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  • Snaefell Mountain
    Snaefell Mountain
    by Ellie22
  • Snaefell Mountain
    Snaefell Mountain
    by Ellie22
  • Snaefell Mountain
    Snaefell Mountain
    by Ellie22

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    by Ellie22 Written Mar 12, 2014

    To get to the bottom of the mountain use the snaefell mountain railway or the A18. (Park in the car park near the Bungalow railway station, which is the last railway stop before the summit). There is a rough path to the summit that leads from this car park, you will see the signed gate. The trail has sections of gravel, slate stones, grass, and rock which are often slippy (the angle of ascent steepens significantly closer to the summit). Special climbing equipment or clothing is not required and the average climb time on a dry footpath is about 45 minutes.

    A marker embedded in the concrete obelisk at the top indicates the true summit and there is an information plaque showing the directions and distances of the places you may be able to see from the summit. On a clear day seven kingdoms can be seen from the top of Snaefell: the Isle of Man, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Mannanan (the sea) and Heaven.

    Why not take a breather and refuel yourself in the mountain cafe. Serving hot and cold food, tea, coffee and soft drinks (the cakes are great). They also sell souvenirs and gifts and have information on the original summit building and the mountain.

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Sulby Transportation

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    by Ellie22 Written Mar 12, 2014

    The Snaefell Mountain Railway is a seasonal electric tram that goes form Laxey to the base of Snaefell and then up to the summit (about 4 miles). It usually runs from April to October. It stops at the bottom of the mountain (the bungalow), and then continues up to the summit.

    N.B during race and practice weeks the tram will stop before the Bungalow as it cannot cross the course, you will need to get off and cross a bridge that goes over the road. You can then get on another tram at the other side of the road.

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    by Ellie22 Written Mar 4, 2014

    The A18 Snaefell Mountain Road passes over the slopes of Snaefell, and is the highest section of the Snaefell Mountain Course, on which the Isle of Man TT Races are held.

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Sulby Off The Beaten Path

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    by Ellie22 Written Mar 12, 2014

    The land here was once used to pasture animals, but is now used as a camping and recreational ground. There is a gorgeously clear river and the site gives you panoramic views of Cronk Sumark and Gob y Volley.

    N.B you can camp overnight during the summer (may to september) but only if you obtain a camping permit (free of charge).

    Note that:
    No overnight parking or camping permitted during “Winter”
    The maximum stay is 14 days,
    Permit to be clearly displayed at all times.
    No fires permitted, though raised BBQs are allowed.

    For permits contact:
    Forestry, Amenity and Lands Directorate
    Thie Slieau Whallian
    Foxdale Road
    St John's
    Isle of Man
    IM4 3AS
    Telephone: 01624 801263

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    • National/State Park
    • Camping

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