This year’s Bermuda National Trust Palm Sunday Walk will explore Hamilton Parish this Sunday, March 25, 2018.
The walk will start from The Wilkinson Memorial Park (beside Duck’s Puddle) on Coney Island Road at 2pm, no later than 3pm. The route is about five miles and should take two to 2.5 hours to complete.
A National Trust spokesman said the Trust is “extremely grateful for the tremendous support” of their sponsor this year, Sompo International.
A spokesperson for the sponsor said: “A supporter of the Bermuda National Trust and their role in preserving the island’s open spaces and rich heritage, Sompo International is proud to sponsor their 2018 Palm Sunday Walk.
“Sompo International supports numerous local services, projects and events that benefit the broader Bermuda community and looks forward to the annual spring walk as a way to promote both environmental awareness and physical and mental health.”
The Walk also marks the culmination of “March Through March”. Participants who have completed 25,000 steps in March are eligible for a complimentary membership of the Trust. People who wish to join in can still enter online on Racedayworld.com.
The Trust spokesman added: “As always, the route will take participants to places that public does not normally get to explore and a map will highlight some points of cultural and natural interest along the way.
“While providing breathtaking views throughout, this year’s walk will visit spectacular sites of national significance, historic neighbourhoods, a secluded nature reserve and pass several historic houses and buildings.
“Participants are advised to wear sensible shoes and to note that the route is not suitable for strollers or dogs. Please expect hills. Road users in Hamilton Parish on March 25 are asked to exercise care, as walkers will be on the road for most of the afternoon.”
He also thanked John Barritt & Son Limited for “kindly donating the refreshments again this year”. Participants are also encouraged to bring a drink container.
And the Trust extended an open invitation for both residents and visitors alike to “come and participate in this great community event”.
“All are welcome and there is no charge for participation, although donations would be greatly appreciated,” he said.
“There will also be merchandise for sale, and this is an excellent opportunity to join the Trust.”
For more information, visit bnt.bm or follow the Bermuda National Trust on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.