4.2 of 5 (2 votes)

Snaelfell to Laxey 'off piste' in places!

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting and finishing in , , about 11.90km (7.39 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 92m (301ft)
Descent 652m (2139ft)
Max. Elevation 620m (2034ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 744m (2440ft)
Distance 11.90km
Duration ~3:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
2Created by mac.hawk on 17 Feb 2015
From Snaefell to Laxey across the open moor at times - you could use the obvious footpath to the south, but those hills gotta be climbed!! Road walking in the latter part of the route but King Orry's Grave is a must see & Old Laxey is lovely. Mountain railway (or a lot of walking) to the start point - or link it with the Laxey to Snaefell walk for a fabulous full days walk. Approx 8 1/2 miles.

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From Snaefell summit take the path to the trig pillar, pass the buildings ahead and head NE downhill. Cross the rail tracks with care and head for the A18 and Black Hut.
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Directly cross the road and follow the path that rises the hill and take the right hand path (Clagh Ouyr & North Barrule are for another day!).
About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
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Follow the path for a little over a mile and a little beyond a junction head directly uphill to the summit if Slieau Lhean.
About 1.67 km (~1.04 miles) from
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From the summit keep to the high ground and follow the open moor across to Slieau Ouyr summit.
About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
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The route descends fairly gently and a basic/faint path keeps you on the open moor and head SE to Sileau Ruy.
About 1.00 km (~0.62 miles) from
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The faint (squishy) path continues directly down Slieau Ruy towards The Dreem where it joins a wide track leading to The Clarum.
About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
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Go through a wide gate and follow Clarum Lane down to the B11 Road.
About 1.52 km (~0.94 miles) from
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At the road turn right and follow the road for 3/4 of a mile
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
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At the sharp righ turn ignore the Raad ny Foillan wayposts and keep on the road for another 1/4 mile.
About 0.92 km (~0.57 miles) from
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Shortly after the road turns left reach King Orry's Grave (it's on both sides of the road) shortly after which reach the junction of the Douglas/Ramsey road.
About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
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Cross the road and directly follow Minorca Hill downhill into Old Laxey.
About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
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Cross the river and turn left to reach the harbour/shore (toilets & cafe here).
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
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Retrace your steps the the bridge over the river, cross and turn left up Glen Road for a little over 1/2 mile (following the river upstream).
About 0.23 km (~0.14 miles) from
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At Laxey Woolen Mills (worth a visit) carry on straight ahead to reach a grassed area and the Lady Evelyn waterwheel.
About 1.12 km (~0.7 miles) from
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Have a close look at the waterwheel then exit by the access boardwalk onto the Douglas/Ramsey road where trams and buses to either are available. The walk is about 8 1/2 miles long.
About 0.31 km (~0.19 miles) from

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