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C36 (Isle of Man)

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C36
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From:  Laxey (SC431846)
To:  Agneash (SC430860)
Distance:  1 miles (1.6 km)
Meets:  A2
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Isle of Man

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Isle of Man

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C36 Laxey - Agneash
This article is about the C36 on the Isle of Man.
For other routes numbered C36, see C36
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The C36 is a relatively short route which runs up the Laxey Glen. However, it is an important route in the history of the Isle of Man.

The C36 Passing Dumbells Terrace in Laxey

The route starts on the A2, next to Laxey Bridge, and follows Mines Road north, past Dumbells Row, behind which runs the Snaefell Mountain Railway. After crossing the Laxey River, a car park is signed off to the right, and a cafe and events venue sits to the left, partially housed in an old mill. Behind this, the road passes an old mill pond, and then winds around to the right, with Lady Isabella, the Great Laxey Wheel visible between the houses ahead. This monumental waterwheel, reputedly the largest in Europe, was built to pump water out of the mines in the valley, but very quickly became a major tourist attraction, and remains so today.

The C36 actually TOTSOs left here, and climbs steeply up through the valley, soon leaving Laxey behind as it winds up between banks topped with hedges. A near hairpin to the right is followed by an easier left turn to try and ease the gradient, with the road eventually reaching the tiny village of Agneash, another former mining community. The C36 ends somewhere near the junction, where a tiny car park is located. However, for the more adventurous, there is plenty to explore. A footpath leads down to cross the river and then runs across the hillside to the ruins of an old pumping watermill for the mine in Agneash. Of much more interest, however, is the track which leads off to the left past the car park, and climbs gently up the valley opposite the Snaefell Railway. This track ultimately leads to the ruins of the Snaefell Mine, scene of the Islands worst mining disaster, and with a mass of buildings surviving amongst the slag heaps, with the A18, Mountain Road running high on the hillside above.




C36 (Isle of Man)
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