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Great views

Enjoyed the walk up to this viewpoint. Worth the walk as views across the island are awesome. Also... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
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Something a bit different

We were keen to explore this site with its historical connection to Nelson. It took a little... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
John W
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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A pretty stone fortress affording lovely views of the surrounding islands. A bit difficult to find.
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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.

Thank diveninja21
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...More

Thank John W
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...More

1  Thank luv2holidayinthesun
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Footsac
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!

Thank Eliz102
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...More

1  Thank idmoore
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...More

Thank chobhamlass
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...More

2  Thank WPKATZ
Reviewed 23 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....More

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank Seadream123
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