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3 - Central East Summits

Type:Walking Route

3 - Central East Summits


A walk of two circles from Windy Corner. Offering superb views of the east coast of the Island and of the Glen Roy Valley skirting the famous Isle of Man TT Mountain Course. The walk bags four summits including a local favourite Beinn-y-Phott, colloquially called Penny Pot. The footpath verges left following this summit onto the Millennium Way walking route towards the small village of Baldwin. Here you’ll spot St Luke’s Church believed to be the highest standing church on the Island with views from its door to as far as the Isle of Anglesey. At the fork in the road after the church, follow the road on the left up to the Killabane Stone Circle, the ancient site of the Manx parliament Tynwald from the 15th century.

Track the Baldwin River on your return and when you reach the moorland you will come by the rocky outcrop on your left. You’ll then take the shorter circular loop but steep climb to the top of Slieau Lhost, with extensive views over Douglas, the Baldwin Valleys before seeking out Slieau Ree to finish.

Take care when crossing the major road on the TT Mountain Course.

Summits on this route: Beinn-y-Phott 1,791ft (546m) - Mullagh Ouyr 1,611ft (491m) - Slieau Lhost 1,460ft (445m) - Slieau Ree 1,037ft (316m)
​​​​​Start/Finish: Mountain Road
Distance/Duration: 16.2km or 10mi / 5h 20m
Total ascent: 613m
Difficulty: Difficult
Terrain: Road and glen footpaths with some open moorland that is boggy in places.

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Manx Summits over 1000ft - Self-Guided Routes
This route is one of eight scenic self-guided walking routes for experienced walkers, bagging 25 summits over 1000ft on the Isle of Man, the first entire nation to be designated a UNESCO Biosphere. Majestic landscapes can be expected in abundance whilst walking in the wild Manx uplands. The islands awe-inspiring nature and rich tapestry of flora and fauna will come to life as you explore your chosen route. Whatever the season, you can be sure to witness breath-taking views; spring brings with it lush greenery whilst late summer rolls out a vibrant carpet of heather and western gorse. Be surprised at each turn and over every climb, discover 360 views and magnificent hilltops steeped in Celtic heritage and legend, fern-filled glens and other hidden gems.

General Advice
> Plan ahead. Before your walk check the status of the routes you plan to walk.
> There are some strenuous stretches and climbs: be prepared and well equipped.
> Arrange your daily distances to suit your fitness and the load you are carrying.
> Take some refreshments with you on your walk.
> The weather in upland and coastal areas can change rapidly and there can be poor visibility at times, check the forecast and tide and take suitable protective clothing for the conditions. 
> Don’t walk on any private land. Respect wishes of the landowners and comply with any signage.

Countryside Code Advice for the Public
> Respect everyone. 
> Leave gates and property as you find them.
> Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit.
> Keep dogs under control, in sight and on a lead near livestock. Dogs must be kept on a lead when walking off the paths in breeding bird season (1st April – 31st July).
> Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance. 
> Do not light fires or discard any cigarettes anywhere within the countryside.


​​​​​Start/Finish: Mountain Road, Ramsey

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