Off-track Barbados

Places in Barbados that are a little off the beaten track that we think might be of interest to Bajans and to tourist.

Barbados Hiking Association 2019 Hill Challenge

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

Group Hiking in Barbados recommenced after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in: July 2022. BHA 2024 Q1 to Q4 walking schedule updated 16th Dec 2023 from: Barbados Hiking Association Facebook page. Run246 produce a regular listing of road running, trail running, triathlon, obstacle course racing and hiking events that take place across Barbados. You can […]

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Renner Yearwood Memorial Hill Challenge 2023

Renner Yearwood Memorial Hill Challenge 2023

The 2023 Hill Challenge will be called the Renner Yearwood Memorial Hill Challenge. Renner entered the Hill Challenge in 2013 (3rd), 2014 (1st), 2015 (1st), and 2016 (5th). Sadly he died in 2022. The 2023 Hill Challenge will take place on Monday 1st May 2023. Start time is 6am sharp. Entries are open and the

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Andromeda House location of a covert submarine tracking facility in Barbados

Andromeda Gardens – the location of a covert US Navy cold-war submarine tracking station in Barbados from 1954 to 1985/87

The US Navy NAVFAC Barbados at Harrison’s Point, St. Lucy was operational from 1957 to 1979. Did you know there was another, hush – hush and “covert” NAVFAC cold-war submarine tracking facility located in Barbados from 1954 to 1985/87. It was located within the workshop of Dr. Harry Bayley’s bay-house at Andromeda in St. Joseph.

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Beautiful Barbados - fly tipping

Beautiful Barbados

Beautiful Barbados is being spoilt by ecologically uncaring, illegal and unscrupulous fly tippers dumping waste off-the beaten track. Here are some pictures of our beautiful island that only those of us who enjoy hiking and walking in the gullies and trails will ever see. Every parish has similar dumping hot-spots – there are way too many to include

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Firing of HARP - 17th June 1963

Observation Mission – Firing HARP:
Monday 17th June 1963

The McGill University High Altitude Research Project (HARP) space gun project commenced in Barbados in 1962 under the direction of Canadian ballistics scientist Dr. Gerald Bull in his quest to economically launch a satellite into space using a huge artillery piece. The project was abruptly abandoned in 1967.  It’s unlikely we will ever know the

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Monday 17th June 1963
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Celestine's Bajan Food Restaurant

Celestine’s Bajan Food Restaurant

Celestine’s Bajan food Restaurant closed on Friday 29th December 2023. Celestine’s Bajan food restaurant is run by Celestine Giles and Esta Butcher on the road leading to Harrison’s Cave. It serving delicious home-cooked Bajan food.  It is frequented by locals either as a quick lunch stop while at work or after a hike in the

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