Jamaica Conservation & Development Trust

Footprints Nature Hike


Footprints Nature Hike - Holywell Trail
Holywell Trail -
Footprints Nature Hike


Footprints Nature Hike

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Attention Potential Hikers

  • Ensure you are fit and healthy; get ready to participate in the Gordon Town to Holywell 10K Footprints Nature Hike.
  • Attire must be comfortable and supportive of walking long distances, sometimes uphill.
  • Refreshments/lunch will be provided but carry your personal water and/or other beverage.
  • Consider bringing your binoculars and cameras

Footprints Nature Hike 2013 takes you on a beautiful trail along the Hope River staring from Gordon Town, pass communities such as Penfield, Mount Industry, Redlight uphill through the forest with several tree species via Greenwich to Holywell.

The first section of the hike from Gordon Town to Redlight is longer but easier than the final stretch from Redlight to Greenwich which is for the most part, very steep. Greenwich to Holywell is an easy walk along the road.

During Footprints, rangers and other guides from the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP) will provide hikers with, information about the area, answer questions posed and any other assistance needed. There will be a rest stop at Redlight where refreshment will be provided.

At Holywell, the main recreation area within the BJCMNP, you will enjoy cool relaxation, spectacular views of Kingston and the opportunity to explore the natural forests of the National Park along other trails. You can go to the Visitors’ Centre or view the interpretive signs on site for more information about the Park and its flora and fauna.

The Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (BJCMNP) is managed by the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust under delegation from the Natural Resources Conservation Authority and in partnership with the:-

  • National Environment and Planning Agency
  • Forestry Department
  • Jamaica National Heritage Trust
  • Several community-based organizations

Footprints Nature Hike will assist in:-

  1. Raising awareness about Holywell Recreational Area
  2. Encourage more hiking along the Gordon Town Trail
  3. Raise well needed funds to help support management of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park such as our work in forest conservation, bird monitoring, environmental education and assisting local communities to make their livelihoods more environmentally sustainable.

For more information on the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust visit our websites:
http://www.blueandjohncrowmountains.org and http://www.jcdt.org.jm


  • Parking will be provided for participants free of cost at the University of Technology (UTech) located at 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6. After parking and participants have registered, they are asked to assemble at the designated waiting area before departure to Gordon Town.
  • Buses will leave the Utech’s Parking Lot at approximately 6:45am.
  • Lunch will be provided at Holywell. Participants should indicate their preference on their registration form.
  • The buses will return the participants to UTech.

Registration Information

  • The Footprints hike will have a limited amount of hikers, so register early. The deadline for entry submission is Friday, July 19, 2013.
  • Choose between Corporate, Group or Individual participation. See information below and links to download the registration forms.

Corporate Participation

Each company is asked to contribute $45,000. This sponsorship entitles each company to a maximum of 20 participants. Companies that wish to have more than 20 hikers participate will be required to make an additional contribution of $1,700 per person. A Team Leader should be named, through which and to whom all information relating to the hike will be sent.

Corporate Registration Form

Group Participation

Public Sector, Non-Government and Community-Based Organizations may also submit a team comprising of no less than 10 persons. The sponsorship amount is $2,200 per person. A team Leader should be named, through which and to whom all information relating to the hike will be sent.

Group Registration Form

Individual Participation

Individual who wish to participate and does not fall either categories above can participate with a contribution of $2,500.

Individual Registration Form

NB: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable

For additional information please contact:
Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust
29 Dumbarton Avenue.
Kingston 10
(876) 920-8278-9 or (876)960-2848


Office Hours are:
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:30am to 5:00pm and on Fridays 8:30am – 4:30pm

It has been said that when visiting natural sites you should   “Take nothing but photographs; Leave nothing but footprints” – we are sure you will feel the same

See you there!


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The JCDT appreciates the involvement and support of our Partners, Donors and Sponsors

  • National Environment & Planning Agency
  • Forestry Department
  • Jamaica National Heritage Trust
  • Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
  • Forest Conservation Fund
  • Pear Tree Press
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