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Pekoe Trail Stage 7 Kotagala to Norwood

The Pekoe Trail Stage 7

The Pekoe Trail Stage 7 is a 15.5 km hike from Kotagala to Norwood in Sri Lanka. Enjoy scenic views as you make walk past tea estates.

There are some Facebook (Meta) groups that have been set up for the Pekoe Trail. 
We have seen lots of posts about local Sri Lankans and tourists hiking the Pekoe Trail.

Are there Hiking Apps which will help me on the Trail?

The Official Pekoe Trail Website suggests that walkers use All Trails, Outdoor Active or Wikiloc.

Outdoor Active – Stage 7 of the Pekoe Trail

Funded with assistance from the European Union and USAID

The Pekoe Trail is part of the European Union’s 5.7 million Euro support for Sri Lanka’s national tourism strategy. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also provided approximately $787,000 in support of the project.

We are starting to see more videos of people enjoying different stages of the Pekoe Trail.

An Ultra Marathon and the Pekoe Trail

Hyun Chang Chung was the first person to complete an Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail. He covered the 300 kilometre trail in 59 hours in January 2023.

Where should I stay when tackling the Pekoe Trail

There is no official list of places to stay whilst you are hiking the Pekoe Trail on the official website. At the time this is published we will update this article. 

There are so many different types of accommodation on offer on this Paradise Island. At this time we would recommend you to look on the normal accommodation websites such as and Airbnb.

GlenMyu Estate Hotel - a place to stay

A luxurious stay in the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

A great place to relax in between Pekoe Trail Stages.

Fins us on and Airbnb.

GlenMyu Estate is within reach of stages near to Nuewar Eliya, Haputale, Ella and Demodara.

Where is GlenMyu Estate?

Pekoe Trail Stage 7 Kotagala to Norwood Read More »

Tea bushes at Lipton's Seat

Pekoe Trail Stage 14: St. Catherine’s (Lipton’s Seat) to Makulella

Pekoe Trail: Stage 14 - St. Catherine’s to Makulella

St. Catherine’s (Lipton’s Seat) to Makulella is Stage 14 of the Pekoe Trail.

How long is Stage 14?

This stage of the hike of the Pekoe Trail is a distance of 9.38 kilometres.

You can see the section at The Pekoe Trail Official Website.
This section is close to GlenMyu Estate.

Highlight of stage 14 of the Pekoe Trail

On stage 14 of the trail you will come across green tea plantations, farms, village homes & historic bungalows as you trek through the forest, mountains and valleys.

Stage 14 Starts near the famous Tea Baron's Viewpoint

Lipton’s Seat, one of the most popular attractions near to Haputale, is a short walk from this stage of the trail.

For more information about Lipton’s Seat please click here to see our blog post.

Here are come pictures taken at and around Lipton’s Seat.

Find out more about the Pekoe Trail

To read more about the Pekoe Trail please visit the following BlogPost.

If you want to read more about Stage 13 of the Pekoe Trail – Haputale to St. Catherine’s (Lipton Seat) please click here to see our BlogPost.

A place to stay to rest and recover - GlenMyu Estate

A great place to re-energise after a long days hike is GlenMyu Estate which is close to Beragala and Haputale.

A dip in the Natural Spring Fed Infinity Swimming Pool is a great way to ease those muscles.

Eat well

We prepare all meals freshly to order on the day. A majority of the ingredients are sourced from our organic garden. We also support local suppliers by purchasing the items we cannot grow. 

Ru is developing a good reputation at GlenMyu Estate for the dishes she serves. Please visit our reviews on, Airbnb, TripAdvisor and Google to see what our guests say.

See our website our contact us via the WhatsApp Button for our direct booking rates.

We are also listed on Airbnb and

Other hikes to consider

You may also be interested in a hike around the UNESCO heritage site:  Horton Plains National Park.

The hike is around 1 hour 15 minutes/30 minutes drive from GlenMyu Estate.


Read our Blog Post about Horton Plains National Park, Lesser World’s End, Greater World’s End and Bakers fall click HERE.

Watch the first Ultra Marathon on the Pekoe Trail here.

Here is the official list of other places to stay on the Pekoe Trail.

Pekoe Trail Stage 14: St. Catherine’s (Lipton’s Seat) to Makulella Read More »

GlenMyu Estate
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