South Barrule facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSouth Barrule
|Elevation||483 m (1,585 ft)|
|Prominence||c. 338 m (1109 ft)|
|English translation||Guard fell|
|Language of name||Old Norse|
|Location||Isle of Man|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 95|
The South Barrule (Manx: Baarool Jiass) is the highest hill in the south of the Isle of Man. It has the remains of a fort on its summit, which is traditionally the home of the Manx god of the sea Mannanan beg mac y Leir. The hill is largely surrounded by conifer plantations. On the south western slope of the hill the Cringle Reservoir was formed to supply water to the southern part of the island. South Barrule's ancient name was Warfield or Wardfell.
A short, straight footpath links the summit with a small saddle known as the Round Table, through which pass the Bayr ny Skeddan walking route, the A27 Colby to Peel road and the A36 Sloc road.
There is also a North Barrule in the Isle of Man. The word Barrule (Manx: Baarool) features in the Manx national anthem, in which the Island is said to be "firm as Barrule".
- In Spanish: Barrule del Sur