High Peak Trail

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Trail Format: Circular

Special features: Superb views

Goal/purpose of trail: Scenic

Length: 1.5 km

Time required: 1.5 hours

Difficulty rating (exertion): 2.5/10

Elevation: 730m to 798m at start; down to 630; up to 730 m

Terrain difficulty (technical): Walk and no steep climbs

Path Surface: Smooth and solid

Path type: Single file

Wildlife (animal/vegetation): Some game/birds; flowers.

Way markers: Wooden arrows and sign boards

Safety: Safe

Amenities: Picnic at end

Emergency contact: 25213

Trail authority contact: +290 22158

Guide contact: 24161

St Helena National Flower: The Ebony (Ebonytrachetropsis ebonus)
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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:

This is an easy walk that passes through areas of flax and pasture along the hillside and provides fantastic views down towards Sandy Bay. There are a number of rare flowering plants endemic to St Helena. The Post Box is at the top of the hill, being marked by the large Norfolk pine trees.

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 = negligible / 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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