The Manx Electric Railway
The Manx Electric Railway was built between 1893 and 1899 and connects the Island’s capital, Douglas, with Laxey in the east and Ramsey in the north.
It is acknowledged as the longest narrow gauge vintage electric railway system in the British Isles and still uses its original Victorian and Edwardian rolling stock. In fact two of the trams in use are the oldest regularly operated tram cars in the world!
The 17 mile railway will take you along some of the most scenic stretches of railway in the British Isles. On one side you will experience the beautiful Manx countryside, glens and picturesque villages and to the other you will have far reaching views out to sea.
Although well known for its rural location there are more than 60 official stations or stops on the Manx Electric Railway network which provides a perfect opportunity to hop off and explore some of the Island’s most stunning glens and coastal areas.
Click here for more information about the Manx Electric Railway.
Dhoon Glen Halt
The Douglas to Laxey to Ramsey tram stops at the Dhoon Glen Halt and walkers/geocachers can alight here to find this cache and/or enjoy a beautiful walk down the Glen to the sea. The climb back up is quite steep but the walk can be done easily in one hour and the views along the way are well worth seeing.
This area is where the old Dhoon Glen Hotel used to stand until it was burnt down in 1860, but you can still see the ruins of the old stables and stores just behind the car park area. Click here for more information.
The cache is hidden just to the side of the car park area. Best approach to the cache site is from footpath leading to Arboretum.