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Trail riding on the Isle of Man

Good Afternoon Chaps & Chapesses,

I fancy taking my trusty Serow over to the Isle of Man for a couple of days trail riding. I'm sure a few of our group will have done the same and wonder if anyone knows of any routes/do's & don'ts/groups etc that could aid my journey?

I'll be travelling alone so only want to use gentle trails, rather than the tricker ones!

Also any recommended camping sites would be good.

I spent TT week down in Castletown but didn't have my bike with me and find that I'm compelled to return!

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Hi, not at home at the moment but will post up the name etc of a very good map for IOM trails asap. There is a good campsite at Glen Loch(Glen Vine) or the one in Peel (following the TT course turn left at Douglas Road corner) Glynn Whillan(sp), great trails The only 'major' one I and others had severe probs with was the one on the west of the Island that exited(starts!) at Glen Maye. Will post more later.
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have you got home yet?
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You mean 'Green Laneing'.

I've a garmin GPS map for the Isle .. new one coming soonish. The Ordance Survey maps can be obtained on the webb .. And Samwise has some maps up somewhere too ..
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have you got home yet?

Sorry about the delay! The map is the 'Outdoor leisure map' 25th anniversary, its scale is 1:25000 or 2.5inch to 1 mile it comes as 2 seperate maps and is blue in colour I got mine from Corkhills petrol garage on the main road Douglas-Onchan near the CoOp, go reverse direction from grandstand stay on the main road and its at the roundabout on the left, that is of course past Govenors bridge, most place will sell it and I find it much better than OS maps. price £7 isbn 0-90486-954-7...very sorry once again for my slow response.
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Sorry about the delay! The map is the 'Outdoor leisure map' 25th anniversary, its scale is 1:25000 or 2.5inch to 1 mile it comes as 2 seperate maps and is blue in colour I got mine from Corkhills petrol garage on the main road Douglas-Onchan near the CoOp, go reverse direction from grandstand stay on the main road and its at the roundabout on the left, that is of course past Govenors bridge, most place will sell it and I find it much better than OS maps. price £7 isbn 0-90486-954-7...very sorry once again for my slow response.
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Surely that is an OS map, just at 1:25000 scale rather than the 1:50000 that most people think of, and commonly use, as a OS map?
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Hi Dave,

thanks for the info. It's of great help and I'll get one ordered today.

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