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.
Now in its seventh year, the Hill Challenge is an endurance challenge specifically designed for fitness enthusiasts, seasoned hikers, trail runners and generally fit persons.
Starting at Barclays Park, the course will cover approximately 13 miles or 21 km. It will take competitors over an estimated 9 hills including Spa Hill, White Hill, Saddle Back, Springfield and Chalky Mount, with elevation gains of more than 1,000 meters. Competitors will have 6 hours to complete the challenge.
The competition is open to persons 15 years and over. Participation of children under 18 years of age is subjected to the approval by the organizing committee.
Pre-Race Briefing 5:45am
Start Time: 6:00am
9 April ‐ 30 April: Bds $35
Race Day: Bds $50
Venue: Barclays Park
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.