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.
Ickworth Park, Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk,
Saturday 24 September 2022
Start times from 10am to 12pm
£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!
Image courtesy of National Trust Images, Jim Woolf
Ickworth Park: the important details
When: Saturday 24 September 2022
Where: Ickworth Park, Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5QE
Walk start time: Walk start times available from 10 am to 12 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 (approx) shorter route on paths through woodland. Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Or 8km (approx) longer and more challenging route with a steep hill. Mostly on paths, but with a narrow bridge and one set of steps to negotiate make this route unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
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: The routes are mainly on even paths. The short route is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The long route is not. See above for more information about the long route.
Parking: Parking is available and free for all Great British Dog Walkers.
Other Facilities: Toilets, Cafes, gift and plant shops.
More: A great opportunity to explore the beautiful parkland of Ickworth House with your two-legged and four-legged frends. There will be have-a-go dog agility and other fun games to enjoy before and after the walk, so get your tickets and we look forward to seeing you there!
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.
Rachel Clarke, Community Fundraising Manager for Central East