Cronk ny Arrey Laa from Niarbyl via Lag ny Keeilley

A similar route to one I did last winter but without the inclusion of South Barrule. The coastal path south from Niarbyl is a very special part of the island and I followed it to White Beach, past the valley of Glion Mooar and all the way to the lonely Keeill and hermits cell at Lag ny Keeilley.

I then (foolishly, strongly not recommended!) headed straight up the hillside aiming for the summit of Cron ny Arrey Laa. I got there and had superb views from various precarious situations but won’t be repeating it.

Once onto the normal path from the Sloc I enjoyed dramatic views to the south.

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I continued to the top past where the views to the north opened up.

I took the way marked path down to Easy Cushlin and then down the side of Kerroodhoo plantation back to the White beach or Trail Vrish. This is a magical place and the light was dramatic.

I returned to Niarbyl, exhausted from my struggle up from the keeill, but very happy with the walk.

11km and 800m of ascent in 4 hours.

 

 

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