Elliott's Path

  • The view on a clear day - © Mike Clark
  • The monument to the builders of the path - © Mike Clark
  • Green Mountain in the clouds - © Mike Clark
  • A tunnel through the volcanic rock - © Mike Clark

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.
  • This walk has been recommended to us (THANK YOU) but we do not have much information on it yet. Any suggestions or photos?

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest13
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points5
  • Total rating85
  • Note: Neg: inaccessibility; regular cloud cover means good views are rare

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 2hrs upward
  • Maximum Altitude: around 2400m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

The monument to the builders of the path - © Mike Clark
A tunnel through the volcanic rock - ©Mike Clark

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