[from Jenkinson's Practical Guide, 1874]

Ascent of Snaefell from Douglas, by mountain road.

Cronk-ny-Mona, 2½ miles ; Keppel Gate, 5 miles ; Snaefell, 8 miles.

Snaefell is 2034 feet above the sea level, being the highest mountain in Man. Perhaps from no other height in Great Britain can so much be seen at the cost of so little labour. Every tourist ought to consider his visit to the island incomplete without the ascent of this mountain ; and if he be favoured with fine weather, he cannot fail to be gratified with the splendid prospect from the summit.

The journey may be commenced either from Buck’s Road, or from the shore near the iron Pier.

Those who leave by Buck’s Road will turn to the right at the point 1 mile from the town, where four roads join, and 1 mile farther diverge to the left, over the Deemster’s or Heywood’s Bridge.

Persons starting from the shore will go up Broadway, and along Victoria Road, past the Falcon Cliff and Castle Hill Breweries, and arrive at this point.

When over the bridge turn to the left ; the direct road passes Bemahague and leads to Onchan, where it joins the main road at Laxey. A few yards farther another road is seen on the right, which also conducts to Onchan. An extensive view is had of the valley through which flow the Dhoo and Glass rivers, the Asylum building being prominent in the centre, surrounded by high ground stretching from Douglas Head past the Carnane Hill and Mount Murray to South Barrule and Slieu Whallin. In front is the mountain range of Greeba, Shea Reay, Colden, Carraghan, and Pen-y-Pot.

At Cronk-ny-Mona there are a few houses, and two roads branch to the left, one leading to Tromode. Sometimes visitors from Douglas enter the main road at this point. They do not take the turn to the right at the place previously mentioned, where four roads cross, but continue straight on for [1] mile farther, and then turn to the right, opposite the Tromode Mills, and thus obtain a better view of the valley through which flows the river Glass.

A few hundred yards beyond Cronk-ny-Mona the road branches at Hillberry (sometimes called Cold Clay), the right-hand branch leading to the Laxey road, a little beyond Onchan. The tourist must follow the one which diverges to the left. It is in good order, and gradually ascends the Slieu Ree hill. Presently the traveller begins to sniff the pure mountain air and gain extensive views of both sea and land.

The Lanjaghan farmhouse, which is seen some distance on the left, up the hillside, is the place where the wonderful Phynnodderee used to thrash the corn, and bring home the sheep from the mountains on the approach of a storm ; and the occupants of that and the neighbouring farms can tell many strange stories of this creature of the Manx imagination.

When the Keppel Gate is reached, the open fell is entered, and on gaining the summit of the Slieu Ree ridge, a glimpse is had of the East Baldwin valley, with a mountain range on the opposite side, including Pen-y-Pot, Carraghan, Colden, Shea Reay, and Greeba ; and farther distant South Barrule.

A mountain road is seen to pass over the depression between Colden and Carraghan. It ascends from the West Baldwin valley, at the head of which is Injebreck, but not seen from this point. There is also another road observed to cross a mountain pass between Carraghan and Pen-y-Pot, but this is merely used by the inhabitants for carting peat.

Snaefell now comes in view directly in front, and to the right of Pen-y-Pot. On looking back, in the distance Spanish Head is seen, and Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa begins to peer over the northern shoulder of South ‘Barrule.

The next 2 miles of the journey are very enjoyable. The tourist is a great height above the sea, on an excellent road, which commands a fine prospect down the East Baldwin valley, the south-east part of the island being spread to view as though on a map, and with high mountains close at hand, and in the distance a wide expanse of sea. The Isle of Man will vie with any other part of the kingdom for high and excellent mountain roads ; and visitors who are in quest of health and beautiful scenery ought to avail themselves of them infinitely more than they have done in the past. If these roads were oftener frequented the mountains and glens would be more known and better appreciated, and the Isle of Man would occupy a higher position among places of summer resort.

At the foot of Cairn Gharjohl mountain, usually called merely " The Cairn," there is a white gate, where a road turns to right, and runs down Glen Roy to Laxey. Those who return from Snaefell to Douglas, via Laxey, must come back to this gate, or they must walk direct down the Laxey glen, and send the empty conveyance back this way to meet them at Laxey.

At the gate the tops of North Barrule and Slieu Lhean are seen, and a peep is had of a portion of the Laxey glen, with the sea and the Cumberland hills on the opposite shore.

Cairn. Gharjohl may be ascended in six or seven minutes, and the view from the summit will amply repay the traveller for the slight toil. The whole of Douglas town and bay are in sight, and Glen Boy and Laxey present a pretty picture close below the spectator on the left. Beyond a broad expanse of ocean are the Cumbrian mountains. To the south are King William’s College, and the tower on Langness. The southern part of the island is spread to view, and there is a fine mountain range extending from Spanish Head to North Barrule, and including South Barrule, Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa, Greeba, Shieu Reay, Colden, Carraghan, the top of Shieu Farrane, Pen-y-Pot, Snaefell, Shieu Mullagh Oure, Slieu Lhean, and Shieu Choar.

The road now runs along the side of Shea Mullagh Oure, and at the Pen-y-Pot iron gate a road diverges to the left, which, after rounding a shoulder of Pen-y-Pot, branches at a spot known as as " Brandy Well," and descends to Injebreck and Baldwin, to Little London and Cronk-y-Voddee, to Kirk Michael, and to Druidale and Ballaugh.

Through a gap on the left is seen Mount Karrin, and in the distance the Scotch coast. In front, to the right of Snaefell, appear Slieu Lhean, Slieu Choar, and the top of North Barrule. Mount Karrin and North Barrule disappear, but on the left advance to view Shea Dhoo and Shea Farrane.

At the foot of Snaefell, but about 1360 feet above the sea level, close to the point where a road branches to left and descends into the Sulby glen, has been erected a wooden refreshment hut, and stables for horses, and on the top of the mountain is another refreshment house belonging to the same proprietor.

It is an easy gradual ascent from the hut to the summit of Snaefell, which a good walker may accomplish in twelve minutes, and few persons will require longer than half an hour for the work. The ascent may be made direct from the hut, but the easiest and driest ground is found by proceeding along the road for 200 or 300 yards farther.

The view from this altitude is extensive and magnificent The whole of the island is spread below, surrounded by the sea, beyond which are visible the coasts of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. There is a long stretch of the Scotch coast from the Mull of Galloway and past the mountain range of Criffel to the Solway Firth. Most of the Cumberland mountains are in sight, including Scawfell Pike, the highest point in England, and Black Combe, the height to the south which appears to rise direct from the sea. In Wales are seen the top of Snowdon, the coast round Great Orme’s Head, and the Isle of Anglesey ; and westward the Irish coast, from Lough Strangford to the south of the Mourrie mountains, comes in view.

Turning the eye from distant shores to the scene at the feet of the spectator, the prospect is very charming. To the north is a perfectly level and well cultivated plain, dotted all over with houses, and at the end is prominent the Point of Ayre lighthouse. From the summit of the mountain, Ramsey is concealed, but by walking 100 yards to the north most of it is visible. The fine narrow ridge of Shea Choar and North Barrule run in a direct line with Maughold Head. On the south side of Slieu Lhean are the Laxey glen and town, the houses presenting a picturesque appearance around the pretty little bay. The eye then wanders past Lonan church, Port Garwick, Clay Head, Growdale Harbour and Bank’s Howe to Douglas Head. The Cairn hill hides the town of Douglas, but the lighthouse, the head hotel, and Tower of Refuge, are very distinct. A great part of the plain watered by the Dhoo and Glass rivers is visible, and the coast stretching past Langness Point and Port St. Mary, to Spanish Head and the Mull Hills. In the same direction are South Barrule and Cronk-na~Irey-Lhaa. Connecting these with Snaefell, are Greeba, Colden, Carraghan, and Pen-y-Pot. Slieu Whalhin, and the Peel Hill and Corrin’s Tower, are also visible. To the northwest, near at hand, is the wild deep glen of Sulby, bounded by the heights of Slieu Farrane, Slieu Dhoo, and Mount Karrin.

If the day be fine the spectator will be loath to leave this, the most central, and in many respects the most favoured vantage point in the British Isles. It was to this height that Cowley the poet supposed himself transported when he wrote his ‘Poetic Vision,’ deploring the miseries of the Civil Wars.

From Snaefell the descent may be made in various directions. To Laxey straight down the glen ; or over the northern shoulder of Slieu Mullagh Oure ; or Laxey with carriage, via the White Gate, at the foot of Cairn Gharjohl. By Keppel Gate to Douglas ; or round Pen-y-Pot to Brandy Well junction, and thence descend either to Injebreck and Baldwin, to Little London and Glen Helen, to Kirk Michael, or to Druidale and Ballaugh ; or from Snaefell down the Sulby Glen, and thence to Ramsey. The mountaineer may keep on the top over Slieu Choar to North Barrule ; or take a straight course from Snaefell to Ramsey ; or descend from the top into the recess of Sulby, or Glen Aldyn.

Those who walk to Laxey direct down the glen must refer to page 105.

Perhaps the shortest way to Laxey is that which crosses over Slieu Mullagh Oure. It is a rugged cart-road, hardly fit for a carriage, and commences a few yards on the south side of the refreshment house, nearly opposite the road leading down to the Sulby Glen. After crossing the hill a quick descent is made, first to some farmsteads and cottages, and then past a Methodist chapel, and Laxey is reached close to the Commercial Hotel.

The road from the White Gate, mentioned at page 120, winds round the north side of Cairn Gharjohl, with Shieu Mullagh Oure, and the hollow of Ballaquine, studded with small farmsteads, on the left, and in front are seen the tower of the Lonan new church and the houses of King Orry, near Laxey. A descent is made to Glen Roy, and the streamlet is crossed just below a lead mine, and close to a cheerful-looking house called Riversdale. A steep ascent is made from the stream, and the traveller can reach Laxey by passing Lonan church and entering the Douglas road, or he may save 1 mile by branching to the left, and arriving in the village close to the Queen’s Hotel.

To descend from Snaefell by way of Brandy Well and Injebreck to Douglas, a distance of 13½ miles, follow the Keppel Gate road for ¾ mile along the side of Slieu Mullagh Oure, to an iron gate, and then diverge to the right. The road makes a long sweep round Pen-y-Pot, with the pile of stones on the summit visible on the left, and in front gradually appear Sartfell, Shieu Farrane, Slieu Dhoo, and the range terminating in Mount Karrin, at the foot of which lies Druidale and Sulby Glen. Beyond may be seen an extent of level country, the sea, and the Scotch coast. Snaefell is still a prominent object on the right. The road runs through immense beds of peat, which the farmers from the Baldwin valley cut and cart away, very little coal being used in the surrounding glens. When a good way round the mountain, a rough cart-road will be observed on the left, which is used by the people carting peat to East and West Baldwin. It descends between Pen-y-Pot and Carraghan, in the direction of St. Luke’s church and Cronk-y-Keeil-Abban. Druidale, the upper south-western offshoot of Sulby Glen, lies on the right, bleak and barren. The large whitewashed farmhouse seen in the centre of it is occupied by John Brooke, Esq. Everything around is extremely desolate-looking. The drive will be enjoyed by all for the pure exhilarating air, and those will especially delight in it who are partial to wild mountain and moorland scenery. When Pen-y-Pot is rounded, Colden and Carraghan rise on the left, and between the two appear the Baldwin valley, and an extent of upland country farther south. The pedestrian might here descend direct to Injebreck, and save about 11 miles. The road, which is in excellent order, runs along the Injebreck hill to the point known as Brandy Well It is the junction of the roads leading to Snaefell, to Injebreck, to Glen Helen and Little London, to Kirk Michael, and to Druidale and Ballaugh. Whichever route the traveller adopts he will find described in other parts of the book. (See pages 116, 117, and 118.) It is, however, well to point out that the direct road conducts to Little London ; the first branch to left goes to Injebreck, the second merely running on to the mountains : on the right, the first, a rugged road, leads to Druidale, and the second to Kirk Michael.

Those who drive down the Sulby Glen from Snaefell must enter a road which winds from the refreshment hut round the south-western side of the mountain, having Pen-y-Pot across the hollow on the left, and in front Sartfell, Slieu Farrane, and Slieu Dhoo. On passing a waterwheel connected with a small lead mine, the solitary farmhouses of Druidale, Crammag, and Lhergyrhenny appear ; also Mount Karrin, the sea, and the Scotch coast. Some distance farther a pretty peep is had down the hollow of Sulby Glen, to a patch of the level country around Jurby and the Point of Ayre. When through a gate, Druidale is left behind, and a quick descent is made into the Sulby Glen, a romantic and charmingly secluded spot. The road crosses the stream at the Dockspout bridge, where is a small Methodist chapel, and also one or two houses ; a little way higher up the stream is a chapel of ease to Lezayre church, also used as a school. The water in the stream is remarkably pure, and flows along a bed strewn with boulders.

Leaving the bridge, the road runs by the side of the hill, with the stream below on the right, and hills rise sheer on either side. A slate quarry is passed, above which is a narrow gorge called Paris Gill, leading to the foot of Snaefell. When beyond the quarry and a row of cottages, the road winds, and presently is revealed a lonely and solitary stretch of the glen, bounded at the foot by the Carrick mountain, and on the right by Slieu Monagh, and on the left by Mount Karrin. So narrow is this part of the glen that there is merely room for the road, the stream, and two or three tiny plots of grass land. It is pleasant to hear and see the waters tumbling over ledges of rock, to watch the shadows of the clouds speeding along the hillsides, and the birds flying wildly amongst the rocks which overhang the path, whilst songsters are warbling on every side : a few sheep and cattle, and at the foot of the glen two or three farmsteads, add to the picture all that can be desired, making the scene perfect and lovely.

Near the houses is a small gill on the right, in which is a cascade well deserving a visit. The road now runs through the last branch of this wild secluded glen, and the traveller, after passing a starch-mill, arrives at the village of Sulby, and enters the main road. Here a small hill, called Primrose hill, is a picturesque object, and on looking back the mountains around are seen to be perfectly grouped, and from their appearance it will occur to most minds that the way to see the glen aright is to commence here at the foot and travel up, and not down it ; and the stranger will not regret if he resolve at some future time to adopt this plan.

Ascent of Greeba.

Greeba is the mountain that stands on the north side of the valley traversed by the Douglas and Peel railway, and it is the beginning of the high mountain range which runs past Slieu Reay, Golden, Carraghan, and Pen-y-Pot, to Snaefell and North Barrule. It is 1383 feet high, and commands an excellent prospect.

The best plan is to travel by railway to Crosby or St. John’s, and commence the ascent near St. Trinian’s church, or at a plantation 50 yards on the Douglas side of Stanley Mount. No objection will be made to the tourist going through the plantation, if he keep on the footpath. At a cottage a key may be had to unlock the gate.

As soon as the open fell is gained the view is very pleasing. The railway is seen winding to Peel, along a pretty valley, in the midst of which are St. John’s church and the Tynwald Hill. South Barrule, Slieu Whallin, and the Peel Hill, with Corrin’s Tower, are on the opposite side, and the Irish coast is seen in the direction of the latter height. A good walker will accomplish the ascent in thirty minutes ; others will require from forty to sixty minutes. On the summit is a cairn, or stone man, as it is sometimes called.

The view of the south of the island is extensive and beautiful. Douglas, Castletown, Peel, and the intervening vales, being in sight, and the coast from Clay Head to Poolvash, also a strip of sea in the direction of Peel. South Barrule, with Foxdale and its mines, Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa, and Shea Whalhin, occupy a prominent position to the southwest, and to the north the view is bounded by Sartfell, Colden, and the Cairn. In the direction of Clay Head, Black Combe is seen, with other (Cumberland hills. Between Douglas and Castletown may be discerned Anglesey and the hills of Wales. Between Slieu Whallin and Peel is the Irish coast, with the Mourne mountains very prominent ; and to the north a long stretch of Scotland is visible.

A Ramble on the Mountain tops, from Greeba to the summits of Slieu Reay, Colden, Pen-y-Pot, and Carraghan.

Tourists who like mountaineering will find this a delightful excursion. We one day started from Douglas and walked the whole way, going by the Peel road and returning by the East Baldwin valley. The distance is about 20 miles, but it may be reduced to 15 miles by taking the train to Crosby.

For the ascent of Greeba see page 125.

It is a walk of about ½ mile from Greeba to Slieu Reay, with a very slight ascent over ground covered with tufts of gorse and heather.

Arrived at the cairn on the summit (height 1570 feet), the mountains Colden, Carraghan, Pen-y-Pot, and Snaefell, and a little of North Barrule, appear in sight. Over the gap between Cairn Gharjohl and Shea Mullagh Oure is a fine display of the highest Cumberland mountains, including Scawfell, Bow Fell, Great Gable, Pillar, and neighbouring heights.

On crossing the depression between Slieu Reay and Colden the south of the island is hidden, but we have, on the left., Peel, and the upper part of Glen Helen, the Beary hill hiding the lower part. On the right are seen East and West Baldwin, and the valleys watered by the Dhoo and Glass, with the town and bay of Douglas.

After going over a mountain road, and some wire fencing, a rather steep climb leads to the top of Colden (height 1599 feet), whence can be seen the coasts of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales ; the towns of Douglas and Castletown, and the Point of Ayre lighthouse. To the south are the heights Greeba, South Barrule, Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa, and Slieu Whallin ; and on the opposite direction Sartfell, Slieu Farrane, Slieu Dhoo, Mount Karrin, Slieu Monagh, Snaefell, Pen-y-Pot, Carraghan, Cairn Gharjohl, and Slieu Ree.

There is a deep bellow between Colden and Carraghan, down which descend prettily-wooded dells to Injebreck. Carraghan is seen to be a southern offshoot of Pen-y-Pot, and as it cannot be scaled direct without making a great descent, the tourist is advised to bend to the left, cross at the highest point the road which runs over the pass from Injebreck, then turn to the right, and gradually ascend the Injebreck hill. He will pass an excellent road, and soon afterwards enter it and continue on it to the foot of Pen-y-Pot, having a fine view to the right of West Baldwin, and to the left into the wilds of Druidale and the Sulby Glen.

From the road, which is 1400 feet high, the summit of Pen-y-Pot (1772 feet) is reached, after ten minutes’ climb. Like its neighbouring heights, it commands a prospect of Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland ; Douglas and Castletown are in sight, and all the lowland, from East Baldwin, close at the spectator’s feet, to the Mull Hills, is spread to view as on a map. To the south are Carraghan, Golden, Slieu Reay, Greeba, South Barrule, Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa, and Corrin’s Tower, but Peel town is out of sight. Then come Sartfell, Slieu Farrane, Mount Karrin, the Sulby Glen, the plain, and Point of Ayre. Snaefell, Slieu Choar, and North Barrule are fine peaks to the northeast. Slieu Mullagh Oure hides Laxey. The road to Douglas is seen winding round Cairn Gharjohl.

From Pen-y-Pot the tourist may walk to the summit of Carraghan (1520 feet) ; and here again are seen the four neighbouring coasts ; also a grand panorama, which includes the East Baldwin valley and the plain watered by the Dhoo, with Injebreck, Douglas town and bay, Castletown, and the coast from Bank’s Howe to Port St. Mary. To the southwest are South Barrule, Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa, Greeba, Colden, Sartfell, Slieu Farrane, Slieu Dhoo, and Mount Karrin. Then the opening of the Sulby Glen and a little of the level country in the direction of the Point of Ayre. To the northeast are Pen-y-Pot, Snaefell, Slieu Mullagh Oure, and Cairn Gharjohl.

The stranger must hasten from the summit of Carraghan before dark, or he may happen to meet with the ghost of Ben-veg-Carraghan, the " Little Woman of Carraghan," who, until within the last few years, is said to have haunted this mountain. Many of the inhabitants of the adjoining village of Baldwin firmly believe in her existence, and we were much interested when the story was told us, with an air of earnest simplicity, by a man who never for a moment doubted its truth.

In former times there were people who made a living by going from house to house to work with their spinning-wheel, receiving in payment board and lodging, and a shilling per week. Between one and two o’clock in the afternoon the inhabitants of Baldwin had often seen a young woman sitting on the side of the Carraghan mountain, with her wheel on her shoulder, and resting her head on her arm, as if in great trouble. No one could account for the apparition, but it came to be generally considered that a young woman from Maughold Head had been walking over the mountains on her way to spin in the Baldwin valley, and had been murdered on Carraghan. A few years ago the uncle of the person who told us the tale, was returning home, about two o’clock one afternoon, when he saw the woman on her favourite haunt. He determined to endeavour to solve the mystery, and started in pursuit with some dogs, and sent three other persons, one on each side and one to the top of the mountain. ‘The woman, being thus surrounded, made many ineffectual attempts to escape, and at last came close to one of the men and the dogs. The latter could not be persuaded to touch her, but seemed in great trouble, and shed tears. When she had previously been seen it had been noticed that on reaching a small gill she immediately vanished, and she now managed at last to gain that spot and disappeared, and has never since been seen by any of the inhabitants of the neighbouring valleys ; but some one in the north of the island afterwards affirmed that at the same day and hour they had observed her hastening over North Barrule, in the direction of Maughold Head. The man who had been with the dogs, and close to the woman, at once fell ill, and was not able to do any work for more than six months afterwards.

" I know not what the truth may be,
I tell the tale as ‘twas told to me."

A steep descent leads the traveller from the top of Carraghan into East or West Baldwin, and the day’s excursion will be pleasantly ended by a walk to Douglas along the beautiful valleys watered by the river Glass.

Ascent of Slieu Whallin, and Cairn Slieu Whallin.

Slieu Whallin is said to be haunted by the spirit of a murdered witch, who every night joins her lamentations to the howling winds. This woman was put into a barrel, with sharp iron spikes inserted round the interior, pointing inwards, and thus, by the weight of herself and the apparatus, allowed to roll from the top of the hill to the bottom ; and many other persons of both sexes suffered here in a similar manner.

The incredulous readers, or those who look upon this as a proof of the exceptional ignorance and barbarity of the Manx people in those days, must not forget that, during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, numbers of persons suspected of witchcraft were put to death in almost every country of Europe, and that by a bull of Pope Innocent VIII., in 1484, death was denounced against all who could be convicted of witchcraft.

It is said that a man who was accused of murder, and condemned to suffer death on this hill, pleaded his innocence of the crime laid to his charge, and told his accusers that if he was not guilty, a thorn-tree would grow at his head where he was buried, and that a well or spring of water would lie found at his feet, which well and thorn-tree are said to be seen to this day. And, moreover, he warned his persecutors, that as sure as he suffered wrongfully, he would continue to frequent and trouble the locality so long as grass continued to grow, or water to flow ; and being faithful to his word, he continued to annoy and terrify the neighbourhood in succeeding ages.

To make the ascent of Slieu Whallin, the tourist should take the train to St. John’s station, whence he will gain the summit in twenty or thirty minutes. The mountain rises steeply to a height of 900 feet, and the station is close at its base.

The best plan is to cross the line to the Foxdale road, and after proceeding about 50 yards, turn to the right, down the Glen Meay road for the same distance ; then take over a stone step-stile close to a gate, and make straight up the mountain. It is a very steep ascent, but affords pleasant glimpses of the St. John’s vale, and the church and Tynwald Hill close below.

From the top the town of Peel and its classic ruins present a picturesque appearance. The river and railway are seen winding along the valley, which is in sight from the west to the east coast, a long stretch of the sea on either side being visible. Douglas is hidden by the high tableland culminating in Mount Murray. To the right is the Foxdale Glen, with its mines and clusters of houses resting at the feet of the heath-clad heights of the granite mountain, and South Barrule. Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa appears in the distance to the southwest, behind South Barrule and the near height of Cairn Slieu Whallin. St. Patrick’s church is observed near the Peel Hill and Corrin’s Tower. To the north is a small patch of level land, in the direction of Ballaugh and Jurby, and to the northeast are displayed the central mountains of the island, commencing with Greeba, and including Shieu Reay, Colden, Beary, Sartfell, and Slieu Dhoo, with the top of Snaefell in the distance.

Many pedestrians will enjoy a ramble along the mountain to the summit of the neighbouring height of Cairn Slieu Whallin, which is 1093 feet high, being about 200 feet higher than Slieu Whallin proper.

It allows of excellent views of the Foxdale district, covered all over with mines, hamlets, and farmsteads. There are seen two large sheets of water resting on the heath-covered tableland, used as reservoirs for the mines.

When the well-built cairn on the summit is reached, South Barrule and Cronk-na-Irey-Lhaa are finely displayed, with Glen Rushen at their feet, and the hollow is observed in which lies Glen Meay, with its famed waterfall. St. John’s and Tynwald Hill are hidden, but Peel, the valley, and mountains are almost the same as from Slieu Whallin. There is also a wider tract of level land in the direction of the Point of Ayre, and on a clear day the coasts of Ireland and Scotland are visible. The traveller will find his way down to the station without difficulty. He might however, continue along the top in the opposite direction to South Barrule, Glen Rushen or Glean Meay.


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