In light of the UK Government’s latest advice regarding COVID-19, the inaugural Great Hospital Hike will be postponed until September 2020. The health and safety of our patients, staff and supporters is paramount, and along with the rest of the UK and the world, our priority is to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our community.  


Our team will be reaching out to all participants in the coming days. We’ll also be working hard to arrange a new date for the event, and will update you as soon as we possibly can. In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow the NHS Coronavirus Guidelines to protect themselves, and each other.   


Thank you for your support and understanding during this extraordinary time. We’re all in this together.

The inaugural Great Hospital Hike is a landmark opportunity for patients, staff, family and friends to band together and walk the leafy trail connecting two of our hospitals - King's College Hospital in Camberwell and the Princess Royal in Bromley. 

Everyone has a personal connection to their local hospital. For some of us, it’s where we work. For others, it’s where a life was saved, changed, or lost. The Great Hospital Hike is for everyone who wants to show their support for King's College Hospital NHS Trust, celebrate our incredible NHS staff, and help us improve patient care now and in the future.

There are two distances to choose from -

  • Great Hospital Hike – a spectacular 17 mile trail following the iconic Green Chain Walk, which showcases some of South East London’s prettiest parks and open spaces including the Horniman Museum Gardens, Dulwich Woods, Sydenham Wells Park, Beckenham Palace Mansion, and Stumphill Wood.  
  • Little Hospital Hike – a shorter, 3 mile, family friendly route combining off-road footpaths and forest trails.

Whichever distance you choose, every step you take will help support projects that push boundaries, transform clinical services, advance research, and improve the hospital environment for all. You can also look forward to receiving loads of cheerful encouragement from supporters along the way, and the warmest of welcomes when you cross the finish line at the Princess Royal. 


And whether you're walking as an individual or as a team, rest assured you'll be walking with friends. (Did we mention that dogs are welcome too?!)

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