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Walking and Hiking

Walking and Hiking

St Helena can be described as a hiker’s paradise island due to its rugged landscape and limited access to coastal regions that can only be explored by experienced hikers.

However, not everyone needs to be a strong walker to explore St Helena, as many of our walks are designed to accommodate all enthusiastic walkers, including children.

Walking Excursions:

Post Box Walks

Blue Point Post Box Walk

There are 21 Post Box walks designed by the St Helena Nature Conservation Group (SHNCG) as an opportunity to access and enjoy the wide variety of landscapes, natural and man-made heritage of the island. Dedicated to exploring St Helena since 1993, the SHNGC promotes awareness of the flora and fauna of both the terrestrial and marine environment of St Helena.


Footpaths offer less challenging walks than that of the identified 21 Post Box Walks on island making them ideal for families with older children and more accessible to walkers with less experience. Despite being less difficult to complete, the walks offer beautiful views of different parts of the island and are a great way to discover and appreciate St Helena’s varied landscapes on foot.

Diana’s Peak Walk

Diana's Peak

The St Helena National Trust offers a walking tour of the Diana’s Peak National Park for those interested in the peaks endemic flora and invertebrates.  The aims of the tour are to introduce some of the endemic plants and animals found on the island, and highlight some of the issues facing these highly endangered species.  Diana’s Peak offers the highest point on the island at Peak (2700ft, 823m), where you can experience on a clear day breath-taking views across St Helena.

Donkey Walking

The Saint Helena Donkey Home can be found at Blue Hill.  Residents and visitors are welcome to join volunteers for a leisurely stroll from the sanctuary to St Helena and the Cross Church and back.  Younger walkers might even get the change to have a ride.  There is no charge for this activity,  The Saint Helena Donkey Home are continuing to look for volunteers.  you can contact the home or find them on Facebook