The Werapitiya Hanging Bridge
This scenic walk takes you towards the main Werapitiya road to a hanging bridge which crosses a point where two rivers meet and is still used by local residents regularly. Meander through Werapitiya itself and as the lane winds down through this typical Sri Lankan village, past terraced paddy fields, mud houses and spice gardens abundant with birds and butterflies. The scenery changes frequently throughout the walk offering the opportunity to see traditional rice and palm harvesting and the naturally created pools in the river are a great place for an authentic
Sri Lankan river bath.
WHAT TO EXPECT TO SEE
A wide variety of locally grown spices, fruits, along with a wide variety of birds ; Serpent Eagles, Thorny Billed Babblers, Great Tit, Ceylon Grey Hornbill, Tickell’s Blue Fly-Catcher, Chestnut headed bee eater, Orange breasted Green Pigeons.
It is a 7km loop, and you can
expect to take 2-3 hours to complete
the entire trek.
Please wear long bottoms, trainers/walking boots, swim wear (if interested in taking a dip).
1-2 people – $40 (extra person + $20)