A section of Anguilla’s northern coast.
ANGUILLA–The Anguilla National Trust (ANT) began its twelfth year of member-oriented activities by launching a new outdoor adventure challenge for its members. The 2019 year-long programme challenges members to participate in monthly hikes that trace the entire coastline of the Anguilla mainland. Members completing the challenge will receive an ANT membership for 2020, a challenge T-shirt and a reusable water bottle. A “passport” will be stamped at the end of each leg to mark successful completion.
The first hike of the year took place on Saturday morning, February 23, with approximately 20 hikers walking six miles over the island’s most northern coastline from Windward Point to Junks Hole Bay. The participants travelled over and alongside diverse landscapes and formations, including sandy beaches and sand dunes, brackish-water ponds and pointy limestone rocks.
Founded in 1989, the ANT has the mandate to sustain the island’s natural and cultural heritage through active management and education for the benefit of current and future generations. It has been instrumental in the creation of Anguilla’s national parks, conservation areas and heritage sites. It conducts essential research and conservation work to include habitat and species monitoring, working year-round to raise public awareness about the fragility, complexity and beauty of the island’s natural and cultural resources.
The date and location of the next hike will be announced in the near future.