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All the stickers would suggest that lots of bikers and TT fans have been here 🙂

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Fairy Bridge © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely walk today to another beautiful old Manx Tholtan, this particular Tholtan is called Croit and is on the sloapes between Druidale and Sulby Reservoir.

Makes you appreciate just how lucky we are to have such a wonderful countryside on our Island.

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A Manx tholtan Called Croit  © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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This small group of tholtans are situated deep in the trees in the heart of Tholt y Will Plantation, Craigmooar means Great Rock or Crag.

Craigmooar belongs to a small group of nearby hill farms (now tholtans) namely Killabrega, Sherragh Vane and Bulrhenny.

It is believed that Craigmooar was about 80 acres in total and apparently In 1874, there was a woman and her daughter recorded living here as being unable to speak anything other than Manx, probably some of the last people to be like that on the Island.

This particular group of tholtans took some finding but it was well worth it and makes you realise just how hard life would have been for the inhabitants of these isolated hill farms.

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Craigmooar Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Craigmooar Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Craigmooar Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Fly Fishing

At Salmon Leap in Sulby Claddagh today.

I just love this part of our Island, we are so lucky to have these beautiful places.

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Salmon Leap Sulby © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The title says it all 🙂

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Douglas Head Lighthouse © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Another well restored traditional Manx Cottage by Manx National Heritage at Cregneash.

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Quirks Croft Cregneash © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Gruseleck have become synonymous with the Dhoon Corner where they have set up camp during the TT festival since 1981.

Sadly one of the members Michael Pfeiffer of the Gruseleck passed away last year but a bench has been placed in his memory in the nearby Arboretum by a neighbour of the Dhoon.

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Gruseleck - Dhoon © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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These World War 2 graves are situated at St Patrick’s Church in Jurby and the total number of graves equals 43.

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Shadows of Conflict © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely walk this afternoon, this image is overlooking the remote but beautiful Tholtans of ‘Upper Grange’, which is high up on the Narradale track above Sulby.

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Upper Grange Tholtan © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A run out on the Mountain Bike this afternoon took me to Orrisdale Lime Kiln.

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