The Bermuda Railway Trail follows an abandoned rail bed for some 26 miles, covering most of the island from Somerset in the west to St. George’s in the east. Our other post has an overview of the Trail. Below is a description of some of our favorite sections for running.
Eastern End, St. George Parish Section. 2.5 miles from the eastern trailhead at Penno’s Wharf to Ferry Island Fort. The initial section is on the road but has relatively low traffic. Lovely coastal section of the trail. The highlight is Ferry Point Park out to Martello Tower and the Fort.
North Shore. Lovely trail and great water views for 4 miles miles from Coney Island to the Bermuda Aquarium in Hamilton Parish. Highlights are the Railway Museum, Shelly Bay Beach and Park, Coney Island, Bailey’s Bay.
Middle Section – Southampton. One of the nicer sections in the middle part of the island is between the Fairmont Southampton Princess and Church Rd., about 1.2 miles one-way. Combine with a jaunt over to Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. A dirt path leads from the Railway Trail to the lighthouse (on map called Tribe Rd. 2).
Western End. 4.5 mile section from the Vesey Nature Reserve to the western terminus of the trail in Somerset Village. Nice sections along Hog Bay, over Cavello Bay, Scaur Hill Fort Park.Detailed Description of Trail Sections
** Note: Section 5 is busy with few sidewalks. Once you are on the island, there ‘s a free free Railway Trail Guide from a Visitor Information Centre located at the Royal Naval Dockyard, in Hamilton or in St. George’s.