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.
Related News Articles
- Heritage Trail drainage and reinstatement work - Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday, 19th March, 2008 14 March 2008
The Isle of Man Water Authority and Lagan Construction (Isle of Man) Limited would like to apologise, in advance, to walkers using the Heritage Trail on Monday, 17th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday, 19th March, 2008. [More]
- West Coast Trunk Main phase 2 - Ballaugh to Kirk Michael 3 October 2006
The ongoing Capital Investment Mainslaying Programme in the West Coast designed to bring better quality water to all parts of the Island is progressing well. [More]
- West Coast Trunk Main Phase 1 Sulby to Ballaugh 16 June 2006
As part of the ongoing Capital Investment Programme designed to bring better quality water to all parts of the Island, the Isle of Man Water Authority are now concentrating on installing new mains down the West Coast of the Island. [More]
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