On 18 September 2021, walk with us and raise vital funds for our hospitals as we discover the breathtaking scenery, iconic landmarks, heritage sites and hidden gems in the heart of our local communities.

18 September 2021

Join us on a hike to remember as we walk the leafy 17 mile route from King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.


After the most challenging of years, the Great Hospital Hike is a fun and safe way to come together and fundraise for our hospitals.

The inaugural hike charts a 17-mile course following the famous Green Chain Walk through southeast London’s prettiest parks and wildest woods. Or, you could join us for the home stretch – the Little Hospital Hike is only 3 miles long and ideal for children and four-legged friends!


Walk alongside clinicians like Rose, who is helping to improve the lives of patients at the PRUH, patients like Ronni, who received treatment for breast cancer, and grateful loved ones like Daniel, who wants to say thank you to the team that saved his newborn daughter's life. 

Open to all ages, the Great Hospital Hike is a sponsored walk uniting staff, patients, family, friends and neighbours across our communities. Whether you walk as an individual or as part of a team, rest assured you will be walking with friends. 


Your sponsorship (minimum £150) will help fund projects that transform clinical services, advance research and improve the hospital environment for all. 


Our NHS staff have done so much for us all this year, will you join us now to recognise their efforts and go the extra mile for them? 

Event details

There are three great routes to choose from. 


  • The Great Hospital Hike: a spectacular 17-mile trail
    Ramble at your own pace through parks, forests and open countryside. Highlights include fantastic sights like the Sunken Gardens in the Horniman Museum, the tranquil ponds at Sydenham Wells Park, the Victorian dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park, the beautiful Georgian Beckenham Palace Mansion, and the ancient oaks in Stumpshill Wood.
  • The Little Hospital Hike: a 3-mile family friendly route
    Join the course in Hayes and follow scenic off-road footpaths and forest trails through Mazzards Wood, Padmall Wood and Farnborough countryside to the finish line at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.
  • Virtual option
    You can also take part in the Great Hospital Hike virtually by walking a 17 mile or 3 mile route of your choice, at your pace, wherever you are. Simply select the virtual option when you sign up. 


Whichever hike you choose, every step you take will be a step with friends, a step into your local community, and a step forward.

Registration for the Great Hospital Hike 2021 has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has registered. We cannot wait to see you on the day! 


Are you keen to help out as an Event Volunteer on the day of the hike? Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, and contribute to our work! Find out about volunteering opportunities here