Sat, Mar 19|
Black Girls Hike X MHC - London
Join Black Girls Hike X MHC for a beginners hike and lunch on Hampstead Heath, London
Time & Location
Mar 19, 2022, 11:45 AM
London, London, UK
Black Girls Hike X MHC
Saturday 19th March 2022, 11:45am - 4pm, Hampstead Heath, London, UK
Merrell Hiking Club is an inclusive and celebratory digital space where we share hikes and stories from Trailblazers we love. This is our first in-person event series and we are kicking things off with our UK Trailblazers BGH!
As Rhiane Fatinikun said in our interview: “I founded BGH to challenge the lack of inclusion and representation of Black women in the outdoors. It's about creating a safe space for our community to reconnect with nature and explore.”
And we couldn’t agree more! The outdoors are for everyone and our mission is to work with partners like BGH to be the change we want to see in the world.
Black Girls Hike UK, are an organisation reclaiming the outdoors for black women and creating inclusive adventures. They are a non-profit and all proceeds of this event will go directly to them and the work they do.
So, why Hampstead Heath?
Did you know that London is a ‘National Park City’ because of just how many trees there are? That the view of London from Parliament Hill is protected by law?
You don’t need to go far to get out into nature - so join us as we explore London’s ancient and iconic Hampstead Heath.
Build your confidence as a beginner this Women’s History Month with the expert help of Kelly Smith, our BGH guide for the day, followed by a lunch at Kenwood House.
11:45am - Meet at Hampstead Heath Overground Station
12:00pm - Leave the station at 12:00 sharp for the hike through Hampstead Heath, led by Kelly Smith
12-2pm - 2-hour hike through Hampstead Heath
2pm - Break for a workshop & complimentary lunch at Kenwood House
4pm - Event finished, (but if you’d like to stick around and keep talking please do!)
Terrain is largely flat but be prepared for some inclines and declines along the way. Some paths can also become muddy and/or water-logged - wear suitable footwear!
The ticket price of £5 includes the following, with all proceeds going directly to Black Girls Hike UK, a nonprofit reclaiming the outdoors.
- Guided hike through Hampstead Heath
- A lunch provided by MHC
- Exclusive MHC Kit gift
What do I need to bring?
- Supportive walking boots are essential. No trainers, pumps or sliders.
- Water & snacks (a lunch will be provided, but please bring any extras you may want)
- Extra layers
- Waterproof jacket
- Please ensure any medication is bought with you e.g, asthma pump or Epi pen. If you wish to inform us of any special requirements you may do this prior to the event via email here.
Further details will be announced closer to the event date, so please keep an eye on your emails! If you need further assistance please email here.
By purchasing a ticket for this event you agree to our event health & safety, Covid policies and event waiver all of which can be reviewed at check-out.
By purchasing a ticket and attending this event you agree that any images/film or content captured on the day may be used by Merrell, BGH, related press, or associated brands.
Merrell Hiking Club is an inclusive and celebratory space to explore hikes across Europe curated by our community of female and non-binary Trailblazers. Join us on Faceboo