Royal Gazette: Registration open for BNT’s Palm Sunday Walk

Royal Gazette: Registration open for BNT’s Palm Sunday Walk

Registration is open for the Bermuda National Trust’s Palm Sunday Walk, which will be held in Southampton.

It is expected to draw hundreds of residents and visitors to explore parts of the parish not usually open to the public.

A BNT spokesman said: “The walk will start from Port Royal School at 1pm, latest start 2pm, with parking on the school field.

“The route is about six miles and should take around two-and-a-half hours to complete, but there will be a clearly marked shortcut 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 ten acres was recently acquired by Buy Back Bermuda, a joint initiative of the BNT and the Bermuda Audubon Society.

As well as High Point, the walk 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.”

Walkers are asked to register and donate at to help the trust to cover the cost of organising the event and to support its year-round work protecting Bermuda’s natural and cultural heritage.

The registration fee for the walk on April 2 is $20 for BNT members, $25 for non-members and $10 for children aged 6 to 12.

Registered participants can pick up their bibs at Waterville, 2 Pomander Road, during business hours on Friday, March 31, or on Saturday, April 1, from 10am to noon. All participants will be eligible to win an iPad, and the draw will take place at Waterville at 10am on April 3.

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March 15, 2023 News