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Witches Barrel

Type:Cycling and Mountain Biking

Biker admiring the breathtaking scenery

About

Cross Country Route

This is a grueling figure-of-eight route to test even the most seasoned riders with over 2,800 ft of climbing. But don’t be put off. The descent from the top of Slieau Whallian is a well earned reward for all you efforts!

Starting and finishing at the car park by the primary school in St John's, opposite the former Farmers Arms pub. Be aware if you have your bike on the roof of your car, as this car park has a maximum height barrier.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Distance: 10-20 Miles
  • Grade: Difficult/ Strenuous

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

St John's is situated on the main Douglas to Peel road.

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