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Heritage Trail, Isle of Man

Isle of Man

16 km / 10 miles
This path follows the old Douglas to Peel railway line, traversing the island from east to west, and parallel to the TT course as far as St John's. The trail follows the Steam Railway Line, but does not start or end where it once did. On the Douglas side it starts at Quarter Bridge and on the Peel side it ends near the car park of the House of Manannan (partly built out of the old railway station). Picnic and information sites are situated along the walk.

There are branches from St John's northwards to Sulby (15 miles) and southwards to Foxdale (1 mile) and with these it offers easy walking amongst picturesque countryside for a total distance of about 27 miles.

There is no publication for this route, but it is shown on OS mapping and is waymarked.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Cycle Route
Start: SC367762 - Quarter Bridge, Douglas, Isle of Man View on StreetMap
Finish: SC241843 - Peel, Isle of Man View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Isle of Man Guide : Heritage Trail Manx Notebook - Heritage Trail Isle of Man Guide : footpaths map


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 95
OS Landranger Active 95
Other Paper Maps:
Map (Other)
Isle of Man (Lily Publications - 1996)
Harvey Superwalker map
Isle of Man - Superwalker (Harvey Maps - 2016)

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Route Profile:

17.2 km (10.7 miles)
121 m (397 ft) ascent
55 m (180 ft)  maximum height

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