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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
Glen Mona Station, Glen Mona

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

  1. Cashtal yn Ard, or the Castle of the Heights, is an exceptional example of a Neolithic…

    0.68 miles away
  2. Ballaglass Glen can be found north of Laxey. Carpeted in bluebells in Spring it has…

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

    1.46 miles away
  1. A small and sheltered hillside reservoir within the Ballure plantation in the North of…

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

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

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

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

    2.85 miles away
  6. Port Lewaigue, a small settlement on the rugged East coast of the Isle of Man, is a…

    2.86 miles away
  7. Join the Snaefell Mountain Railway at Laxey and travel to the summit of Snaefell. From…

    2.89 miles away
  8. These glens provide excellent walking amid mature woodlands and conifers and offer…

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

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

    2.97 miles away
  11. Visit Kirk Maughold for a spiritual experience in this ancient and tranquil setting and…

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

    3.24 miles away
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