Lemon Valley Trail

Trail Description
Difficulty Rating
Environmental Character
Safety and Risk Management
Hikers Feedback

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Trail Format: Cul-de-sac; option to return by boat

Special features: Sea; views; boat ride

Goal/purpose of trail: Scenic; swim

Length: 5 km

Time required: 3.5 hours out and back

Difficulty rating (exertion): 2.5 hours one way; 7/10 return

Elevation: 500 mm to sea level

Terrain difficulty (technical): Walk

Path Surface: Soil

Path type: Single file

Way markers: Wooden arrows

Safety: Safe. Swim in sea is dangerous

Amenities: Picnic and overnight hut

Limitations: Boarding the boat is scary

Emergency contact: 25213

Trail authority contact: +290 22158

Guide contact: 24161

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Basic Trail Description and special attributes:

A relatively straightforward walk from Rosemary Plain down to the old quarantine station by the sea in Lemon Valley and back again or return by boat trip (must be booked) to Jamestown. The path is steep over loose earth and rocks and difficult to traverse in places. Slippery during wet weather. The walk back can be tiring and hot, particularly on a summer afternoon and ample fluids must be carried.

There is a basic accommodation unit at the sea as well as picnic facilities in a cave next to the sea. The hikers that have arranged a back-trip by boat to Jamestown has to board the little boat in a scary way (even in calm weather) from a somewhat dilapidated ladder.

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)


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