Welchman Hall Gully Barbados

Jocelyn Murray May 10, 2011 No Comments


A tropical lush rain forest, the Welchman Hall Gully in Barbados is a sensual delight for hiking and nature lovers. With its dense vegetation, one gets the feel for what the island was like a few hundred years ago when it was first discovered. It is like a place out of the movie Jurassic Park.

Welchman Hall Gully Rainforest and Pond

Welchman Hall Gully Rainforest and Pond

We went hiking through the gully with our two children (ages 7 and 9) who loved the outdoor experience.

Welchman Hall Gully Cave

Welchman Hall Gully Cave

Along the way we saw many millipedes that are harmless but fascinating to children especially. We also saw a large toad nestled among the rocks.

Welchman Hall Gully Millipedes Barbados

Welchman Hall Gully Millipedes

With its light showers and mists, the moist air of the gully is redolent of the rich soil and flora, with hints of the sea in the distance. We were given umbrellas to take along to keep dry (which we borrowed free of charge by the entrance to the gully where we parked).

Welchman Hall Gully Rainforest

Welchman Hall Gully Rainforest

We walked along the stone path for about 30 minutes before returning. What was especially nice is we had the gully all to ourselves! This made the experience more exciting as we imagined hiking through the island back in time when it was first discovered.

Welchman Hall Gully Stone Path

Welchman Hall Gully Stone Hiking Path

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Jocelyn Murray is a travel writer and historical fiction novelist. She holds two university master's degrees in both English and Education, along with a bachelor's degree in Economics and European Studies. She also has a teaching credential and taught at the elementary school level.

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