Barbados train line trail project - 2022 update

The Barbados Trailways Project Part 3 – tree planting

The Barbados Trailway Project The Barbados Trailway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Barbados Railway. The Barbados Trailway Project The mission of the Barbados Trailway is: Converting the old Barbados Railway reserve into an accessible pathway for pedestrians, runners and cyclists. The Barbados Railway was a …

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Princes Albert and George of Wales visit Barbados aboard HMS Bacchante 1879

Prince Albert and Prince George visit Barbados while Midshipmen aboard HMS Bacchante in 1879

Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales visited Barbados in December 1879 while midshipmen aboard HMS HMS Bacchante. While aboard HMS Bacchante as Midshipmen Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales kept private journals and note books. These were published in full in two volumes in 1886 by Macmillan and Co. London. “The …

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Barbados Hiking Association 2019 Hill Challenge

Hiking in Barbados | Run246 | The Barbados Hiking Association (BHA)

Run246 produce a regular listing of road running, trail running, triathlon, obstacle course racing and hiking events that take place across Barbados. You can also follow Run246 on: Facebook and on Instagram Run246 have a disclaimer which we have produced below: Event information is provided [by Run246] in good faith, but not guaranteed. Barbados does …

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Barbados Trailway Demo Stretch

The Barbados Trailways Project Part 2 – the beginning of the refurbishment

The Barbados Trailway will convert a portion of the disused trainline (which operated from 1881 to 1937) into a 16km paved multi-use trail from Valley Plantation to Consett Bay. It is a fiscally and socially responsible heritage tourism development project that can help to diversify and enhance our tourism product while also providing recreational spaces …

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Removal of Lord Nelson's Statue Bridgetown Barbados 2020

Barbados transitions to a Republic – the Republic of Barbados

On 30th November 2021, fifty-five years after independence from Britain, Barbados will transition from a Constitutional Monarchy to being a Parliamentary Republic – the Republic of Barbados. The Queen’s representative Governor-General Dame Sandra Mason, GCMG, DA, QC will become the first President of Barbados. Her role will be mostly ceremonial, much like her current role …

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Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk

St. Bees to Robin Hood Bay – In the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright

It’s time for another coast to coast walk. In November 2019 the world heard about a virus in China that was causing great concern to some doctors who spoke out. At first little was known as the Chinese Authorities were giving the impression that they had it under control and it was nothing to worry …

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