This was more of a run than a walk, along quiet country roads and tracks to the west of Douglas. It took in a couple of historic churches, and was particularly memorable for the number and variety of wildflowers along the way. That's something we noticed elsewhere on the island as well.
If you don't feel like running, it would make an easy and interesting day's walk at a comfortable pace.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to England page for links to other stories
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|Location||Marown and St Marks old churches, Isle of Man|
|Date walked||July 2005|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys a walk in the countryside|
|Distance||10 miles (16km)|
|Height climbed||210m (650 ft)|
|Time taken||4 hrs 0 mins|
|Map used||Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 map of the Isle of Man|
|Walk source info||Derived from the map|
|Getting there||Staying at Mount Murray Hotel at the start of the route - accessible by bus from Douglas|
|Places to stay||Mount Murray Hotel and many others on the island|
|Other features||Wild flowers, views of Snaefell|