The footpaths are a good way to explore St Helena for the less experienced walkers and children. Time taken falls between 45 minutes and 3 hours, and walks are located at different points around the island.
|Fairyland||Jamestown Walk||Peak Hill|
|Plantation Forest||Sampson and Saddle Batteries||Sister’s Walk and Munden’s Point|
|The Boundary Walk|
Walking on St. Helena is different, challenging and can be hazardous; however the Footpaths are less challenging walks than the Post Box Walks, and are more suitable for children.
Walkers should be aware of the criteria that give higher ratings: Cliff-side paths, uneven terrain, loose grit and stone, vertiginous heights and difficultly of following the route.
We recommend that first time walkers on the island start with walks rated ‘moderate’, or ‘easy’ to get a feel for the difficulty, timing and their own limits.
A mobile phone would also be ideal to carry as a mobile signal can be accessible on some of the walks.
Important Safety Points
The walks are not suitable for disabled people or those with mobility problems.
Always walk as a group with at the least one companion, especially on walks rated moderate – difficult.
Let someone responsible know where you are going and when you are expected to return. Take a mobile phone with you.
Take plenty of water, even on the simplest of walks.
Take a small snack.
Do not attempt to take short cuts up or down cliff faces. Large rocks can be unstable and roll away from you.
Wear suitable footwear. Walking boots are recommended as they provide the necessary ankle support.
Take adequate sun protection and wear wide brimmed hat.
Please take your litter home.