Monday, February 09, 2015

Skyhill Plantation

                Viking and Manx battleground

Down there in the distance, along the coast, is the town I blog from, Ramsey, Isle of Man. This is part way up the long walk to the top of Skyhill, through the Plantation.

Skyhill is on the outskirts of Ramsey. A good place to view the town from was established in 1948 and replanted in 1965. Covering an area of 54 hectares it's a lot of walking and at one time home to a pony trekking centre

Skyhill itself was the scene of a battle (of Skyhill) in 1079 between Godred Croven, Norse and King Fingal Manx,  Croven  hid some of his men in the woods of Skyhill and ambushed the Manx.  Unable to escpae escape, the Manx surrendered and Godred proclaimed himself King of Mann.

See post below for the view of Skyhill from the town.

Jane Hards Photoraphy

Part of  Our World Tuesday


Carver said...

Interesting post and a beautiful landscape.

Ramsey Mom said...

Lovely hun.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous scenic photo!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful view!

Megan said...

The sunrise is one you should go for up there. Loving your blog hun

Indrani said...

Beautiful scenery! Very well framed.

Gattina said...

What a beautiful landscape ! Difficult to think that there was a battle. I have a battle field today too !

Rajlakshmi said...

Gorgeous view of the valley...

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