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Barbados National Trust Hike Barbados Calendar 2014

Come and discover more about Hiking in Barbados

Every Sunday, the Barbados National Trust, organizes two (2) free guided hikes to some of the most beautiful and otherwise inaccessible parts of the island.

These hikes are an interesting and fun as well as helpful to educate locals and visitors about the history, geography, culture and people of Barbados.

Duration: 3 hours
Wear: proper clothing and shoes. Use sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
Bring: Bottle water (and drink it!) and a snack.

There are 4 morning groups of different difficulty:
Stop ‘n Stare – 6 miles
Medium – 8 to 10 miles
Fast medium – 9 to 10 miles
Grin ‘n Bear (Fast) – 12 miles
Note: Hikes in the afternoon repeat the morning “Stop ‘n Stare” route.


Sunday January 5th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Cove Bay, St. Lucy
Directions: At Pie Corner in St Lucy – take the Cove track all the way down to an old windmill tower.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday January 12th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Bayley’s School, St. Philip
Directions: Bayley’s School is located in Merricks
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Wednesday January 15th, 2014 Special Moonlight Hike

Start: National Stadium, St. Michael
Directions:
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday January 19th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Holetown Library Car Park, St. James
Directions: Travel Highway 1 (West Coast Road) – Park opposite the Holetown Police station.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Tuesday January 21st, 2014 Special Bank Holiday Hike

Start: Cove Bay, St. Lucy – Gun Hill Signal Station, St. George
Directions: At Pie Corner in St Lucy – take the Cove track all the way down to an old windmill tower.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday January 26th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Brighton Farms, St. George
Directions:
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday February 2nd, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Turners Hall Hill, St. Andrew
Directions: Highway 2D to Farmer’s and Mose Bottom, turn right (towards Bawden’s). Meeting point is at junction about a half mile down the road (former site of Turner’s Hall Plantation).
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday February 9th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Kendal Plantation Yard, St. John
Directions: Follow Highway 4 until you see pond on the left and old factory on the right.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Friday February 14th, 2014 Special Moonlight Hike

Start: Drax Hall Plantation, St. George
Directions: Highway 4. Don’t take road to Drax Hall Village, but next right to the Plantation
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light


Sunday February 16th, 2014 Morning Hike Only
The Colin Hudson Great Train Hike

Start: Independence Square, Bridgetown, St. Michael
Directions: South-end of Broad Street – Car Park on south side of Careenage.
Start Time: 6:00am


Sunday February 23rd, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Roberts Manufacturing Yard, St. Michael
Directions: West of Charles Rowe Bridge.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday March 2nd, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Long Beach (Old Road), Christ Church
Directions: Through Oistins and fork right via Ealing Grove and Chancery Lane to Long Beach.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday March 9th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Orange Hill Pavilion, St. James
Directions: Turn east off Highway 2A, midways up the hill look for pavilion on the right. Park in parking lot.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday March 16th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Hackleton’s Cliff Top, St. Joseph
Directions: North of Villa Nova to Malvern and follow sign post to Hackletons Cliff.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday March 23rd, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Bathsheba Community Centre, St. Joseph
Directions: The community centre is at Hill Crest, just down the hill from Andromeda Botanic Gardens.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday March 30th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Conrad Hunte Cricket Ground, St. Andrew
Directions: Going north from St Andrew’s church, take the road towards Morgan Lewis Mill
and turn right to Shorey Village and cricket ground.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday April 6th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: St. Thomas Post Office, St. Thomas
Directions: The Post Office is at the west end of Welchman Hall Village.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday April 13th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Barbados National Trust Headquarters – Wildey House, St. Michael
Directions: Next door to Carter’s Complex, travelling South towards traffic lights at BET. First left after car park.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday April 20th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Pool Plantation Yard, St. John
Directions: Half a mile East of Four Cross Roads.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday April 27th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Applewhaites Plantation Yard, St. George
Directions: After Hothersal Turning, go through Bibby’s Lane (Highway E). After Exchange, bear right (dangerous junction) just before Proutes and look for old factory chimney. Park in the Plantation Yard.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Monday April 28th, 2014 Special Bank Holiday Hike – Fun Day

Start: Haggatts Old Sugar Factory, St. Andrew
Directions: A few hundred yards south of Belleplaine – Park in the old factory yard (not the Soil Conservation Station).
Morning Hike: 6:00am


Thursday May 1st, 2014 Special Bank Holiday Hike – Hill Challenge

Start: Haggatts Old Sugar Factory, St. Andrew
Directions: A few hundred yards south of Belleplaine – Park in the old factory yard (not the Soil Conservation Station).
Morning Hike: 6:00am


Sunday May 4th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Haggatts Old Sugar Factory, St. Andrew
Directions: A few hundred yards south of Belleplaine – Park in the old factory yard (not the Soil Conservation Station).
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday May 11th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Skeete’s Bay, St. Philip
Directions: Highway 4B, past Thickets, Three Houses to Bayfield, turn left
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.

Wednesday May 14th, 2014 Special Moonlight Hike

Start: Lester Vaughn School, St. Thomas
Directions: Pass the Sharon Moravian church, turn left to Shop Hill, the school is on the right. Park on Open Pasture.
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday May 18th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Rock Hall (By Old Mill Wall), St. Peter
Directions: Not Rock Hall Village, but the Plantation in St. Peter. First right off
Highway 2A off Bakers/Mullins via Black Bess quarries.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday May 25th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Codrington College, St. John
Directions: Meet at College car park
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday June 1st, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Indian Ground Sports Field, St. Andrew
Directions: Highway 2A until right turn towards the Rock, bear left in Sailor Gully
and at top of road go right. Sports field is east of road.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday June 8th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Lester Vaughn School, St. Thomas
Directions: Pass the Sharon Moravian church, turn left to Shop Hill, the school is on the right. Park on Open Pasture.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Monday June 9th, 2014 Special Bank Holiday Hike

Start: Grantley Adams School, St. Joseph
Directions:
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Thursday June 12th, 2014 Special Moonlight Hike

Start: Brighton Farms, St. George
Directions:
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday June 15th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Gun Hill Signal Station, St. George
Directions: Follow the road past the Lion, – keep left up the hill and take second left, which is sign posted to Gun Hill.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday June 22nd, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Searles Plantation Yard, Christ Church
Directions: Highway 6 towards St. Patrick’s church. The Old factory is on the south side of road (not the plantation on north side).
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday June 29th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Archers Bay, St. Lucy
Directions: Pass Crab Hill Police Station (be careful at intersections) and continue North to end of road.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday July 6th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Drax Hall Plantation, St. George
Directions: Highway 4. Don’t take road to Drax Hall Village, but next right to the Plantation
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Friday July 11th, 2014 Special Moonlight Hikes

Start: Barclays Park, St. Andrew
Directions: Meet at the side of the road by the restaurant, opposite the casuarina trees.
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday July 13th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Cove Bay, St. Lucy
Directions: At Pie Corner in St Lucy – take the Cove track all the way down to an old windmill tower.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday July 20th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: District ‘C’ Police Station, St. Philip
Directions: Highway 4B, turn left a mile east of St Philip’s church.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday July 27th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Hayman’s Old Sugar Factory, St. Peter
Directions: Turn off Highway 2A where sign-posted to Haymans and Speightstown.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday August 3rd, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Oistin’s Car Park, Christ Church
Directions: Meet at Oistins Car Park
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday August 10th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Barclays Park, St. Andrew
Directions: Meet at the side of the road by the restaurant, opposite the casuarina trees.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday August 17th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Carrington’s Old Sugar Factory, St. Philip
Directions: Just over a mile west of Six Cross Roads on Highway 5
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday August 24th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Heywoods Beach, St. Peter
Directions: The car park is to north of Almond Beach Village Hotel.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday August 31st, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Foul Bay, St. Philip
Directions: Turn right half mile before Crane. Park down by the beach. (Foul Bay New Road).
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday September 7th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Farley Hill House, St. Peter
Directions:
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Tuesday September 9th, 2014 Special Moonlight Hike

Start: Heywoods Beach, St. Peter
Directions: The car park is to north of Almond Beach Village Hotel.
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light


Sunday September 14th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Lodge School, St. John
Directions: Via Four Cross Roads, Gall Hill and follow the road to the cemetery. Turn right, go straight on past Colleton Plantation.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday September 21st, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Spring Hall Old Sugar Factory, St. Lucy
Directions: Bear right after St. Lucy’s Church. 1 1/2 miles along Highway 1C towards River Bay.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday September 28th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Grantley Adams School, St. Joseph
Directions:
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday October 5th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Bath Beach, St. John
Directions: Turn left at bottom of Coach Hill, first right at old sugar factory.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light


Wednesday October 8th, 2014 Special Moonlight Hike

Start: St. Thomas Post Office, St. Thomas
Directions: The Post Office is at the west end of Welchman Hall Village.
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday October 12th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Graeme Hall (Ministry of Agriculture), Christ Church
Directions: Ministry of Agriculture car park on Spur Road from Graeme Hall roundabout on ABC Highway.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday October 19th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Barbados Wildlife Reserve, St. Peter
Directions: On any map follow the directions to Farley Hill. The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is across road from Farley Hill.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday October 26th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Turners Hall Hill, St. Andrew
Directions: Highway 2D to Farmer’s and Mose Bottom, turn right (towards Bawden’s). Meeting point is at junction about a half mile down the road (former site of Turner’s Hall Plantation).
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday November 2nd, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Brandons Beach, St. Michael
Directions: Turn off Spring Garden Highway opposite Malibu
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Wednesday November 5th, 2014 Special Moonlight Hike

Start: Gun Hill Signal Station, St. George
Directions: Follow the road past the Lion, – keep left up the hill and take second left, which is sign posted to Gun Hill.
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday November 9th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Portvale Sugar Factory, St. James
Directions: Highway 2A, just north of St. Thomas Parish Church.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light


Sunday November 16th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Harrison Point Lighthouse, St. Lucy
Directions: Highway 1B, pass Broomefield, then follow the road to Harrison Point and continue to the lighthouse.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday November 23rd, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Hackleton’s Cliff Top, St. Joseph
Directions: North of Villa Nova to Malvern and follow sign post to Hackletons Cliff.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday November 30th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Indian Ground Sports Field, St. Andrew
Directions: Highway 2A until right turn towards the Rock, bear left in Sailor Gully
and at top of road go right. Sports field is east of road.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Monday December 1st, 2014 Special Bank Holiday Hike

Start: Oistins Car Park, Christ Church – St. Thomas Post Office, St. Thomas
Directions: Meet at Oistins Car Park
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Friday December 5th, 2014 Special Moonlight Hike

Start: Round Rock, Silver Sands, Christ Church
Directions:
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light


Sunday December 7th, 2014 Morning and Moonlight Hike

Start: Kendal Plantation Yard, St. John
Directions: Follow Highway 4 until you see pond on the left and old factory on the right.
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Moonlight Hike: 5:30pm
Don’t forget to bring a torch light.


Sunday December 14th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Haggatts Old Sugar Factory, St. Andrew
Directions: A few hundred yards south of Belleplaine – Park in the old factory yard (not the Soil Conservation Station).
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday December 21st, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Andrews Sugar Factory, St. Joseph
Directions: Highway 3, about halfway to Bathsheba
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm


Sunday December 28th, 2014 Morning and Afternoon Hikes

Start: Codrington College, St. John
Directions: Meet at College car park
Morning Hike: 6:00am
Afternoon Hike: 3:30pm

The hikes are free and open to all but donations are welcome.

For More information contact:
Phone: (246) 436-9033 or 426-2421
Fax: (246) 429-9055
E-mail: [email protected]
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