Bowden Hill/ Falling Edge Water Falls – (Kingston & St. Andrew)
Falling Edge waterfall I must say is one of my favorite places to visit.
In Kingston there are not a lot of places you can escape to when you would like to just clear your mind and refresh yourself.
For me this majestic fall has served as a perfect get away from the hectic activities of living in the city.
Falling Edge waterfall is located close to the Hermitage Dam just outside of Stony Hill.
Getting to the waterfall can be challenging, as it may require walking some distance through heavy overgrowth, but it is definitely worth the effort.
The less challenging way of getting to the waterfall is by driving to the Bowden Hill Primary School and then Hiking for about 10 mins through a bushy path.
For Route advantages you can check out the article by the Jamaica Gleaner which gives route options that can be taken to get to the waterfall. CLICK HERE!
List of things to travel with when visiting the Falling Edge Waterfall.
*REPELLENT – I placed this in full caps because it is necessary. If you don’t mind getting eaten alive by the vicious mosquitoes that loiter around the area then be my guest to differ. Believe me I have made the mistake of not travelling with repellent once and it was not a nice experience.
*Comfortable shoes– preferably Sneakers, especially if it has been raining. The hike to the falls can be a bit slippery and its best to be safe than sorry by sporting the correct footwear.
*A Lighter – my friends and I usually light a fire whenever we go to the waterfall, not only to scare the mosquitoes away but to also keep us warm after a swim in the close to ice cold water. Believe me when I say the temperature of the water is no joke. (Di wata cold bad).
*A knife – it is wise to walk with a sharp object that can cut some of the bushes out the way when hiking along the path to the waterfall.
Now, with the list covered you are ready to spend a day frolicking with friends and family.
Here is a vlog of my first visit to the falls.
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