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Railway Ramble: Santon Station, Glen Grenaugh, Port Grenaugh and Santon Head

Type:Walking Route

Railway Ramble: Santon Station, Glen Grenaugh, Port Grenaugh and Santon Head

About

Grading: Leisurely
Distance: 11 km / 6.75 miles

Start & Finish: Santon Station

Hop off the Steam Train at Santon Station to take in the sights of a sandy hidden cove leading to a section of the Raad ny Follian, the coastal footpath and a little known glen which blooms in spring.

As you walk down the quiet lane to Port Grenaugh you start to appreciate how peaceful and hidden the cove is. From the cove the route takes you through a delightful glen running alongside Arragon House. This section of the walk is most colourful in spring when the glen and lanes are awash with wildflowers and daffodils. You'll then join part of the Raad Ny Foillan, the coastal footpath passing Manx farmland and Cronk ny Merriu, a Celtic Iron age fort. The section along the coast is an ideal opportunity to spot sea-birds including choughs and cormorants.

Advice and Safety Information

Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. The route will includeun-surfaced rural paths and tracks. Walking boots and suitable clothing are recommended.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Distance: 5-10 Miles
  • Grade: Easy/ Leisurely

Provider Features

  • In countryside
Santon Station, Santon

Add Railway Ramble: Santon Station, Glen Grenaugh, Port Grenaugh and Santon Head to your Itinerary

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Rail: Take the Steam Train starting from Douglas or Port Erin, alight at Santon Station.

By Bus: Services 1, 1A, 2, 10, 10A, 11, 11A, 12, 12A, Connect Douglas or Port Erin with Santon. (tell the driver you wish to stop at Santon)

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