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Spring Trees Summerhill Glen

Acquired: 1933, 99 year lease from the Government Property Trustees
Disabled: Limited Access
Location: Douglas
Parking: Ample, close by
Type: Mountain Glen

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]
Summerhill Glen

Summerhill Glen

Summerhill Glen

Summerhill Glen

Summerhill Illuminations (Photo from Douglas Borough Council

Summerhill Illuminations (Photo from Douglas Borough Council

Summerhill Illuminations (Photo from Douglas Borough Council

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