Laxey, Agneash and King Orry's Grave

Type:Walking Route

Views over Laxey Bay

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Grading: Moderate
Distance: 6.4 km / 4 miles

Start & Finish: Laxey Station

Magnificent views of Snaefell and surrounding hills, the historic Great Laxey Wheel, the Viking King Orry's grave and the charming village of Laxey all combined in one circular beautiful walk.

Situated on the east coast of the Isle of Man, the village boasts the picturesque Glen Mooar Valley to the unspoilt tiny harbour at the North end of a wide bay known as 'Old Laxey'. Minke Whales may be spotted from the bay during autumn and winter months. You may also catch sight of a Bottlenose Dolphin between October and March.

Advice and Safety Information

This walk is steep in places.

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: 1-5 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Take the A2 coast road between Douglas and Ramsey, parking available in the village. 

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Services 3 and 3A from Douglas and Ramsey, or the less frequent service 13 from Douglas and Onchan.

By Rail: Manx Electric Railway from Douglas or Ramsey. Alight at Laxey or Minorca (request stop) for King Orry's Grave only.

What's Nearby

  1. Join Snaefell Mountain Railway from Laxey for travel to Snaefell summit. Winding its way…

    0.02 miles away
  2. The source of the Laxey River is located on Snaefell, the Island’s highest peak. It…

    0.09 miles away
  3. Laxey Glen and Pavilion, a favourite among tourists and locals alike, is a popular spot…

    0.11 miles away
  1. King Orry's Grave is the largest known Megalithic tomb on the island and tells the story…

    0.37 miles away
  2. This feat of Victorian engineering and ingenuity is the largest surviving waterwheel of…

    0.4 miles away
  3. Axnfell is on the steep north facing slopes of Glen Roy and has an area of 36 hectares…

    0.53 miles away
  4. Laxey Beach is situated on the Island's east coast approximately 8 miles north of Douglas…

    0.78 miles away
  5. Dhoon Glen, known for its natural and rugged beauty, is a small, wooden glen 5 miles…

    1.86 miles away
  6. Garwick Beach, located in the valley of Baldrine, can be found at the foot of Garwick…

    2.02 miles away
  7. Conrhenny Plantation offers unspoilt panoramic views over Douglas Bay, and is the perfect…

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  8. Conrhenny is a growing venue for community involvement, with a 5 hectare Children's Wood…

    2.07 miles away
  9. The Ballanette Reserve includes a series of lakes with at least one bird watching hide.…

    2.66 miles away
  10. Snaefell is the highest mountain and the only summitt higher than 2,000 feet on the Isle…

    2.82 miles away
  11. Cashtal yn Ard, or the Castle of the Heights, is a well preserved chambered tomb situated…

    3.21 miles away
  12. Two pretty reservoirs, a short walking distance apart, that lie in the hills above Onchan…

    3.21 miles away
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