The Great British Dog Walk

What to expect

  • Free dog bandana with every adult ticket – to help your four legged friend look even cuter.
  • Weekend walks – there will be something to suit every schedule.
  • Fun for dogs – we’re all about dogs! Depending on which walk you take part in, we have dog agility, shows and games.
  • Meet a hearing dog – find out how deaf people have reconnected with life.
  • If you ask people to sponsor you or your dog, and raise more than £50, we’ll send you a special Great British Dog Walk certificate to mark your achievement!

When you support The Great British Dog Walk you help deaf people leave loneliness behind and reconnect with life.

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Supported by Specsavers audiologists


Carsington Water: the important details

When: Saturday 28 March 2020

Where: Carsington Water, Big Lane, Upper Town, Ashbourne DE6 1ST

Registration: 10am

Walk start time: 11am

Cost: Adults: £10 online, £12 on the day, Children (under 16): free 

Distance: 5km (Family Route) or 13km (Scenic Route)

Minimum Sponsorship: No minimum sponsorship but if you raise more than £50 you'll receive an exclusive Great British Dog Walk certificate

Terrain: The routes are over varied terrain and some areas can be uneven, for this reason we recommend you contact us to discuss any mobility issues. There is an alternative short walk of 3km that can be offered to wheelchair users to undertake at their own pace

Parking: Parking available but will incur a charge by the venue. Please see the venue website for details:

More: This is a Great British Dog Walk with a difference. Longer than other walks you have done before! The long route will take you around the entire border of Carsington Water – all 9 miles of it! The short walk will take you along a section of the reservoir and then through forest and field. There will be a Hearing Dog demo and a fun dog show to enjoy before the walk starts so get your tickets and we shall see you there!     

Please note: due to the length of the long walk there will be a 20 minute rest stop half way around and we also recommend that young dogs less than 12 months of age are not taken on the long route

Because of the number of dogs expected, we do ask that dogs are kept on lead for the duration of the walk.

Get sponsored and help Oscar become a hearing dog!

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We’d really love for you or your dog to be sponsored.

Every penny raised will help Oscar become an amazing hearing dog – and help more deaf people leave loneliness behind.*

If you raise over £50, we will send you a special Great British Dog Walk certificate to say thank you!

If you’d like to get yourself or your dog sponsored you can download a sponsor form here. Alternatively, you can set up a JustGiving fundraising page here.

*Any extra money raised will help train more hearing dogs.

A great day out for all the family!

The event organiser!

For more information about this walk please contact the event organiser using the details below.

Supported by Specsavers audiologists