Coming off the road that runs from Portsmouth to the east coast of the island is a gentle walk that we can recommend to take in the Dominican countryside, and wildlife. Simply look out for these signs and you can park your car here before you walk or we can arrange to drop you or collect you as one can even walk from the Hotel The Champs but you may prefer to only do the longer walk one way.

 

Gate Brandy Manor horse riding

The Gate to Brandy Manor

 

The beginning of the road is concrete as it traverses a small river, but after that it’s not surfaced fully.

Amongst all this nature there are three businesses down this road – Brandy Manor (horse riding and accommodation on your left, Lily’s Guesthouse¬† further on to your right(also accommodation) and a prawn farm at the end. Despite this one rarely sees other people.

 

 

You will see a tributary of the Indian River on your walk, amongst all the other wildlife such as mango trees, coffee shrubs, wild flowers and palm trees.

Be sure to look up so you don’t miss bird life, and also down so you don’t trip up on the uneven road.¬† Also you have to look around you to soak in all the greenery.

palms

Our proprietor – Hans

riverside farming

Riverside farming

If you decide to walk to this trail from Hotel The Champs, the directions are very simple – walk from Picard to Portsmouth and at the bus station you turn right past Benjamin Park (cricket and football field) and walk further for about 30 minutes at which point you’ll reach the signposts on first picture.

If you would like to arrange horse riding we can put you in touch with the Brandy Manor.

 

We think this is a great walk to enjoy for the whole family – really any age can do it as it’s almost totally flat and well shaded.

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