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Stylized Legs of Man in red/greenMillennium Way, Isle of Man

Isle of Man

45 km / 28 miles
Developed to celebrate the Manx Millennium in 1979, the 1000th anniversary of the establishment of Tynwald, the Island's Parliament, the walk is based on an ancient ridgeway route which was known as "Via Regia" the Royal Way, along which the former Kings of Man travelled to Castletown, the former capital of the Island.

The Way crosses the island, climbing to open heather moorland on the western slopes of Snaefell to reach the Way's highest point at 1,500ft. From here it descends to Crosby and follows lowland paths, roads and the banks of the Silverburn river through Ballasalla to the medieval castle of Rushen. From Castletown the waymarked Herring Road/Bayr ny Skeddan (14 miles), which is also included on OS mapping, provides a link to Peel.

The Cicerone book by Terry Marsh is a general guide to walking on the island.


Waymark: Stylized Legs of Man in red/green
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Stylized Legs of Man in red/green
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SC431943 - Sky Hill, Ramsey, Isle of Man View on StreetMap
Finish: SC265675 - Castletown, Isle of Man View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1979
Web Sites: Isle of Man Guide : Millennium Way Manx Notebook - Millennium Way Isle of Man Guide : footpaths map

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Isle of Man Coastal Path : Raad Ny Foillan : the Way of the Gull ; the Millennium and Herring ways  (Cicerone Press  - 2018 )


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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:

35.6 km (22.1 miles)
900 m (2,953 ft) ascent
458 m (1,503 ft)  maximum height

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