Blue & John Crow Mountains

Other Sites

Clydesdale

Clydesdale is an old coffee farm and processing factory. The site was used by the Forestry Department as a nursery, however with insufficient resources, the buildings and grounds have become run-down. There is a river with a large pool suitable for swimming, and the site is a favourite with youth groups such as cadets. The road from the community of Section/Silver Hill (just below Holywell on the Portland side) is very rough. Despite the condition of the site, there are still visitors, mainly school groups – particularly Cadets. The Forestry Department has some plans for re-developing the site however, the road will require significant attention.

Cinchona

Cinchona is a botanical garden established about a century ago by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Garden Division. The Cinchona trees grown there were used for the production of quinine which was used to treat malaria. There is a caretaker who maintains the grounds but the infrastructure is in very poor condition. The road from Clydesdale to Cinchona can only be accessed with 4WD and even then requires very skillful driving. The Ministry of Agriculture has some plans for re-developing this site, however the road and its maintenance will be a critical issue.

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  • National Environment & Planning Agency
  • Forestry Department
  • Jamaica National Heritage Trust
  • Environmental Foundation of Jamaica
  • Forest Conservation Fund
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