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

(Road of the Gulls) Ramsey to Laxey

The Isle of Man electric railway can be used to return to your starting point for all stages from Ramsey to Douglas. Ramsey is the Isle of Man’s second town after Douglas and has a thriving working harbour. The route at Port e Vullen is impassable at high tide, necessitating a short diversion via the road. Now a place for coastal walks and high sea views, Maughold Head is rich in history with an Iron Age fortification crowning its summit. In the 6th and 7th centuries iron ore was taken from here for smelting, and a monastery was once established on the windy cliff top. Nearby are the early Christian monuments preserved in the ?cross shelter’ in Maughold churchyard. The precipitous cliffs are home to significant colonies of seabirds such as Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars and Shags. Gob ny Rona, a small peninsula of mostly maritime heath and low cliffs, offers impressive views of Ramsey from the coastal footpath. Dhoon Glen, is the deepest and probably most beautiful glen on the Island. It has one of the highest and most spectacular of waterfalls in all of the glens. Known as "Big Girl", it totals over 40 metres (130 ft) in two drops

Distance: 
13.0 miles / 20.8 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
3 - 4 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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