5 of 5 (1 vote)

Southern half of The Millennium Way

A moderate walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Isle of Man, England, about 15.90km (9.88 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 117m (383ft)
Descent 167m (547ft)
Max. Elevation 150m (492ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 284m (930ft)
Parliament Lane, Castletown
Distance 15.90km
Duration ~4:45h
Ordnance Survey Map
2Created by mac.hawk on 14 Sep 2015
The southern half of The Millennium Way (walked north to south) that detours near St Marks to avoid fields that, at the time of visiting (August), were full of cows with young calves. Buses half hourly to Crosby. All (mainly quiet) road until you reach Silverdale Glen. Suitable for older children due to length and the short section of main road walking.

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Alight the bus in Crosby and head up Old Church Road (the B35). Shortly after passing the infant River Dhoo the road climbs quite steeply uphill.
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Reach crossroads and carry on ahead after visiting Marown Old Church with it's old crosses inside the church.
About 0.98 km (~0.61 miles) from
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After 3/4 mile look for a waymarker post on the right adjacent a wide gate. Go up the track and through the next field to see on the left, in the next field, St Patrick's Chair. Return to the road.
About 0.91 km (~0.57 miles) from
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Keep following the B35 (now Garth Road) through the crossroads with Foxdale Road to reach St Marks and at the junction turn right briefly then turn left (both junctions wayposted).
About 4.34 km (~2.7 miles) from
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Just before the church take the lane on the right passing housing on right. Just after the lane turns to grassy track take a footpath at right then a left turn across two fields to the the road.
About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
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Follow the road to the junction with the A3 and directly cross the road then take the greenway track that runs south, parallel the A3, for 3/4 of a mile.
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
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Rejoin the A3 and follow it south for a mile taking care as there is no walkway. On the left, at the bottom of a dip in the road, take the northern entrance to Silverdale Glen.
About 0.95 km (~0.59 miles) from
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Simply follow the river downstream. After 1/2 mile reach the boating lake (cafe & toilets) and continue following downstream.
About 1.46 km (~0.91 miles) from
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Another 3/4 mile brings you to Monks Bridge and shortly after which the Abbey restaurant. The route goes around the rear of the restaurant to reach a road junction.
About 1.31 km (~0.81 miles) from
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At the junction go right a few yards then turn left down a wayposted track. Immediately before reaching a farmhouse take a wayposted path on the left to rejoin the river.
About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
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The path turns right to simply follow it downstream, crossing banks after approx a mile. After another 1/2 mile reach a road junction where you simply cross the road and head for the harbour/castle.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
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A quick walk to the end of the pier and the southern half of The Millennium Way completed. With the detours this section of the walk is approx 13.5 miles long.
About 2.43 km (~1.51 miles) from

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