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Greeba (King's Forest)

Strenuous - muscle builder

Distance:  This is a walk of 10.5 kilometres, about 6.5 miles

Time:  About 2½ hours.

It involves a walk uphill from Crosby following the Millennium Way, before continuing upwards on the Cronk Breck bridleway. The route then turns off the bridleway to follow the boundary wall along the flank of Slieau Ruy, giving extensive views over the central valley towards Douglas. The walk then descends through King's Forest following the forest road to join the A1 Douglas to Peel road at Greeba Castle. After turning towards Peel the route then uses the Rhenny Road to access the heritage trail on the old railway line. The walk finishes with a level walk back to the start at Crosby.

Participants should be generally fit and wear suitable outdoor footwear.

The route is not waymarked on the ground, but a detailed map (1:20,000 scale) is available from our St John's office or can be downloaded from this page. Eight figure grid references for WayPoints (WPs) are listed below for GPS users. The distance between WayPoints is shown after each description.

Parking is available at Crosby SC326792 (WP01)

  • From WP01 Follow the B35 northwards. 235 metres to
  • WP02 Junction with the A1 Douglas to Peel road, cross over and follow A23 mount Rule road. 785m to
  • WP03 Junction with unnamed stoney road, follow Millennium Way straight on, northwards. 830m to
  • WP04 Turn left, follow single track surfaced road past Millennium Way. 410m to
  • WP05 Straight on past public footpath on left. 280m to
  • WP06 Through gate onto unsurfaced track, follow track (Bridleway). 1200m to
  • WP07 Through gate onto open hill, turn left and follow boundary wall 1150m to
  • WP08 Cross stream and continue uphill 100m to
  • WP09 Gateway, enter plantation and follow path for 260m to
  • WP10 Turn left downhill. 340m to
  • WP11 Bear right past stream crossing on your left and follow forest road 1000m to
  • WP12 Carry straight on past ruined stable on your right. 460m to
  • WP13 Carry on down hill, past wider private access on your left. 260m to
  • WP14 Through gate onto A1 Douglas to Peel road, turn right. 470m to
  • WP15 Turn left onto Rhenny Road. 340m to
  • WP16 Turn left onto Heritage Trail (old railway). 990m to
  • WP17 Cross farm road and continue for 1340m back to start at WP01.

 10 metre grid references 

  • WP01 SC3260 7926 
  • WP02 SC3264 7949 
  • WP03 SC3317 8004 
  • WP04 SC3403 8073 
  • WP05 SC3382 8108 
  • WP06 SC3352 8127 
  • WP07 SC3344 8215 
  • WP08 SC3245 8167 
  • WP09 SC3237 8163 
  • WP10 SC3231 8139 
  • WP11 SC3255 8140 
  • WP12 SC3188 8078 
  • WP13 SC3149 8055 
  • WP14 SC3128 8051 
  • WP15 SC3078 8016 
  • WP16 SC3077 8030 
  • WP17 SC3169 8001 
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