||1933, 99 year lease from the Government Property Trustees
||Ample, close by
About Summerhill Glen
Set at the northern end of Douglas promenade, this glen survived well
even though it is set close town. Summerhill Glen is a web of wide footpaths
leading through trees and shrubs. Hidden in its interior lie animal seats
carved out of wood for children, a gnome meet and mushroom hill.
During the summer season (until the end of Oct), there is vast
system of illuminations. A very popular and free evening attraction for
visitors and locals alike. The lights
are turned on at 7pm and off at 11pm. (Photos of the night illuminations
have been provided by Douglas Borough Council.)
Guarding the coast side entrance
to the glen are two old canons, sitting where once a small island defence
point would have been maintained.
This glen is a beautiful place with slow moving streams and large pools
of water. It is a retreat from the action of the capital Douglas, which
though close by can seem miles away.
Related News Articles
- Summerhill Glen Illuminations 6 July 2004
An investigation into the future of Summerhill Glen will result in the illuminations being switched on by the end of this month. [More]
- New Bike Track 4 October 2003
Douglas Corporation is seeking planning permission to create an open space for Farmhill and Anagh Coar. [More]