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.
To get to the starting point of the hike:
Highway 2A until right turn towards The Rock, bear left in Sailor Gully, and at top of road, go right. Indian Ground Sports Field is east of road. From Indian Ground, go north to the junction with the public road leading from Orange Hill Plantation to Welchtown Plantation.
Venue: Welchtown Plantation, St. Peter
The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).
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.
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
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.
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.