Glen Rushen Plantation. Open Daily. Free Admission.

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This mountain top area of outstanding beauty can be reached via car to enjoy the fabulous views. 

There is also a 5-mile walk that starts and finishes in Glen Rushen valley. The public footpath is mainly tarmac, however may be uneven. Parts of the walk also include mountain terrain and wooden stiles.

Brief Description:

This mountainous region boasts fantastic views. It includes a 46 hectare area of woodland with main tree species including Japanese Larch, Lodgepole Pine and Sitka Spruce. 

A 5-mile walk is also available which takes approximately 2.5 hours and travels along the Glen Rushen valley, up to the ruins of Cross Vein Mine then down through the forest road back to Glen Maye.

A downloadable map of the walk is available:

Further Information:


Glen Rushen Plantation, Dalby Road, Isle of Man - Coordinate: 54.1523564, -4.692232 

The walk starts in Glen Maye. Parking is available SC OC 235797.


Government email available:


01624 685685


Opening Hours:

Open all hours.


Located approximately 12 miles left of Douglas.

Take Peel Road out of Douglas heading North West. Cross River Glass then take the first exit turning left on the roundabout and follow A5 for one mile. Take the 3rd exit, turning right on the roundabout onto A6 and follow for 2.5 miles. Continue straight onto A24 and follow for 3.2 miles. At the end of the road, turn left onto the A3 and then take the first right on to the A36. Follow the road then turn right at the crossroads on to A27 (Dalby Rd).

OS SC 234762.


Bus routes are available throughout the island.

Contact Isle of Man Public Transport, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5PT 
Telephone: +44 1624 662525 (Infoline)


A range of amenities, including tea rooms, can be found in Foxdale, situated approximately 4 miles North East of Glen Rushen Plantation.