Sandy Bay Barn Trail

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

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

Goal/purpose of trail: Scenic

Special features: Superb views

Length: 6 km

Time required: 3 hours

Difficulty rating (exertion): 5/10

Elevation: 510 down to 400 and up to 431 m

Terrain difficulty (technical): Walk and no steep climbs

Path Surface: Smooth and solid

Path type: Single file

Way markers: Wooden arrows

Safety: Safe but heed warnings climbing up the Barn

Amenities: Picnic at the end

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:

This is moderate walk, not long in length but with the challenge of short traverse along a narrow steep-sided path or a short climb to get up onto the Barn itself. There are views right over Sandy Bay and features such as Lot and Lot’s Wife. The views from on top are even more impressive than from The Barn (near Flagstaff).

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


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