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Wild West: St John's and Peel

Type:Walking Route

Overlooking Fenella Beach and Peel Town

About

Grading: Leisurely
Distance: 11.5km/ 7 miles 

Start & Finish: St. John's Village Car Park

A predominantly flat walk using old railway lines which takes you through rolling Manx countryside. A short coastal section takes you to the city of Peel before returning along the Heritage Trail.

Leaving St John's, home to the ancient site of Manx parliament meeting place, Tynwald Hill, take the level trail along the Island's former Douglas to Peel railway track and onto the picturesque town of Peel. Allow some time to explore the town's narrow streets, the ancient fortress of Peel Castle or spot basking sharks, minke whales and grey seals around the breakwater. Alternatively there are choice of museums in Peel - House of Manannan, Leece Museum or The Transport Museum. A great opportunity to sample some traditional Manx ice cream and enjoy on the sandy beach!

Advice and Safety Information

Take care when crossing the road on this walk.

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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Distance: 5-10 Miles
  • Grade: Easy/ Leisurely
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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Douglas follow the A1 to St John's. Parking found in the car park located close to St John's school.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Services 4, 5, 5A, 5C, 6, 6A and 6C from Douglas to St John's.

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