The Great British Dog Walk
A sponsored dog walk to transform deaf people's lives
Take part in a fun-filled sponsored walk, in a beautiful location, with (or without) your dog and help deaf people to leave loneliness behind.
By taking part and fundraising for Hearing Dogs, you will help train life-changing hearing dogs that will transform deaf people's lives.
A free dog bandana with every adult ticket
Help your dog look amazing! Free dog bandana with every adult ticket.
Beale Park, Lower Basildon, Pangbourne, Reading
Sunday 9 October 2022
Start times from 11am to 1pm
£10 per adult online, includes a free dog bandana! Children and dogs go free
Free dog bandana, walker certificate and
activity pack to take on your walk
Mass start at 10am, with smaller staggered starts throughout the morning.
Raise vital funds
Your ticket covers the event costs. Get sponsored and transform deaf people's lives!
The money you raise will transform deaf people's lives. Become a fundraising superstar and we'll send you a limited edition mug or puppy sponsorship to say thank you!
Beale Park: the important details
When: Sunday 9 October 2022
Where: Beale Park, Lower Basildon, Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 9NW
Walk start time: Walk start times available from 11 am to 1 pm. You will be able to choose your timeslot when booking. Please arrive within your 30-minute timeslot in order to check in and start your walk.
Cost: Adults: £10 online, Children (under 16): free
Distance: 3km (shorter route) or 6km (longer route).
Minimum Sponsorship: No minimum sponsorship but if you raise £50 or more you'll receive an exclusive Great British Dog Walk mug or, if you raise £100 or more you'll receive a free puppy sponsorship!
Terrain: Wooded trails and fields, flat but uneven in places. Mostly flat with one section along the river so may be wet/soft going.
Parking: Parking is free at the Beale Park Car Park or overflow car parking, a short walk to the Great British Dog Walk start.
Other Facilities: Cafe, Zoo/playpark (at additional cost)
More: After a two year wait we can finally welcome our walkers to Beale Park. The walk will take in the wider Park's areas, including a beautiful stroll along the banks of the Thames before heading inland for a relaxing countryside stroll. Discounted Park Tickets can also be purchased separately to explore the Park itself with animals to see and activities for all the family. (However the park itself isn't accessible for dogs, sorry!)
Because of the number of dogs expected, we do ask that dogs are kept on lead for the duration of the walk.
Can’t make a walk but still want to take part?
You can do your own sponsored walk – anywhere you’d like – by signing up for the Virtual Great British Walk. Simply walk your chosen distance with (or without) your dog and raise funds to help deaf people leave loneliness behind.
The Virtual version is free to all participants, and if you raise £10 in sponsorship you will receive a dog bandana.
A great day out for all the family!
When you walk, you help people like Joanna…
“Since having Marshall my life keeps getting better and better. His uniform indicates that I’m deaf and this gives me confidence. Whereas before, I would avoid talking to people, now I’m far less anxious about not understanding them so I no longer hide away in the shadows.”
– Joanna and Marshall
Please take part in the Great British Dog Walk and help more deaf people like Joanna to leave loneliness behind.
"The Great British Dog Walk is a fantastic opportunity to get yourself or your dog sponsored to raise vital funds to help deaf people leave loneliness behind." - Rachel Riley, TV presenter
The event organiser!
For more information about this walk please contact the event organiser using the details below.