On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

(Road of the Gulls) Laxey to Douglas

The Isle of Man electric railway can be used to return to your starting point for all stages from Ramsey to Douglas.Named from the Norse word for Salmon river 'laxa', due to the tales of great catches, today Laxey is mainly a residential and tourist area, though in the past it was a thriving mining and fishing village. The Laxey Mines were the deepest mines in the world during the 1800's. The Great Laxey Wheel, 'Lady Isabella', was used to pump water out of the mines.The Ballannette Conservation and Wetlands Area inland of Clay Head preserves a wide selection of flora, fauna and birdlife. The last part, from Onchan, is on the road but is by no means an unpleasant walk down on to the promenade at Douglas

Distance: 
9.5 miles / 15.2 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
4 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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