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Spooyt Vane

Type:Natural Feature

Spooyt Vane Waterfall © Peter Killey

About

Located on the west coast of the island, the Spooyt Vane waterfall remains hidden away in the Glen Mooar Valley. 

The beautiful Spooyt Vane, which is Manx Gaelic for 'White Spout', lies just outside the glen's boundary but visitors are welcome to view it by courtesy of the owner. It is one of the highest waterfalls on the Island and leaps in three stages from the ledge above down through the trees and walls of rocks to the pool below. Due to its location, the waterfall is found in a secret, tranquil hollow that allows you to enjoy the waterfall in peace and quiet before continuing through the glen. 

In the central part of the glen lie the remains of a listed ancient monument dating from 8th to 10th century. The site consists of a keeill (chapel) which was dedicated to St Patrick, hence its Manx name Cabbal Pherick (Patrick's Chapel), together with a surrounding burial ground and the remains of a priest's cell.

There are also two stone pillars which are almost 70ft in height and are all that remain of the impressive iron lattice-work railway viaduct which once spanned the valley. This line, opened in 1879, closed finally in 1968 and these pillars are the only evidence of the once imposing Victorian railway in the glen.

At the foot of the western-most pillar is a set of steps leading to a section of Raad Ny Foillan (The Road of the Gull), a long distance public footpath. This part follows the old railway route to St German's station and beyond to Kirk Michael.

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Glen Mooar, Kirk Michael

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