Bernews: BNT Palm Sunday Walk Scheduled on April 2nd
Registration is now open for the Bermuda National Trust’s popular Palm Sunday Walk, which will be held in Southampton Parish on April 2nd.
A spokesperson said, “It is expected to draw hundreds of residents and visitors to explore parts of the parish not usually open to the public.
“The walk will start from Port Royal School at 1:00pm [latest start 2:00 pm], with parking on the school field. The route is about 6 miles and should take around two-and-a-half hours to complete, but there will be a clearly marked short-cut back to the starting point for those who wish to walk a shorter distance.
“The walk will cross the planned new nature reserve at High Point, where 10 acres was recently acquired by Buy Back Bermuda, a joint initiative of BNT and the Bermuda Audubon Society.
“A map will highlight points of cultural and natural interest along the way. As well as High Point, where there are fabulous views of the south shore and Great Sound, it will take in the Audubon Society’s Seymour’s Pond nature reserve, Wadson’s Farm and parts of the Railway Trail.”
“The Palm Sunday Walk is always a fun community event and we encourage everyone to come and participate and see parts of our island that they might never have seen or can’t usually access,” said Myles Darrell, the Trust’s Head of Natural Heritage, who has planned the route. “As always, we are grateful to the private property owners who have kindly allowed the walk to cross their land.”
The spokesperson 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 6 to 12. Registered participants can pick up their bibs at Waterville, 2 Pomander Road during business hours on Friday 31 March, or on Saturday, 1 April from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All participants will be eligible to win an iPad with the draw taking place at Waterville at 10:00 am on Monday, 3 April, 2022.
“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.”