News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – Registration is now open for the Bermuda National Trust’s popular Palm Sunday Walk, now in its 49th year!

This year the walk will be held in Warwick Parish. As always, it is expected to draw thousands of residents and visitors to walk a route that will take in Bermuda National Trust nature reserves, and National Parks as well as a few locations not usually open to the public.

The walk will start from Lindo’s in Warwick at 1pm (latest start 2pm), with parking in the store carpark and across the road at Warwick Academy School. The route is about 4.2 miles (6.7 km) and should take around two hours to complete.

A map will highlight points of natural and cultural heritage interest along the way, with some fascinating information about each spot. The walk will take in BNT’s Sherwin Nature Reserve at Warwick Pond, Southlands National Park, Astwood Cove, the Windreach property, the Rubber Tree site by Warwick Post Office, various Tribe Roads and parts of the Railway Trail.”

The route was planned by Myles Darrell, the Trust’s Head of Natural Heritage. “The Palm Sunday Walk is always a wonderful event that attracts an enthusiastic crowd from all parts of our community. We encourage everyone to come on out, rain or shine, to get some fresh air, and exercise while seeing and learning a bit about parts of our island that you might never have visited before,” he said.

Walkers are asked to register and donate at runsignup.com to help the Trust cover the cost of organising the event and to support BNT’s year-round work protecting Bermuda’s natural and cultural heritage. The registration fee is $20 for BNT members, $25 for non-members, $10 for children ages 6 to 12. Registered participants can pick up their bibs at Waterville, 2 Pomander Road during business hours on Friday, March 22, or on Saturday, March 23 from 10:00 am – 12pm. All registered participants will be eligible to win an iPad with the draw taking place at Waterville at 10am on Monday, March 25, 2024.

Participants are advised to wear sensible shoes and bring their own water bottles. Water will generously be donated by John Barritt & Son Ltd to refill the bottles, but no single-use plastic water bottles or cups will be available. Hot cross buns and orange quarters will be available for a donation along the route. The route is not suitable for strollers and dogs are not permitted.