About the Heritage Trail
This path follows the old Douglas to Peel railway line. The trail
follows the Steam Railway Station, but does not start or end where it
once did. On the Douglas side it starts at Quarter bridge and on the Peel
side it ends near the parking lot of the House of Manannan (partly built
out of the old railway station). Information signs are posted about
the path as well as picnic stops. Refreshment can be obtained from
some of the main villages on the trail like Crosby and St John.
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Walking the Heritage Trail
- The trail starts from Quarterbridge in Douglas.
- Follow along the disused Douglas to
Peel Steam Railway
line till the trail comes to Braddan Bridge.
- Follow the trail along the railway line beside the River Dhoo.
- Next pass through Union Mills and then into the district of Marown.
- After passing near Glen Vine, the trail comes within sight of St. Runius
- Detour slightly and take a look at the St. Runius Church before
rejoining the route to Peel.
- Continuing on, the trail now begins to run alongside the Greeba River and
into the Curragh, where there is a picnic area.
- Following the trail on note passing under a main road. At this point
there is a detour to see a round house site. Take the main road going
north (right of the trail) and follow it towards Ballacraine. The site
is on the left side of the road. Return the same way to rejoin the trail.
- There is another picnic stop near the junction of another disused railway line,
which heads south.
- The trail now moves on towards the village of
St. John's. At the underpass of the next main road, detour from
the trail to visit this historical village. Follow the main road
on the right side of the trail to St. John's.
There see Tynwald Hill,
Tynwald Church, and
Tynwald Museum, before
returning to the trail and on to Peel.
- Continuing along the trail, pass the point where the railway line splits
on the right and goes north.
- Passing between the Abbey in the distance on the right and the River Neb
on the left, the trail comes to another picnic area.
- Heading close to Peel, the trail passes the golf course.
- Following along the outside of the city, pass the Mills and continue
on into Peel.
- The trail ends with the House of Manannan. Enjoy the City of the West.
Saturday 01 October 2016
Isle of Man Walks App Launch. Isle of Man Walks App Launch at Bradda Glen Restaurant, Port Erin at 11am, sponsored by the Gough Ritchie Trust, the Manx Lottery Trust and the Donny Collister Trust. Join Robbie Callister and our Story of the Land Team as they officially launch our exciting new mobile app 'Isle of Man Walks'-the first in the world to use beacon technology for an outdoor heritage trail! Find out what a beacon is and how they work, how to download the app to your smartphone and then set out on a walk of your own-and discover your local heritage like never before!, Bradda Glen Restaurant,, Port Erin, http://www.rushenheritage.org.
|Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)
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