Key information: Elliott's Path
- This walk is a circular walk at 2400 feet around the top of Green Mountain, the highest peak on Ascension Island.
- The path was created as a 360 degree lookout for the Royal Marines in the 19th century; it is an incredible feat of human engineering with tunnels and arches hewn into the volcanic rock.
- The site was also visited by Kew Gardens over 150 years ago, when they planted a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers in order to increase the rainfall.
- Cloud cover gives the walker a sense of being somewhere mystical, whilst on clear days there are beautiful views over the island.
- Walking the path around the peak takes two hours (with stops); alternatively you can make it an all day walk from the bottom of Green Mountain.
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- Walkopedia rating85
- Natural interest16
- Human interest13
- Negative points5
- Total rating85
- Note: Neg: inaccessibility; regular cloud cover means good views are rare
- Length: 2hrs upward
- Maximum Altitude: around 2400m
- Level of Difficulty: Variable
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