Diana’s Peak Trail

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

Goal/purpose of trail: Scenic; cultural-historic

Length: 3 km

Time required: 1.5 hours on foot / 0.75 hours on horseback

Difficulty rating (exertion): 4/10

Elevation: 650 at start;  to 823m at end

Terrain difficulty (technical): Walk and no steep climbs

Path Surface: Grassy and soil

Path type: Broad single file

Way markers: Wooden arrows

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

Amenities: Bench at Post Box and shelter half way up

Emergency contact: 25213

Trail authority contact: +290 22158

Guide contact: 24161

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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:

A very popular walk providing stunning views around the Island on a clear day, seen from the highest point on the island, with interesting and unique ecology.

It is a straight forward walk with a stiff but not difficult climb via steps up to Diana’s Peak where the views over the landscape is impressive. A round-trip walk is also available (but not certified as Green Flag)  but a shorter excursion can be made by simply walking to Diana’s Peak and directly back to the start.

It is not a difficult walking but can be slippery when wet, particularly on the mull (clay) carved steps along the ridge, which is knife edged in places. There are many steps and stairs to guide walkers over the most difficult areas.

An excellent fold-out leaflet, ‘Diana’s Peak, National Park of St Helena’, is also available at the Tourism or National Trust Office.

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

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