The Wood

Thornton Duesbury Wood

Miss Jean Thornton-Duesbury (who was the Leader of both the Maughold Brownie and Guide Units, that held their meetings in the Wood) bequeathed the Wood to The Guide Association, Isle of Man for the use, pleasure and fun of its members and future generations of the Guiding movement.

Located at Corany Hill, Glen Mona, Maughold, on the main coastal road between Laxey and Ramsey.  Park at Dhoon School lay-by, cross the road to the opposite side and walk down the pavement away from the school, take the next entrance on your right (just behind the little white cottage) and then immediately look to your left you will see the gate into the Wood.  You can’t miss it, the name is in big lettering on the five-bar gate.

The Wood is a great space and is ideal for outdoor unit meetings, days out, small camps, district event etc.  There is a small hut – which has electricity, tables, benches and catering equipment, a Leisure Pod – that young members love using as a ‘Chilling Zone’ and toilets/washroom facilities.

Available for use by all Girlguiding groups.  To check availability or to make a booking please contact Jayne Corteen (telephone) 816900 (e)  If you have not been before, give Jayne a call to arrange a mutually convenient time to be shown around.

We look forward to welcoming your group, to avoid disappointment book early!

There is also a badge available for anyone that has used The Wood whatever the activity. These can now be purchased from the Trading post on the Isle of Man.


  • Bus to Ramsey and Douglas
  • Electric tram (nearby) to Ramsey or Douglas.

If you require any other information about properties and campsites available for group visits to Isle of Man please e-mail and we will be happy to provide you with contact details. Email us on

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