Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency

Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency

Working toward economic development and Cockpit Country conservation since 1996

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Burnt Hill Nature Walk: Burnt Hill Nature Walk trail is a relaxing foray into the fringes of Cockpit Country. Burnt Hill was once a road built by the Canadians in the mid-1900’s that, due to the small amount of traffic that uses the road, is slowly finding its way back to nature. Ideal for all ages, Burnt Hill Nature Walk allows you to explore Cockpit Country at a leisurely pace. While viewing the unique geological formations of Cockpit Country visitors can keep an eye out for endangered Jamaican Yellow and Black-billed Parrots flying overhead as professionally trained guides relate traditional herbal remedies and folklore and point out many of the area’s endemic species of ferns, epiphytes and butterflies. After the hike the tour wraps up at Stewart’s Farm in Rock Spring where local chefs prepare an authentic “bush-style” meal served in Calabash dishes.

 

Rocky Fort Cockpit Trek: Nestled underneath the towering limestone cliffs of the Jamaican Alps is the starting point for the Rocky Fort Cockpit Trek, a medium impact hike deep into the hills of Cockpit Country. Along the hike tour guides steeped in the old-time Jamaican tradition of “bush” remedies will point out the numerous plants and herbs traditionally believed to have medicinal values. Much of the hiking trail is along some of the first roads cut into Cockpit Country and the intricate stonework used to make the roads and bridges can still be seen. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view centuries-old plantation houses, wells and tombs of some of the earliest Cockpit explorers. With a stop at Endeavor Tomb in one of Cockpit Country’s expansive bottomlands visitors are treated to the traditional “roast-style” of Jamaican cuisine with plantain, coco, yam and sweet potato roasted over an open fire. The tour finishes at the Alps community square where local crafts and souvenir items will be available to guests.

 

Cockpit Country Underground Adventure: Situated on the fringes of the Queen of Spain Valley and adjoining the Martha Brae watershed lies the quiet rural farming community of Bunker’s Hill. A 40 minute drive from Montego Bay, the Cockpit Country Underground Adventure will take you through Cockpit Country’s unique natural features and geology while providing a glimpse into traditional farming practices that have developed in tandem with the area’s natural features. The trail to the cave meanders along the banks of the Roaring River offering the aura of tranquility as you warm up for the climb to the mouth of the cave. The hike is a medium impact tour which involves a climb up a 45 degree slope to the cave entrance. Once inside the cave huge chamber rooms glow in beams of light as its spectacular stalactites sparkle like diamonds. A large bat population has made one of the cave's chamber rooms home. Along the hike professionally trained tour guides explain how the community and its name is related to the American Revolutionary War and discuss the local culture and folklore of the area. After the tour visitors will experience local Jamaican cuisine at the Bunker’s Hill Bar & Grill while taking in the community’s culture over a cold Red Stripe.

 

 

Quashie River Sink Cave Exploration: One of the most beautiful and majestic of Cockpit Country’s nearly 300 caves, where Cockpit Country’s waters have over eons carved out massive glistening walls, is Quashie River Sink Cave. The excitement of this exploration begins immediately with an exhilarating 150 foot climb where ropes and small hand-rails are required just to reach the cave entrance. The entrance of the cave is guarded by 20 foot waterfalls and crystal-clear swimming pools as the ominous black mouth of Quashie Cave beckons only the bravest to enter its depths. Once inside visitors are treated to walls and ceilings glistening with minerals, spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, boulders as big as cars and roaring waterfalls. Deeper into the cave crabs and other small creatures that live in complete darkness scurry through the waters and past visitor’s feet. At the farthest point of the tour guides turn off all lights and allow those that have entered Quashie Cave to experience a darkness so deep and unfathomable it has guests begging to turn the lights back on. This tour is physically challenging and recommended for experienced outdoor adventurers. Professionally trained tour guides ensure the safety of visitors to this highly challenging tour. After the tour visitors will experience local Jamaican cuisine at Virgo’s Restaurant in Albert Town then wrap up the tour over a cold Red Stripe at Atarus Pub.

 

Paradise Picnic: The most peaceful and relaxing of all the Cockpit Country Adventure Tours, the Paradise Picnic gives guests a true taste of the laid back life of the Jamaican countryside and the community of Bunker’s Hill. Situated along the banks of one of the Roaring River’s many spectacular waterfalls, this tour offers visitors a wide array of water-based activities or the chance to sit along the banks of the river and meditate on the beauty of Cockpit Country with a Red Stripe in hand, reggae music playing in the background and the smells of traditionally prepared Jamaican cuisine floating through the air. Tubing, water swings, rafting and natural swimming pools are one of the many ways to beat the heat of the Caribbean sun. Professionally trained guides are on hand to ensure the safety of all water activities. On land beat the heat by relaxing under the shade of the Cockpit Country canopy in one of the many peaceful nooks & crannies of the picnic site. Enjoy a delicious Rasta-approved Jamaican lunch with something cold to drink from the Bamboo Bar. Local crafts and souvenir items are available to guests.

 

Cave & Picnic Combo: Get the best of both worlds. Spend the morning exploring the scenic beauty of Cockpit Country on the Underground Adventure, then spend the afternoon relaxing with a Paradise Picnic on the banks of the Roaring River where authentic Jamaican food and culture will be on display.

 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 05 December 2010 21:13  

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#3 Grant's Office Complex
Albert Town P.O., Trelawny
Jamaica, West Indies
Phone: 876-393-6584
Fax: 876-610-1676
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