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30 November 2018
Hike Barbados: Bank Holiday Special Hike - Speighstown to Bath Beach

Special hike!
Call Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 or Email hikebarbados@gmail.com for details.

 

Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

The proposed route:
Speightstown Esplanade, through Ashton Hall to Mount Brevitor, Through French Village to Indian Ground, Through Sedgepond to Kings Village, Haggatts, Coggins Hill, Cambridge to Coconut Grove, Cattlewash, Bathsheba, Martins Bay to Bath St John

Participants can make their own transportation arrangements however, should you need transportation provisions to take you back to Speightstown, arrangements for such have been made at a fee of Bds $10.00.

Participants will be walking as one group and hike supporters will be there to re-group and assist.

Walk with adequate water and sun protection. There are also no provisions made for pick-ups during the hike.

As with all hikes please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness, safety and well-being and that the Barbados Hiking Association is not responsible for any mishaps or injuries however, caused during the event.


Start time: 6:00 AM

Admission:FREE

Venue: Speightstown Esplanade, Speightstown, St. PeterSpeightstown Esplanade, Speightstown, St. Peter


The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

Times
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop 'n' Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

Place
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year's hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

Dress
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

Walk Descriptions
In the morning, there are four hikes of different pace.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but.....
The Stop 'n' Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
The Medium group 8-10 miles,
The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
The Fast group 12-14 miles.

Advice for first time walkers
The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
The best thing to do is to go on the Stop 'n Stare on your first hike.
If you're comfortable with that, work your way up.

 

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