On Saturday, 17 September 2022, join #TeamKings and experience the incredible atmosphere, camaraderie and sense of community as we walk from King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.

Following the huge success of our inaugural event in 2021, the Great Hospital Hike is back – and it’s bigger and better than before!


The Great Hospital Hike is not only a fun sponsored walk, it’s a rewarding way to come together to raise money for our hospitals. From the moment you sign up, we will be on hand to help you get the best out of your fundraising. Our team can help with ideas and advice, as well as provide materials to help promote your fundraising activities. Every penny you raise will make a world of difference to improving patient care and we will be with you every step of the way!


Last year, our amazing participants told us that the Great Hospital Hike was a day they would never forget. Walking in a sea of yellow t-shirts, united in a common purpose, they raised an incredible £150,000 for our hospitals. Let’s go the extra mile and do it all again in 2022!


“What an incredible day this was! The atmosphere was electric.”

- 2021 Great Hospital Hike participant -

Saturday, 17 September 2022

Join us on a day to remember as we walk the leafy route from King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.


Open to all ages, the Great Hospital Hike charts a lush 18-mile course through some of southeast London’s prettiest parks and wildest woods. 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 and four-legged friends!


Feel the exhilaration and energy as you walk beside staff who work so hard to deliver the best care possible, patients who have received lifesaving treatment, and grateful family members who want to say thank you for the care their loved ones received.

It costs just £15 to register (£5 for NHS staff) and your sponsorship (minimum £150) will help fund projects that transform clinical services, advance research and improve the hospital environment for all. We will be beside you every step of the way: supporting your fundraising efforts, keeping you motivated in the run up to the event, cheering for you along the route and celebrating your triumph as you cross the finish line.


The Great Hospital Hike is not just a sponsored walk, it is a fantastic day out that brings our community together. Whether you walk as an individual or as part of a team, rest assured you will be walking with friends. 


Will you join #TeamKings on 17 September 2022 and go the extra mile?

Event details

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!


“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 -

You will receive:

  • A Great Hospital Hike 2022 t-shirt, walker’s bib and water bottle
  • 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.