Welcome to South Cockpit Country
South Cockpit Country is as beautiful, rugged and remote as its northern counterpart. Few roads penetrate the hills, where the sparse population is mostly involved in subsistence farming and, deeper in the valleys, ganja plantations that it's best not to stumble into without an invitation. St Elizabeth is the driest parish in Jamaica thanks in part to the rugged Cockpit Country, which joins St Elizabeth to Trelawny parish in a rocky fist-bump and blocks the south coast from the rains whipping off the ocean. This inhospitable land helped to preserve the culture and liberty of the Maroons, with Accompong being the best place to delve into this culture.