- Type: Adventure
- Localyte author: Rafael De Campos Palermo
- The trail - the Gordon Town Trail, recaptures the steps of the 19th century British Army who used it to travel between Kingston and the military camp of Newcastle (built in 1841) in the Blue Mountains. The troops were moved to Newcastle to escape the yellow fever which was spreading in Kingston at that time, as well as to escape the heat of the plains. The trail starts in the Red Light district which has been so named as it was the "Recreation Centre and rest stop" for these British Soldiers. Red Light is located only a 'stones throw' from the Military Camp which can be seen in its back drop. From Red Light, the riding trail leads to Gordon Town where the buggy and carriage road ended, and back up, criss-crossing the Hope River the entire way, passing alongside farms which grow the world famous Blue Mountain Coffee and other crops. By riding the trail you will experience first hand the arduous task the soldiers must have endured transporting building material, food and medical supplies as well as, moving heavy artillery, which by the way included a cannon that they transported to the New Castle Military Camp by way of horses, mules, donkeys and man power .
- The description was provided by Rafael De Campos Palermo
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