Snaefell is the island’s highest mountain at 621 metres above sea level. On a clear day from its summit you can see the so-called ‘Seven Kingdoms of Man’ – the Isle of Man, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Heaven and Manannán (the sea). Using the clear footpath from the A18 Snaefell Mountain Road, the summit can be reached in around forty-five minutes. The seasonal Snaefell Mountain Railway offers an easier route. This Victorian-era electric train departs from Laxey and reaches the Snaefell summit in about thirty minutes. The Snaefell Summit Restaurant offers stunning views at the top. More railway information here.
Our favourite walking route from sea to Snaefel’s summit starts from Laxey (7.2km; 600m of ascent; moderate) – check the route and details here.
Photo credit “Snaefell Summit” by Phil Beard is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
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