Barbados Moves Hike for Wellness

December 21, 2019

3:30 pm

Skeetes Bay, Saint-Philip, Barbados

Event Description

The Ministry of Health and Wellness presents the Barbados Moves Hike for Wellness.

Starting/Ending Point for today’s hike: Skeetes Bay, St. Philip.

Route: TBA

For more information, contact the Ministry of Health and Wellness by calling 536-3868 or 536-3867.

Essentials to bring with you:
At least 1 litre of water in a backpack/camel-back
Comfortable enclosed shoes
Hat
Sunscreen
Snacks and/or energy bars
Long Pants
Long sleeved shirt
Sunglasses

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

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Barbados National Trust Hikes

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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 at different paces.
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.