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“A wonderful experience.”
Review of Snaefell

Snaefell
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Laxey
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We weren't able to catch the train to the summit as it is, at present, out of action. We decided to walk, and drove to near the Joey Dunlop statue where we parked and set off. We had been told that the walk from this point would take about forty minutes and this estimate was accurate.. The first part was relatively easy and it was only when we neared the summit that the climb became significantly steeper. Having said this, no specialist mountain equipment is required to reach the top.
At the summit the effort was all worthwhile because the view was fantastic.
We thoroughly recommend this climb.

Thank Angela S
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Catching this train to the top of Snaefell is a must do on a visit to the IoM. THe train itself is interesting with commentary, you get a very real sense of the countryside and the top is fantastic for views if theer is clear weather. Morning tea is typical English fare, nothing brilliant but filling

Thank gregr0berts
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Cannot really go to the IOM without going up Snaefell. We went on the little train from Laxey to the summit and it was very enjoyable. It was clear at the top when we arrived and we could see Scotland Ireland and Wales then the mist came down as we strted to descend cleared again. Lovely views and you shouldn't miss it. Just remember it isn't Snowdonia or Cairngorms but well worth a visit.

1  Thank 718SH
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

By mountain standards, Snafell is not particularly high, yet it would be hard to convince yourself of that while standing on the summit, barely able to hold position against the biting wind, and this was only September.

I don't know if what we experienced was normal, but looking to the east, the sun reflecting off the sea was almost too dazzling to look at, whereas looking south, we experienced one of the darkest daytime clouds I have ever seen. Then suddenly the whole summit was covered in mist as a light cloud passed through us only for the sun to reappear ten minutes later, and all this in the space of 45 minutes.

There is the usual tea room at the summit, and as ever I was not attracted by the menu prices, but one unusual thing you can do is to buy a postcard, have it stamped and neatly franked as you watch, and this will be posted for you at no more than the cost of a basic card and a 2nd class stamp.

1  Thank PeterLanky
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Went up to the summit on the electric railway.
Wow what an experience recommend this for anyone.
Well breezy up the top take a jacket but don't let that put you off you won't regret it.

Thank bux58
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