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.

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The Barbados Hiking Association (BHA) typically publishes their hike schedule in early January each year.

The first hike of the year is at Cove Bay on the first Sunday of January.

During the COVID-19 pandemic all group hikes in Barbados were suspended in line with Barbados Government COVID-19 Protocols.

The Barbados Hiking Association morning hikes start at 6am. Their regular evening hikes start at 3.30pm .  Their moonlight hikes start at 5.30pm.  All hikes last for about 3 hours.

The morning hikes are divided into 4 groups so that everyone can find a level that suits their requirements.

The “Stop ‘n Stare” will cover about 10 Km, depending on the terrain. This is geared to those who want a slower pace, have time to take pictures and chat with fellow hikers. It is led by someone who is knowledgeable in the history of the island who will try to answer any questions you may have.

There are 2 medium hikes.

The “Medium” is for those who wish to walk at a faster pace than the Stop ‘n Stare. This group will cover about 10Km to 15Km. They walk quickly and do not stop often.

The “Brisk Medium” is more of a exercise hike and is geared to those who are accustomed to exercising for 3 or more hours in tropical conditions. This group will cover 15  to 20 Km, and will only stop a few times and then for a short while.

The “Grin ‘n Bear” will do 20Km or more.  This is for those who are able to run up and down hills, and know the terrain as you will be on your own at times.

NOTE: The Brisk Medium and Grin ‘n Bear groups are not suitable for the occasional walker or those who are unaccustomed to the heat.

In the evening there is just one hike which is a bit faster than the Stop ‘n Stare. You should bring a torch and be prepared to move through gullies in the dark.

Whichever group you choose you should start with a minimum of 1 litre of water. Most of the trails are off the beaten track and you may not be able to get re-hydrated.  Bring a snack as well.For the most up-to-date information please check the Barbados Hiking Association facebook page.  A copy of the latest Barbados Hiking Association – Hike Schedule schedule can be download from the Barbados Hiking Association facebook page “Files” folder.

The Barbados Hiking Association publish their hiking shcedule on their Facebook page. This schedule can change. For the most up-to-date information please check the Barbados Hiking Association facebook page or email: hikebarbados@gmail.com for changes.

Details of the Barbados Hiking Association hikes can be generally be found on their Facebook Announcement page.

BHA Schedule 2024
BHA Schedule for Q1 and Q2 2024 taken from their Facebook page.
BHA Schedule 2024
BHA Schedule for Q3 and Q4 2024 taken from their Facebook page.

The Barbados Hiking Association hikes are organised and led by: The Barbados National Trust and the Barbados Hiking Association.

You participate in these hikes at your own risk.

The The Barbados Hiking Association hiking schedule is provided by BajanThings purely for information.  BajanThings is in no way affiliated with or endorses The Barbados National Trust or the Barbados Hiking Association.

PLEASE NOTE: The Barbados Hiking Association have a Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Disclaimer which for clarity BajanThings have reproduced under the hiking schedule.  Please familiarise yourself with this Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Disclaimer.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY the Barbados Hiking Association  Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Disclaimer.  For clarity where the  Barbados Hiking Association refers to “our”  or “us”- we have added [Barbados Hiking Association].

“Your attendance and participation in [Barbados Hiking Association] hikes and related activities, signifies that you have read, understand and accept the terms outlined below. You are responsible for familiarising yourself with the Barbados Hiking Association’s hike grading system and it is your sole responsibility to ensure that you only embark upon hikes or other events suited to your fitness level.

If you join [Barbados Hiking Association] for a hike or any other event, please understand that although we make every effort to offer as safe a hiking experience as possible, you are responsible for your own preparedness, safety and well-being and agree that you will hold no one liable in the event of death, injury, loss, other mishap or damage of any kind however caused.

The Barbados Hiking Association, the Barbados National Trust, their respective agents, officials, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, contractors, servants, representatives or any other person related to, or affiliated with the forgoing (“The Organisers”) are not responsible, and accept no liability in the event of any death, injury, loss, other mishap or damage of any kind however caused (Event Incident) suffered by any person (including children who shall, at all times, be under the sole care and supervision of their accompanying parent or guardian) while participating in any hike, hike related activity or other planned event, and all hike participants agree to fully indemnify the Organisers against any and all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, damages, penalties, liabilities and expenses, including legal expenses, (present and future) associated with such Event Incident however caused even if by the negligence of the Organisers.

The Organisers DO NOT provide liability insurance for the protection of persons who may participate in any of the hike or hike related events held. This waiver of liability extends and applies to, and covers and includes, all loss, damage or injury to vehicles left at designated parking areas and any and all personal property of any and all participants.”

Source:  https://web.archive.org/web/20180825064420/http://barbadoshikingassociation.com/news/disclaimer/

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