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Baker’s Bend Hike

Bakers_bend

Baker’s Bend is situated in upper side of the Non Pareil Estate bordering famous wildlife reserve Horton plains. Wonderful view of low lands towards Indian Ocean , including the Samanala Wewa Reservoir is possible on a clear day from this view point,which is more than 1700m( 5000 feet) above sea level. This picturesque bend is surrounded by some beautiful mountains of the World’s End Mountain Range.

The legend has it that Samuel Baker, the planter, settler and the creator of Nuwaraeliya town known as little England, met with an accident on his horse cart at this bend and died.

Suggested Schedule

  • Leave the glenrock – 6.00 am on foot or by vehicle up to the climb starting point (1.5 km)
  • 6.30 am – Hike starts through the forest to Nagrak Division of the Non Pariel Tea Estate (4 km) hike 
    takes 4 hours
  • Walk on local road to Baker’s Bend view point
    (3 km walk) 1 hour
  • Reach the Baker’s Bend – around 11.30 am
  • Starting return trip – 12.00 pm
  • Reach the glenrock – 5.00 pm
  • Round trip 14 km on foot
  • This hike is not possible during extreme weather conditions
  • If you are a seasoned hiker, time taken for the hike will be less

Charges

  • Up to two persons – US $ 85 with two guides 
    (Third party service providers from local community)
  • Extra US $ 10 each per each additional
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