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Best trails in Ayre

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Explore the most popular trails in Ayre with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Tholt y Will
Lezayre, Ayre, Isle of Man
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
This walk is through probably the prettiest glen on the Isle of Man, and goes along the wild and beautiful Sulby River and Sulby Reservoir, with views of Snaefell adjacent to the glen. It is in a beautiful inland area where hills, glen, pine forest, lake and tumbling river all feature. Starting from the car park by the side of the Sulby Reservoir, the route begins over the dam and into a wooded area. The path descends running close to the Sulby River which, at this stage, is a crystal clear bubbling stream, before steadily rising up the glen. On the way the stream cascades through the glen, with several sharp falls clearly in view. Near the top an intricate path on a boardwalk threads its way over the stream and rocky outcrop. The main route takes you through a farm and then down to Sulby Reservoir. Alternatively you can return directly to the car park down the road, and miss out the route around the reservoir. You will need to negotiate several bridges, gates, steps and a few stiles on the route. The total height climbed over the course of the walk is 590 ft. Sheep run free on the hills, so dog owners are advised to keep their pets on a lead in open ground. Allow 1.5-2 hours for the walk.Show more
#2 - Snaefell and Mines
Lezayre, Ayre, Isle of Man
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
This is a comparatively short walk, but it covers a steep climb to the highest point on the Isle of Man, gives a view of the mountain railway at its peak and a chance to examine the site of what was a thriving mine some 100+ years ago. SPECIAL NOTICE: On motorcycle race days in June and in August please ensure you know the times of the races in the area (widely advertised on the Manx Radio, local press, and tourist offices), because you will not be able to park at the start or cross over the mountain road when the races are in progress, as it is a part of the race route. The walk route takes you for a climb at the start to the peak of Snaefell, the Isle of Man’s highest mountain. At the top of Snaefell, on a clear day there is a 360 degree view of the whole of the Island, as well as views of Cumbria, Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of Wales on an exceptionally clear day. Food, drinks and toilets are also available at the summit. After your descent and a further short climb, you will descend to the disused zinc and lead mines that were thriving more than 100 years ago. The route back is steep, across moorland to the start, where you will also be able to see some of the Manx Railway trains which go from Snaefell to Laxey at the end of the valley. The total height climbed over the course of the walk is 1780 ft and there are several steep sections. The paths are remote and indistinct on the moorlands so you will need a map and the live GPS map on the App will be particularly helpful. You will need to negotiate a few gates and stiles (some of which have wire fenced surrounds so dogs will need a lift over) on the route. Sheep run free on the hills, so dog owners are advised to keep their pets on a lead. Allow 2-2.5 hours for the walk.Show more
#3 - Ginger Hall Ramble
Lezayre, Ayre, Isle of Man
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
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