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Historic Parish Hikes


Eleven historic parish hikes form a major component of our 60th anniversary celebrations, with one hike scheduled to take place in each parish every month. The first hike got underway on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at the National Botanical Gardens, St. Michael. The final hike is slated for Sunday, November 26 at the Orange Hill Playing Field in the parish of St. James. ALL are invited to register, pay and join us as we enjoy the breathtaking and historic views while we traverse the length and breadth of Barbados.    
Historians will be assigned to each hike to identify and explain the heritage assets in each parish. Each hike is expected to commence at 3:30 p.m. and last approximately 2 to 3 hours. Participants are advised to arrive at the venue of each hike between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to complete the registration/check-in process before the commencement of the hike at 3:30 p.m. and be briefed in advance on any important information relating to the hike.
These hikes are a great way to get outdoors, enjoy the captivating scenery and learn about Barbados. They also present a fantastic opportunity to improve your fitness and enhance your mental health.  So come on out! Invite your friendsfamily and colleagues to join the experience.
Registration fees per hike are BDS$20.00 for adults 18 years and older and BDS$5.00 for children between 5 and 17 years old. Group rates of BDS$15.00 apply to groups with at least 15 persons. Please note that the online registration form closes at 12:00 noon, one or two days before the date of each hike. Sixtieth anniversary T-Shirts are also on sale for the hike at a cost of BDS$25.00 per shirt from The UWI Bookshop. General hikes flyer
Fees may be paid as follows:
  • At The University Bookshop, Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • The UWI Bursary cashier, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Online via credit/debit card payment through The UWI Cave Hill TouchNet Online payment option (for the hike registration fee only)
*No monies will be collected on the days of the hikes.
Hover over the flyer or click here to register for our historic parish hikes, and 
pre-order your 60th Anniversary T-shirts.
Hikers are also advised to take the following precautionary measures:
  • Wear comfortable clothing that is suitable for hiking, such as long
    pants and tops with sleeves;
  • Wear sturdy sneakers or hiking boots;
  • Walk with your hat, sunglasses and sun block;
  • Bring adequate water
 We look forward to seeing you at our hikes!

Find out about our next hike in St. Andrew.