Name:Snaefell
Hill number:1945
Height:621m / 2037ft
SMC/RHB Section:29: Isle of Man
County/UA:Isle of Man
Island:Isle of Man
Topographical area:XM01 Isle of Man
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, SIB, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,SIB,BL,Bg,Cm,P600,P500)
Grid ref:SC 39775 88088
Summit feature:rock within 1m of trig point
Drop:621m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 95
(1:25k) IoM OL
Observations:summit lies between two masts
Survey:obvious summit
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Notes:
  • Highest point on Isle of Man

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3/3 Carn Gerjoil, Mullagh Ouyr and Snaefell as day three of our Island High Tops holiday. Also Sileau Ree and Sileau Meayl not listed on Hillbagging.nickywood104/07/2024
From The Bungalow while the teenagers took the train up.Stickman04/07/2024
Went up the easy way on the Snaefell Mountain Railway. Looks easy to walk up. Trig point and a plaque at the top. Nice cafe. Thick fog rolled in and visibility was poor!Nick25/06/2024
Overnight boat, then bus to Laxey. Up via Baldhoon, track ends in series of grassy fields preferable than the path/track overgrown with broom up to the Bungalow. Summit just clear as clouds gather. Large pot of tea in the cafe before continuing over the high tops.1/4N.Morters16/03/2024
4th Manx Marilyn, parked at the Bungalow and walked straight up, past a couple descending at the mid point and seen one runner on the summit, other than that the hill was empty. No wonder as visibility was about 25m, so only seen one Kingdom, the Isle of Man, even Heaven was hidden behind the cloud. Visited later that day again, with my Dad, via the Electric Railway from Laxey, we hung in the summit cafe for a bit, to catch the last train of 2023 back down.chillyman829/10/2023
Took the railway to the top. Cold, wet, very windy and visibility of 10 to 15 meters:-)Dave28/10/2023
Just under 2 miles up and down via normal route from Bungalow station. Nice and early on a cold, clear and sunny day. The views were far reaching of England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The wicklows in Ireland and the closer Galloway hills in Scotland could just about be made out. Amazingly we could easily see the shape of Yr Eifl on the Lleyn Peninsular in Wales nearly 90 miles away! This is the second time we have done Snaefell after originally climbing it back in October 2019. The weather was great both times. 227m ascent on this walk. 2nd of 5 hills today. Earlier we bagged Carn Gerjoil and later on bagged Slieau Ruy, Colden and Slieau Maggle.DanTrig16/10/2023
From Bungalow. A14 and A18 road closures and no trains ensured we had the top to ourselves.summitsup25/09/2023
Train to Laxey then to Snaefell. Bagged summit then down to BLack HUt and out to North Barrule over Clagh Ouyr and Beinn Rein. Returned to former then picked up path to row round Slieau Lhean and on back to LaxeySS12/09/2023
Third visit, up and down from Black Hut. Very hot yet it was blowing hard on top, views washed out in a heat hazeColin Crawford05/09/2023
Short but steep walk up from the cafe on the mountain road. Fantastic views all around but unfortunately cloud descended. Lots of people owing to mountain railway. Done with Corrina, Joe & Tom.fnem16/08/2023
SOTA (amateur radio) activation done and qualifiedGW4BML15/07/2023
With E. Original plan to walk up from Laxey but dreadful weather meant we got the tram up to summit station and then braved the elements - gale force winds, torrential horizontal rain/sleet, thick cloud - for very short walk to summit trig and hp. Then dash back into summit cafe for welcome hot drinks!Beeliner29/03/2023
with Gilljohnjennison16/10/2022
started at Hibernia after bus ride, went via North Barrule and ridge over 2 Tumps. climbed from The Black Hut. Took the tram down to Bungalow and then did Beinn y Phott, returned to Bungalow and took the tram down to Laxey.IanHHill13/10/2022
Came up on the train from Laxey and then an easy walk from the station to the summit and trig. Great views to Ireland, Scotland and England you could just make out AngleseyTony Hartry28/09/2022
Straight up from The Bungalow. Solo.Dangerous Dave05/05/2022
See Kamoot entry for full details/gpx download: https://www.komoot.com/tour/717802426outlawcatcher26/03/2022
Linear hike starting from the village of Laxey - The Great Water Wheel - Laggan Agneash - disused mine - Snaefell and back. Did a brief visit to the Lady Evelyn Water Wheel in the Laxey Village Gardens. Total distance: 9.2 milesmanilena26/03/2022
From car park by the bungalow on path.Winterfloodian25/03/2022
Used P area near Bungalow St.ger09/12/2021
From Bungalow Station, easy path but extremely cold and windy at the top but clear and dry. With Chris.Gill06/12/2021
From the S.jonglew06/12/2021
With Jon. First hill of the trip and it certainly blew the cobwebs off. Passed by Gill and Chris just as we were getting back down to the road.Twice Shy06/12/2021
Came up on the tram from Laxey and then an easy walk from the station to the summit and trig. No views today due to low cloud.praenterprise10/09/2021
Easy path up from Bungalow. Intermittent breaks in summit cloud.Topographer5729/08/2021
8 mile there-and-back walk from Black Hut car park, climbed steeply up wet path to Snaefell summit then returned to car park and followed great ridge over Clagh Ouyr, Beinn Rein and North Barrule, then back same way to car. Amazing views today of Scotland: Galloway Hills, you could easily see Merrick, Cairnsmore of Fleet, Corserine, Cairnsmore of Carsphairn and Criffel. England: Forest of Bowland and Lake District, you could easily see Black Combe. Northern Ireland: Antrim mountains and Mourne mountains you could easily see Slieve Donard, Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Binnian. Wales: you could see Anglesey Holyhead Mountain and Ireland: you could just make out the Irish coast not to mention the whole of the Isle of Man. Afterwards drove around to and bagged Carraghan, Beinn-Y-Phott and Mullagh Ouyr. A few people about.DanTrig20/10/2019
From Laxey, mist above 500m, no views.iangalbraith15/10/2019
Parked at the harbour CP at Old Laxey, then via Laxey Wheel, Snaefell Mines, Black Hut. Top clear when we reached it at 1.40pm. Pannini and coffee in the cafe. Back down the same way. With Karen.ChrisR15/10/2019
Run from LaxeyFlipperfeet11/09/2019
Repeatchalky195302/09/2019
Walk up from Old Laxey via the path from Agneash, the mine and The Bungalow. Lovely weather and good views across the whole of Man.thesweetcheat20/08/2019
From the Bungalow. Busy at the top station. Different to last time when all deep in snow. Lunch before strolling down. With R and B.jenx12/08/2019
Car to Heysham. Ferry to Douglas. Manx Electric Railway to Laxey. Snaefell Mountain Railway to summit. Walk to trig point (5 minutes).Newton Maximus20/07/2019
Ascent from Ballagilley (the Hibernian) to Park Lewellyn, following the mountain wall, to summit North Barrule. Follow ridge to south west to Clagh Our and descent to Black Hut. Along the Verandah to Bungalow and ascent of Snaefell. Descent to north-east to Sulby Reservoir, and cross dam, through Tholt-e-Will Plantation to Druidale Road. Follow Green Road past Slieu Dhoo and then climb Slieu Freoaghane. Descent to Sartfell Plantation, follow Green Road via Slieau Maggle, Lhargee Ruy and descent to Crosby via Cronk Breck to Cronk ny Moghlane and return to road via Millenium Way to Ballaharry.raymooremanx13/07/2019
From Laxey by train. Sunny, clear to the west so could see Northern Ireland, slightly too hazy in other directions for distant views.Owen B18/06/2019
With Val. Parked at Bungalow and followed path to summit. Lunch in the café then descended same route. Climbed again on 19/06/2019 this time from the harbour at Laxey to make a better walk of it. Ascended via path that contours south of Slieau Ouyr and Slieau Lhean to Black Hut then weak path to summit. Descended same route. A great walk.mike.hoult14/06/2019
Although it was nice weather when I started walking up the hill, just before I got to the top it turned really nasty - strong wind, rain and hail.Alancache14/06/2019
With MikeVal Deisler14/06/2019
From Bungalow Station CP. Whilst visiting for the IOM Easter Running Festival.quadbarrel20/04/2019
Visited for my 40,000th GC milestone. Extremely windy but clear and excellent views.meltdiceburg13/04/2019
Walked up from Bungalow. Mild but quite a bit of cloud so views restrictedNormanW04/11/2018
Climbed from Laxeytomd420/10/2018
Snaefell from GR: SC 39607 86705ronaldo33306/10/2018
Snaefell from GR: SC 39626 86771Hippster06/10/2018
5th tump of 11 on a 43km circular from Ballure, climbing North Barrule, Beinn Reinn, Claugh Ouyr and Slieau Managh, re-tracing route back SE then heading South to drop onto the Millenium way, following this over the stream and where the trail veers off SE I headed South direct for Snaefell, climbing upto the railway just as an electric Tram whirred past and then over to the Trig pillar and summit rock. Pity there was no view. I paid the cafe a visit, a much more sedate affair than at Snowdon. My gps recorded 621m @ SC 39778 88090. Onwards route was NE on the flagged pathway continuing over a fence and over the railway to the John Smythe shelter and then SE heading for Slieau Lhean....Dazingdale21/07/2018
Sea to Summit finish to Championship RaceTintenty17/07/2018
RK Kates Race R 2hr 3 K 2hr 27 return by Mtn Rly 3750 ft ascent Richard Tait14/07/2018
MER from DouglasTeasyChris14/05/2018
From Bungalow Station.Nick Caunt27/04/2018