Isle of Man Walks
Mull Hill & The Chasms
Date: 5th October 2011
Distance: 2.3 miles
Ascent: 262 feet
Time: 1 hour 20 mins
With: Lisa and Rhiannon
Start Grid Ref: SC191674
A short ramble taking in Mull Hill, the lowest Marilyn on the Isle of Man and the spectacular coastal scenery of The Chasms.
Route Summary: Cregneash - Mull Hill - Cregneash - The Chasms - Cregneash
1. Calf of Man
2. Bradda Head and Bradda Hill from Mull Hill
3. Mull Hill Stone Circle
4. The remains of the WWII radar station on Mull Hill
5. Looking west over Bay ny Carrickey
6. Ned Beg's Cottage in Cregneash
7. The Sugarloaf from The Chasms
8. With Rhiannon in the backpack on The Chasms
9. Port St Mary
10. One of the aptly named The Chasms
11. Spanish Head
12. Cregneash and Mull Hill
Walk Detail: Following my morning walk on South Barrule I went back to the cottage and collected Lisa and Rhiannon before heading off for this short walk, centred on the traditional village of Cregneash.
For one of the lowest Marilyns in the British Isle Mull Hill was surprisingly interesting featuring as it does a stone circle and the remains of some an WWII bunker and radar station. The highlight of the ramble though had to be coastline round The Chasms and the view of the prominent rock of The Sugarloaf.
Both this walk and the later one I did in poorer weather on Bradda Hill gave me a greater appreciation of coastal walking. Lisa and I loved it and it was definitely one of the highlights of our stay on the island. Sadly it also proved to be the only successful occasion that all three of us managed to go out for a walk despite our initial plans. If I go back I’d like to do this again but extend it further by continuing round Spanish Head to The Sound.