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Spooyt Vane Waterfall 🇮🇲

This is one of the highest waterfalls on the Isle of Man and is situated in a very isolated but tranquil setting in Glen Mooar, the name means ‘white spout’. Close by are the remains of a keeill, Cabbyl Pherick, and a priests cell. Spooyt Vane and Cabbyl Pherick are both accessed by ‘The Monks Road‘ this ancient road is at least 1500 years old and once linked up all the Island’s 220 keills.

Thank you to my friend Pheric Curphey for allowing us access onto his land.

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Spooyt Vane, White Spout - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The ‘Old Men’ on Injebreck Hill in West Baldwin 🇮🇲

These trees have been like this since I was a lad (which is a quite a few years ago now Lol) 😉

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The old Men of Baldwin - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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How very lucky are we 🇮🇲

Standing high up on the Druidale road, extreme left of the image is North Barrule then to the right Clagh Ouyr, Snaefell Mountain is in the middle right of the image and you can make out Sulby Reservoir to the right. The trees in the left foreground are part of Tholt y Will Plantation.

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Manx Landscape Image - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse”

A lovely walk today to this isolated building.

It is the site of an old slate quarry workings at the foot of Sartfell Mountain, this building is clearly visible when looking approximately South-East from the TT Course half-way up Barregarrow Hill.

This quarry originally employed about twenty quarrymen, many of whom were Welsh, who came over to the Island following the closures of quarries in their homeland. It closed in about 1874 due to the poor quality of the slate and the buildings subsequently fell into disrepair.

The ruins are those of the blacksmiths shop, stables, a pay office and accommodation for the men.

The belfry at the end of building deceptively gives it the appearance of an old church. In fact, the bell which it once housed was used to signal the beginning and ending of the mens work shifts, which ran day and night.

The old quarry building is very desolate and quite a hard place to get to it has very steep slopes and ravines to cross and a good set of walking boots are a must.

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Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Glion Kiark “Glen of the Grouse” - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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A lovely feature to the entrance of Kirk Michael Church is this hand carved Lych gate. The foundation stone (bottom centre right) was laid on Easter Monday in 1907 by the Lieutenant Governor Lord Raglan, and it was formally opened on 16th October. 1907 by the Governors wife Lady Raglan.

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Lych Gate - Kirk Michael, © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Approximately one mile north of Kirk Michael lies Bishopscourt which was once the home of many of the Isle of Man’s Bishops – This beautiful building which is steeped in Manx history is now in private ownership.

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Bishopscourt Kirk Michael - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Spooyt Vane Chapel

This quaint chapel is reputed to be the smallest chapel on the Island, it was built as a school and later used as an Anglican mission, it is now sadly disused and in private ownership.

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Spooyt Vane Chapel - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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Steam Train No 4 Caledonia at Kirk Michael – Manx Heritage Transport Festival 2018.

To mark the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the last train on the Northern Line, a locomotive (Caledonia) will be positioned on track outside an original Manx Northern Station building at Kirk Michael (now Kirk Michael Fire Station).

Kirk Michael Heritage Trust will be in the former station building with a photographic display focused on the Northern Line. This will be the first time since closure of the line in 1968 that a locomotive has visited the station.
Worth a look on Wednesday 25th July.

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Caledonia Steam Train - © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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