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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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Great views

Enjoyed the walk up to this viewpoint. Worth the walk as views across the island are awesome. Also went up to the cell mast and found a trail up onto Saddle hill as well. Easy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
diveninja21
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the walk up to this viewpoint. Worth the walk as views across the island are awesome. Also went up to the cell mast and found a trail up onto Saddle hill as well. Easy paths and the track is good underfoot.

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Thank diveninja21
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were keen to explore this site with its historical connection to Nelson. It took a little finding and requires an off road vehicle for parts of the road up (or you could hike up but it would be hard work!). Not well signposted so do your research first. Fabulous views.

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Thank John W
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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Thank Footsac
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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Thank Eliz102
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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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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Thank chobhamlass
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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Thank Ellen P
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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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