South West Point Trail

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Trail Format: Cul-de-sac

Special features: Superb views

Goal/purpose of trail: Scenic

Length: 7.5 km

Time required: 3 hours

Difficulty rating (exertion): 4/10

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

Terrain difficulty (technical): Walk and no steep climbs

Path Surface: Smooth with rocky section

Path type: Single file and two-track path

Way markers: Wooden arrows

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

Safety: Safe but heed warnings

Amenities: Picnic at 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:

A long walk mostly through rolling pasture land. Dramatic views of Manati Bay over to Speery Island and the Black Rocks. On the way back, a good long downhill leading back to the start of the walk. Result of previous heavy grazing and subsequent erosion, is still prevalent.

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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