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Railway Ramble: Glen Mona, Snaefell Mines, Laxey Valley, Agneash, Laxey Village

Type:Walking Route

Public Footpath near Slieau Ouyr looking south over Laxey

About

Grading: Strenuous
Distance: 9 km / 5.8 miles

Start: Glen Mona Station
Finish: Laxey Station

A steep but rewarding walk taking you across open moorland before descending to the disused Snaefell Mines. A pleasant track then takes you through the valley running parallel with the Snaefell Mountain Railway as you descend into the charming village of Laxey.

Advice and Safety Information

Stony steep track for 0.5 miles.

Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers and a very good level of fitness. The route will include some hills and rough country. Walking boots and suitable clothing are essential.

 

 

 

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Distance: 5-10 Miles
  • Grade: Difficult/ Strenuous

Add Railway Ramble: Glen Mona, Snaefell Mines, Laxey Valley, Agneash, Laxey Village to your Itinerary

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

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

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

What's Nearby

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