A couple of images from a walk this afternoon around Sulby Valley and then up to the Sulby Dam.
Image 1 This lovely little cottage has the Sulby River running behind it and the great waterfall of Ballcuberagh running at the front of it.
Image 2 This image is taken from the top of the Dam wall at Sulby Reservoir and looking down to the water treatment plant and then onto the Sulby Valley.
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Sulby Glen Station opened on the 23rd September 1879 as part of the Manx Northern Railways St John’s to Ramsey line. The station was situated on the south side of the road from Sulby Glen to the Coast . The station had a single siding with a combined raised goods platform and cattle dock.
The Manx Railway system was very busy well into the second half of the 20th century but by the 1950’s traffic levels began to decline as less holidaymakers visited the island and road transport competition started to make its presence felt.The St Johns to Ramsey line along with all of its stations, including Sulby Glen was closed completely on the 13th November 1965. It re-opened to passenger services in 1967 but closed again on the 6th September 1968 this time for good.
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These tree statues are hauntingly situated in a field on the Sulby Glen Road and depict two chain saw sculptres from local chain saw artist Nick Barlow, “The Wizard” is about 12 feet high and “The Angel” measures about the 10 feet.
Certainly worth taking a look if your down that way 🙂
The images was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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This Manx Tholtan can be seen from the main road in Sulby Valley, it lies at the foot of Ballakerka Plantation and the river runing in front of it is the Sulby River.
The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 26mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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