Barbados Pocket Guide

Hiking

Hikers on an Early Morning Barbados National Trust Hike Heading Through Apes Hill, St. James, Barbados Pocket Guide

Hiking

Hiking on the beautiful island of Barbados certainly puts things into another perspective. Known moreso for its more than inviting beaches and bays, the island offers more in the way of its natural terrain. One such way to discover this is by going out on a Hike Barbados hike.

 

Hike Barbados certainly lives up to its name as they truly hike Barbados. These hikes are not always straightforward expeditions as some hikers can be seen standing back and taking a breath as they try to figure out the next best strategy to conquer the next obstacle on course. All the while, everyone is having fun.

 

What better way to spend a Sunday morning or afternoon, other than going on a Barbados National Trust Hike. These hikes are not only educational but a great way to have a good sweat and make new friends along the way. It is recommended that you wear loose clothing, comfortable hiking shoes or sneakers, carry a bottle of water, a broad-brimmed hat and sunscreen if necessary. Many hikers use this opportunity to also take some of the most wonderful photos of the island up close.

 

Hike Barbados explores villages, coastlines, cane fields and tropical forests on the island. The diversity of the islands' countryside imparts an air of fascination upon all hikers as they can't help but marvel at the absolute beauty of the island. Barbados' history comes alive as hikers are now more exposed to things that they wouldn't be exposed to under normal circumstances.

 

Hike Barbados starts at different points on the island every Sunday. These hikes get started at 6:00 am or 3:30 pm with different categories to choose from.  The "Stop 'n' Stare" group walks for approximately 5-6 miles and are guided by a tour guide who educates hikers on Barbados' history. The "Here 'n' There" group walks for approximately 8-10 miles at a quicker pace than the "Stop 'n' Stare" group. The "Grin 'n' Bare" group certainly speaks for itself as this group covers 12-14 miles in the allocated three (3) hours that the other groups hike under.

 

Moonlight hikes start at 5:30 in the evening and it's recommended you carry a torchlight with you on these particular hikes.

 

Barbados Hash House Harriers

The Barbados Hash House Harriers was founded in November of 1985. Although this is a group primarily focused on running and walking events, they also promote charitable projects for the less fortunate. Boasting over 100 regulars, they meet every Saturday and Bank holiday at different locations throughout our beautiful island of Barbados.

 

Runners, walkers, the young, the old ... ALL are welcome to join! No need to pre-register, call or email, just show up at the posted location and join in the fun ... On On!

 

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Last modified on Thursday, 20 March 2014 18:51

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