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Welchman Hall Gully

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Welchman Hall Gully

The formation of a gully is generally formed from the collapse of underground caves over a period of time. This collapse of the roof of the cave tends to create a valley-like shape. In the centre of the island in the parish of St. Thomas, Barbados, there is such a natural habitat which goes by the name of Welchman Hall Gully.

 

 

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Sitting some eight hundred (800) ft above sea level, its beauty is driven largely by its natural state - with trees, shrubs, unusual foliage making the area a classifiable as an environmental oasis. Indeed, as far as forests go on the island, it may be considered a forest reserve.

 

Due to the unique climatic conditions within the gully, many crops which would not normally be amenable to the soil and conditions in Barbados are found in this St. Thomas location. Items such as coffee, cocoa, nutmeg and some citrus plants.

 

In 1992, the Welchman Hall Gully was the first local property to fall under the umbrella of the Barbados National Trust. Signage along the main roadways and highways allow the driver to follow directions and find it easily. If not the use of public transportation provides a viable option.

 

Welchman Hall Gully is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m .to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:0 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Take a step back into nature. Visit Welchman Hall Gully, St Thomas, Barbados.

 

Last modified on Thursday, 19 September 2013 17:39
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