Project Description

Tynwald Hill, Slieau Whallian & Knockaloe

Starting at the National Arboretum we explore the Royal Chapel of St John and Tynwald Hill–the focus for the Isle of Man’s national  day usually on 5th July (but this year on Monday 6th July), “Tynwald Day”– with its Norse and Celtic roots. We gradually walk up the side of Slieau Whallian, then follow tracks over the hills to Patrick Road, Patrick Church, with its connections to Knockaloe internment camp, and return to St John’s following the line of the old Peel to Douglas railway line. A real mix of lowland and upland views and landscapes.

Meeting point:
Meet at the car park at the National Arboretum, Main Road, St John’s IM4 3NA
NGR SC 279 818.

Start time:
Walking from 10:00 – 15:00.

Small group guaranteed. Booking essential.

Availability and Bookings
To book go to our Contact & Booking page
. Please use the contact form to check availability for your booking date & route and use the PayPal menus to make your payment.

Preparing for your walk
Please wear footwear suitable for footpaths and tracks.
Bring clothing appropriate to the weather on the day – watch out for wind and rain! – and any food, drink and support equipment (e.g. walking poles, gaiters, insect repellent, sun cream, etc.) which you find useful. Bring a packed lunch and drinks; café available in St John’s as a treat at the end!

Further advice about preparing for a walk.

See more SHORT DAY WALKS

Summary

  • Short Day Walk

  • Distance: 13 km and 250m height gained

  • Duration: 5 hrs

  • Small group. Maximum 6 people

  • Moderate grading

  • Price: £25 per person

  • Meet at the car park at the National Arboretum, Main Road, St John’s IM4 3NA
    NGR SC 279 818.

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