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RNF 12: Laxey to Douglas

Type:Walking Route

RNF 12: Laxey to Douglas


Ornance Survey Map: HERE

Grading: Moderate

Distance: 15km / 9.5 miles

Start: Laxey Promenade

Finish: Douglas Millennium Bridge


Begin your walk at Laxey Promenade, before following the steep footpath leading towards Baldrine. Take time to discover the isolated cove of Garwick Bay before continuing on to Ballanette Reserve. Here you can explore the picturesque Reserve with its abundance of wildlife and coastal scenery.

As you continue, you will pass Lonan Church, with the only 10th century decorated cross in its original positioning, before following the path into Groudle Glen, where a woodland wizard awaits. 

Finish your day's walk discovering the intriguing history of Douglas Bay. 


Advice and Safety Information

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: 5-10 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
Laxey Promenade, Laxey

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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: 3, 3A, 13, 15*, N3 all serving Laxey town.

What's Nearby

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