The Blackpool Adventure

Discover the mystery of the hidden blackpool…..

Take a moderate downhill trek to what is known as the Black Pool Waterfall.

Tea fields, valleys, small villages and temples, a forest with stunning trees are some of the things you pass by on this adventure. The pool is located in the middle of a forest. First all you can hear is the water from afar but as the forest opens up you will encounter the well hidden black pool.

Those who travel early will be rewarded. In the early morning hours, the sun shines on the pool making it look even more magical. Feel free to jump in for a swim if you are a good swimmer or just relax by the waterfall. We will prepare coffee, tea and snacks whilst you enjoy the black pool.

Afterwards we take a very short trek uphill to a secluded location where we will enjoy a scrumptious lunch in the great outdoors.

Our uphill journey will be an adventurous 4×4 jeep drive after which you will meet your chauffeur guide/ guide.

Your Hosts

Haritha: Haritha, or often known as “Hari” has a passion for wild life and the need for conservation. This is what drove him into this field. Ever since he was little boy, he has been spending most of his time in the wilderness. The initial introduction to knuckles was given to him by his father Senani (AKA- Pila), who is also a well know guide and conservationist at the Knuckles Mountain range. They have both been working as guides in different national parks in Sri Lanka. Hari received most of his guiding education in South Africa. He is a qualified nature guide and a fully qualified trails guide in Africa. The need for conservation and awareness that Knuckles needed made him return to his home land.


Katharina: The passion for nature brought Katharina to Sri Lanka. She set out from Germany to Africa four years ago to make her childhood dream come true and to follow her passion for wildlife. She received her guiding qualifications and experience in Africa following which a new path in life opened up to her. After her first visit to Knuckles more than two years ago already it was immediately clear that she had a calling to visit Sri Lanka and spend time in Knuckles. She now invests her time and energy to further explore this unique and still untouched piece of land and to bring it closer to people.


Nuwan: Nuwan was really into watching discovery documentaries when he was little kid. During his time in Thailand Nuwan did some volunteering work for the zoo. This is where he realized that it was his calling to connect with nature and wildlife. Having seeing animals in captivity, Nuwan set off on a transformational journey appreciating the great outdoors and the freedom in the wild. He became a wildlife guide five years ago while also working as guest relations officer in hotels.To Nuwan this is more than a job, it’s a passion, a way of life and he is an evangelist in educating people about the importance of conserving the environment, its flora and its fauna.


Number of PAX

1-10 PAX




4 hours

Suitable for children

Yes. Over 12 years of age

Things to know

Includes: Entrance ticket. Hosted trek by professional naturalists to Blackpool (Trek Difficulty: Moderate) 6 – 8KM trek | 450M descent), water and rehydrates, snacks to go, lunch with tea/ coffee, fruit juice and chocolates. First aid kit, leech socks, repellent and toiletry kit. 4×4 drive uphill.

Meeting time: 9.00 AM

What to wear or bring along: Appropriate trekking wear with trekking shoes. Sunglasses, caps/ hats. Camera.

Important info

Please note that the Knuckles area is a wet land and the weather there is unpredictable and quite bipolar. Please be ready to expect sudden rainfall at any given point in your trek. We will always keep an eye out for the weather forecast and advise you accordingly.

Making the most of it: This trek is a downhill one but still requires you being sure footed and fit. Please let us know if you have any physical limitations or medical conditions so that we can advise if this experience is for you or not. Furthermore, we can also customize this experience as per your requirements. Also, please carefully follow your host’s safety instructions at all times.