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Autumn Trees Ballaglass Glen

Access: Electric tram, car, bus
Acquired: Forestry Division, 1952
Location: Halfway between Laxey and Ramsey, near the coast
OS Ref: 4689
Parking: Ample, close by
River: Cornaa
Size: 6.0 hectares, 15.0 acres
Type: Mountain Glen
Woodland: Mature Oak, Larch, Willow, Beech, Birch, Pine, and Ash

About Ballaglass Glen

This glen lies deep in a rocky valley. The trees are tall and create a high green canopy in the summer months. The Cornaa river runs fast over large slabs of Manx slate as it makes its way like a rapid to the sea. Ballaglass was once the home of a large corn mill, which was in use till the early 1950's. Mining was also done in the glen during the great mining years experienced by the Isle of Man during the mid to late 1800's. Minerals like copper, lead, and zinc were extracted from beneath the riverbed. The remains and ruins from these past industries can be found all over the glen, though mostly covered by thick vegetation.




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