Barts Hike for Health - Barts Charity
Hike for Health walkers along the river thames

Barts Hike for Health

  • Where: London
  • Fundraising Total: £75-£125

Take on our new East London urban hike and help raise vital funds to transform treatment for patients in our community.  

You can now register your interest for our 2024 Hike for Health event.

Register Your Interest

Come together with friends, family or colleagues and you’ll be part of the historic 900th anniversary celebrations of St Bartholomew’s Hospital.  

By taking on Hike for Health, you’ll be supporting life-changing improvements to healthcare for patients in East London.   

Your registration and fundraising

We ask everyone taking part to pay a registration fee and pledge to raise as much as they can: 

  • 5km – £5 registration fee and a suggested target of £75 
  • 10km – £10 registration fee and a suggested target of £125 
  • 15km – £15 registration fee and a suggested target of £150 

*Under 16’s register and take part for free if accompanied with a parent or guardian*

Bring the whole family for a fun day out. 

Are you ready to Hike for Health? 

We’d love to have you on #TeamBartsCharity!

Join #TeamBartsCharity

Sign up today and join us for the 2024 Hike for Health!

Sign Up Here

The route – a charity walk exploring East London

All routes will encompass the historic and newer sites of the City of London before looping back along the Thames Path, past St. Paul’s Cathedral to St Bartholomew’s Square.  The further walking routes take in Limehouse Basin and Canary Wharf. 

What support will I get?

We appreciate every single one of our fundraisers – you make it possible for us to fund vital healthcare and research. As a valued member of #TeamBartsCharity you will get:

  • Tips and tricks to help you raise as much as you can
  • A free Barts Charity  Hike for Health t-shirt to wear on your hike
  • A finishers medal at the end
  • The opportunity to share your story on our social media channels


Sunday 1st October

The hike starts and finishes in The Square, St Bartholomew’s Hospital – EC1A 7BE.

We will have a staggered start from 9.30am with the aim of everyone being on their way by 9.45am.  These timings may be subject to change, but we will communicate any changes to you.

  • The nearest tube stations are:
  • Pauls (Central Line)
  • Farringdon (Elizabeth Line, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Thameslink)
  • Barbican (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City)

Where possible, we encourage everyone to arrive by public transport.  However, there is Smithfield Car Park nearby, but this will incur a cost to park:

We welcome your furry friends on the hike, but please bear in mind that there are potentially lots of people at the start and finish line.

Our 5km route is accessible to those in wheelchairs, or who use walking aids and families with pushchairs. Our 10km is also accessible, but there are cobbled streets and the paths alongside these are narrow at times, so please bear this in mind.

Refreshments will be available at the starting point, but we’d encourage everyone to bring water with them.

Clothing: We’ll be sending you a Barts Hike for Health t-shirt and we’d love for you to wear this.

We live in the UK, so keep an eye on the weather reports and be prepared for unusually warm weather or rain! We recommend layers and loose-fitting clothes, or sports attire.

Footwear: It’s important you are comfortable.  Some of the route includes cobbled streets and some parts of the longer distances may be slightly uneven.  Please wear comfortable, worn in running trainers, walking boots or shoes.

We will have three aid stations on the route, and these will be marked on the map you receive on the day.

We will be taking photographs and video footage on the day and by taking part you’re confirming that you are happy for Barts Charity to use these to help promote and publicise future events.  Of course, if you’d prefer us not to use photos just drop us an email.

We ask all adults taking part to try and raise as much as they can, and the suggested targets are listed on our website.  But please do get in touch if you have any exciting fundraising ideas or need some advice – we’re always happy to help.

We recommend using JustGiving to collect any sponsorship funds.

We welcome everyone on the walk.

Anyone under 16 years old will need to be accompanied by an adult.

You will be sent a guide in the week leading up to the event.

If you need to finish walk earlier then all we ask is that you give us a call on the number included in your pack, so we know that you are safe and accounted for.

Get in touch

If you have a question about Hike for Health, please contact our Fundraising team.

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