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Address: Nevis
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A pretty stone fortress affording lovely views of the surrounding islands....

A pretty stone fortress affording lovely views of the surrounding islands. A bit difficult to find.

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Well worth finding!

A little tricky to find the starting point, but once you see the blue Heritage sign which is just off the main road on a tight bend, follow the single track road up to the blue... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
luv2holidayinthesun
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England, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A little tricky to find the starting point, but once you see the blue Heritage sign which is just off the main road on a tight bend, follow the single track road up to the blue information board and park in this area. Try and go on a clear day with a little breeze if possible, trainers, shorts and t... More 

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at sea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

if you are into hiking in semi rough conditions, then this is a good trek to make....the way up is mostly on old construction and plantation roads...now a bit rough, but easily walkable in good running shoes...the trail to the lookout,can be accessed at several places and should be taken to appreciate the jungle and plant life. The actual lookout... More 

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Antigua and Barbuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Take time out for Nelson's lookout for the same reason he did... Great vantage point on the Island - even on a cloudy day - do it!

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Leicester, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Pleasant uphill walk with great views at the end. Finding the start was the tricky part, we left the main road by the chicken stone sign then took the second right. The turn off onto a single track road (see the map attached) soon made sense when we spotted an information board for the lookout and space to park off... More 

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surrey
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Find out a little about this place before you go, and don't try to walk up in flip flops! It's a good idea not to be totally unfit either. It's a hill, there's very little shade , and the path is a bit rocky. But the view is great.

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ealing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

No guide is required - you can find a very easy to understand route map at https://hikingnevis.wordpress.com. This guides you from the main road, to the base of Saddle Hill where you can park and then up the dirt track to Nelson's Lookout. Be warned the terrain is slightly tricky and you definitely do need stout boots so not to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

My husband and I walked here (with a helpful map from our inn) and thoroughly enjoyed exploring this area. Trail head up the hill is marked by a blue sign, but then the rest is unmarked. Having a guide or a map would be helpful. Be sure to find the abandoned bungalow, and take a short side trail (overgrown with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

Definitely for thoe wanting to be off the besten track. Quite a challenge to find the trail but when you do you have it to yourself.

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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

You can do this hike on your own, not needing a local guide, but a local guide can help you learn some of the local history associated with the lookout. However, if you have a good guide book, then you can learn just as much. A great hike, but not overly exerting. My caveat, with all of my recommended activities... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

The caption indicates that a guide is necessary, but not so - if you are adventurous you can find your way up the wall yourself. We climbed saddle hill - parked our vehicle at the base, hiked from there. Can't get lost, an easy walk up a dirt road all the way to the summit. Bring water and appropriate hiking... More 

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