Gibraltar Green’s Lodge Battery trail

IMPORTANT NOTICE

DURING 2012 THE PATH WAS CLOSED AND THE INFORMATION SHOULD BE USED FOR REFERENCE ONLY

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The trail starts at an opening in the MOD fence on Signal Station Road at the point where a traffic barrier was erected several years ago. The three photographs below show the general layout of the area. Follow the road up into the Upper Rock nature Reserve past the Moorish Castle and Princess Carolines Battery, continue upward following the road in the direction of the top cable car station. The road becomes closed to traffic but is open for walking.

Warning, extreme care should be taken on the path. Only those with some experience of trekking in rugged mountain terrain should attempt the walk. Footware with good grip is essential. Not advisable for anyone with a fear of heights.

The trail is in fact called Green’s Lodge Road, however it hardly resembles a road in its overgrown state. The photograph below shows the general direction of the trail from the lower right in the photograph across in the direction of Green’s Lodge Battery which is circled in red.

The boundary fences in the area still carry the MOD warning signs associated with the radio farm which occupied the area until it was removed in 2005. The area has now been handed over to the Government of Gibraltar and is managed by the Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society (GONHS), they maintain the paths and have set up a maintenance workshop at Middle Hill. The top of the Rock where the radio antennas are is still under MOD authority and should not be entered.

The path leads to a junction where another path leads off to the left, this is the path to Middle Hill. The path to Green’s Lodge Battery continues forward at this point.

The path is narrow in places and wider at others, the panoramic views along the path are superb. Farringdon’s Battery can be seen perched on the edge of the cliff further down, the photograph below shows this.

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