramsey, alight at Dhoon Glen Halt.

By Bus: Services 3 and 3A connect Douglas with Laxey and Ramsey.

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