On Saturday, 17 September 2022, join #TeamKings as we chart a lush 18-mile course through some of southeast London’s prettiest parks and wildest woods. Open to all ages, you could even just join us for the home stretch – the fun-filled Little Hospital Hike is only 3 miles long and ideal for children.

Registration: £15 (£5 for NHS staff) with a sponsorship minimum of £150.

There are three routes to choose from: 

The Great Hospital Hike: a scenic 18-mile trail
Walk at your own pace through parks and forests and discover the hidden gems tucked away in our urban landscape. Highlights include the Sunken Gardens at the Horniman Museum, the tranquil ponds in Sydenham Wells Park, and the ancient oaks in Stumpshill Wood.

The Little Hospital Hike: a 3-mile family-friendly route
Join the walkers at the 14-mile mark in Hayes and follow the scenic off-road footpaths and forest trails through Mazzards Wood, Padmall Wood and Farnborough countryside to the finish line near the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley

The Virtual Hospital Hike: choose your own route
It does not matter where you are in the world, you can take part in the Great Hospital Hike virtually and walk any 18-mile or 3-mile route of your choice.

Whichever hike you choose, every step you take will be a step with friends, a step into your local community, and a step forward for our hospitals. So, put on your walking shoes #TeamKings and let’s go the extra mile!

Each hiker will receive:

  • A Great Hospital Hike 2022 t-shirt and walker’s bib 
  • A fundraising pack full of tips, ideas and resources
  • Ongoing support and advice from our dedicated Events Team
  • An amazing support team and cheer squads on the day
  • Refreshments and entertainment en route
  • A finisher’s medal as a unique memento of your incredible achievement

Join the event crew

There are different ways to be a part of this amazing event – if the hike is not for you, why not sign up to volunteer on the day? From marshalling the route to registering participants, every member of the crew plays a vital role in supporting our hikers – we could not do it without you! Come and soak in all the excitement and buzz of the day and help us make the magic happen! Find out about volunteering opportunities here.


“Fantastic event, so well organised. It was a really lovely walking route through London off the main roads and exploring many interesting parks and parts of London and Kent. Don’t think about it, just DO IT!”

 - 2021 Great Hospital Hike participant -