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a VirtualTourist member from Canberra

Ascension Island

Letterbox walks

Hi
I realise this is a long shot but if you dont ask you dont reveive.

Anyone have any details on these. Searching on the net one finds very little.



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Puerto Princesa

As i understand it you just follow a trail and enter in a log book which is located at the destination in a letterbox which also will contain a rubber stamp that you can stamp your passport or whatever for your record.
The link down below relates a few letterbox walks. The island sounds real rugged and only for adventurers and nature lovers.

rafactive.co.uk/e25/e25ashes...

ascension-island.gov.ac/info... this site has an email address maybe you can enquire there. Also i know the tourist office sells maps according to another website. Seems you have to have permits and medical insurance if you visit the island.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Canberra

Thanks [VT member 13c6c7] I hadn't come across your first link before. I'm heading there in early 2013 enroute from Australia to the UK (as you do). The most baffling bit seems to be how you get from brize norton RAF base to Oxford once you arrive in the UK ( other than taxi )!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Canberra

There see about 20 or so of these walks details of which were published in a book which may be out of print though possibly available still at the Obsidien Hotel in Georgetown , the Capital. I'll flick them an email which remind me I need to get entry permit from the government .. The other link you provide.




answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Here's the info about onward travel from Brize Norton:

raf.mod.uk/rafbrizenorton/pa...

You might be lucky and be able to get on the bus. Otherwise, it's a taxi to Oxford.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Puerto Princesa

raf.mod.uk/rafbrizenorton/ab...

you will find info regard bus to oxford here




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Canberra

Belated Feedback.
I went to Ascension Island and St Helana last March and had an absolutely wonderful time.

Just wanted to comment on Transport from Brize Norton.

MoD have measures in place to ensure you do not get on the military bus.
My advice is to get a prebooked taxi to Oxford for train etc (you can book one via the tourist office on Ascension Island a few days before you leave there - I recommend you do). Forget other means ie getting bus ... or taxi outside base -- all to messy.





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