This story describes two short walks in wooded glens with waterfalls, giving a sample of the famous National Glens which are situated around the coast and in some locations inland. They provide short walks in tranquil wooded scenery beside streams, and date back to the early years of tourism in the 19th century.
The visit to these two glens was made easier by the historic electric railway connecting them with Douglas and Ramsay on the East Coast. These two walks are easily combined with a visit to Ramsay.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to England page for links to other stories
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|Location||Ballaglass Glen and Dhoon Glen, East Coast of Isle of Man|
|Date walked||July 2005|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy country walk|
|Height climbed||40m (130 ft)|
|Time taken||1 hrs 0 mins|
|Map used||Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 map of Isle of Man|
|Walk source info||From the map and a free tourist brochure picked up at the ferry terminal|
|Getting there||By electric train from Douglas|
|Places to stay||Lots in Douglas and Ramsay and elsewhere on the island|
|Other features||The Electric Railway itself|