Blue Point Trail

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Trail Format: Cul-de-sac – Return by same path.

Special features: Family friendly

Goal/purpose of trail: Scenic

Length: 3.5 km

Time required: 2.5 hours

Difficulty rating (exertion): 4/10

Elevation: 550m down to 600m

Terrain difficulty (technical): Walk

Path Surface: Smooth but slippery

Path type: Single file

Way markers: Wooden arrows

Safety: Safe but heed warnings; unnerving drops on each side of ridge

Amenities: Picnic

Emergency contact: 25213

Trail authority contact: +290 22158

Guide contact: 24161

A detailed description of the location of the trail appears in the booklet “A description of the Post Box walks of St Helena”, issued by the St Helena Nature Conservation Group and the government of St Helena.

Basic Trail Description and special attributes:

The trail runs on the edge of the area known as the Gates of Chaos, with heavy erosion revealing the colours of the soils beneath in spectacular fashion. The wind is particularly strong in this area o the island and has carved some interesting erosion features.

A detailed description of the location of the trail appears in the booklet “A description of the Post Box walks of St Helena”, issued by the St Helena Nature Conservation Group and the government of St Helena.

Subjective QUALITY GAUGE of the trail. (A value of 5 = excellent / dominant feature, and 1 = neglegible / absent)

SCENIC BEAUTY: 

1 2 3 4 5

VARIATION / DIVERSITY IN LANDSCAPE: 

1 2 3 4 5

SPECIAL FEATURES:  

1 2 3 4 5