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The Great British Dog Walk 2024

Join our sponsored* dog walk and transform lives with every step

By taking part in The Great British Dog Walk 2024 and getting sponsored*, you’ll be one of hundreds raising funds to create amazing hearing dog partnerships. We can do this, together!

Fun for all ages and fitness levels, you can take part with or without a dog at 13 beautiful walk locations.

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Supported by Specsavers audiologists


Get a free Hearing Dogs dog bandana with every adult ticket

With every adult ticket purchased, you’ll receive a free dog bandana for your canine companion to wear with pride!

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Where

At 13 walk locations, including stately homes and country parks, across the UK

When

Between March and
early July 2024

Great British goodies

Receive a free Hearing Dogs dog bandana, a fun activity pack to take on your walk and a downloadable certificate.

Entry Fee

£12 per adult online in advance, £15 per adult on the day. Children (under 16) and dogs go free!

Walk your way

Take part in a big group with other walkers and dogs or with your friends and family.

Get sponsored* to change lives

The money you raise through your Great British Dog Walk will help create more amazing hearing dog partnerships.

* If you don't feel you can raise sponsorship, then please consider making a donation when signing up or on the day.

Have you got questions about The Great British Dog Walk 2024? Read our answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

When you walk, you change the lives of deaf adults and children, like 12-year-old Aston…

a young boy with a hearing aid, kneeling on grass looking at dog with light coloured fur. Their noses are touching

Come nighttime, Aston was scared of being alone, and becoming more and more tired as time went on. When he finally did settle, on many occasions he would wake in the night crying, unable to hear anything around him.

“When Leighton arrived, for Aston, it was love at first sight. His face spoke a million words.

“At nighttime, having Leighton, and knowing he’s trained for emergencies, gives Aston that feeling of security. Having Leighton has given Aston extra confidence around his hearing loss. When his friends come round to build Lego together, Leighton is always by Aston’s side.”

- Kelly, whose son Aston is partnered with hearing dog Leighton

Fun for all ages and fitness levels!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is The Great British Dog Walk?

    The Great British Dog Walk is a series of sponsored walks to raise funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, taking place at stately homes and country parks across the UK. You can walk as part of a large group of other walkers and dogs or walk with just your friends and family.

  • About the event

    In addition to the walk, there will be some additional activities that vary from venue to venue. The additional activities can include, but are not limited to, tombolas, raffles, have-a-go dog agility, cake sales and fun dog competitions. You’ll receive more information about what is happening at your walk venue via email a week or so before the event.

  • When should I arrive?

    Registration opening times will be displayed on your ticket. Make sure you leave enough time to park up and get ready before your walk begins – especially if you are joining the group walk as these will depart at a set time during the morning.

  • Can I sign up on the day?

    Yes! You can register when you arrive at your chosen event. The registration fee for adults on the day is £15 (children under 16 and dogs go free). For registration opening times, please check the 'Important Details' for your chosen venue.

  • What should I bring?

    Please bring a water bottle for yourself and your dog if they’re joining you. Filled dog water bowls will be available around the registration area.

  • What should I wear?

    Please make sure you wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions. Ensure you bring warm weather gear, layers and waterproofs even if it looks dry, just in case.

  • When do I get my dog bandana?

    You can pick up your dog bandana(s) when you sign in at the registration tent on the day of the event.

  • What if I change my mind about the walk length I’ve chosen?

    No problem, just let us know which walk length you’re wanting to do when you sign in at the registration tent on the day.

  • What facilities will there be?

    In the registration area, there will be a registration and fundraising games tent and toilets. Nearby cafes will be signposted to.

  • Is there an age limit?

    Anyone taking part under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    Yes, absolutely! Due to the number of people and dogs expected, we ask that dogs are always kept on a lead. Dog owners are responsible for their own dog at all times and are responsible for cleaning up after their dog.

  • Where can I park?

    Parking is usually in the main car park at the venue. If this won’t be the case for your chosen venue, then you’ll receive parking instructions via email once you have booked your tickets.

  • Is the route signposted?

    You’ll receive a downloadable map of your chosen walk ahead of the event via email. The walking routes are also signposted and the group walks are led by marshals.

  • How do I fundraise?

    To fundraise online, set up your JustGiving page and share with your friends, family and colleagues. Donations on JustGiving are automatically received by Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

    Or, you can download a paper sponsorship form and either bring your monies on the day of your event, or post a cheque along with the sponsor forms to:

    Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The Grange, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, HP27 9NS

    Please make cheques payable to ‘Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’.

    If you don’t feel you can raise sponsorship, then please consider making a donation when signing up or on the day.