Great British Dog Walk postponed due to Covid-19 coronavirus
We are very saddened to have to announce that we’ve made the decision to postpone all Great British Dog Walk events due to the latest advice from the government regarding the risk of the Covid-19 coronavirus, which is to stop all non-essential social contact.
We had very much hoped to run the event as normal, as we love holding The Great British Dog Walk and they are an important way of raising funds and awareness to help us train more life-changing hearing dogs. This wasn’t a decision we took lightly and sadly we will suffer losses as a result of having to postpone, but the health and safety of our kind supporters, walkers, staff and volunteers is paramount. We do hope you understand.
Anyone who has already bought a ticket for the walk will be contacted directly with further information.
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.
Haigh Woodland Park: the important details
When: Saturday 4 April 2020
Where: Haigh Woodland Park, Haigh, Wigan WN2 1PE
Walk start time: 11am
Cost: Adults: £10 online, £12 on the day, Children (under 16): free
Distance: 4.5km (family route) or approx. 8km (more challenging)
Minimum Sponsorship: No minimum sponsorship but if you raise more than £50 you'll receive an exclusive Great British Dog Walk certificate
Terrain: The shorter route is on paths with some uneven areas prone to puddles - this route is buggy-friendly but will be wet/dirty in inclement weather. The longer route takes in a variety of surroundings including woodland, canal paths & open land and is not advisable for buggies. Please contact us with any mobility queries.
Parking: Parking is available on-site at a cost of £3 all day
More: Explore the beautiful surroundings of Haigh Woodland Park with a great group of people and dogs. There will be a Hearing Dog demo and fun dog show before the walk starts, plus some fabulous stalls to peruse so get your tickets and we shall see you there!
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!
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!
*Any extra money raised will help train more hearing dogs.
A great day out for all the family!
Online ticket sales for this event are now closed. But don't worry - tickets will be available to purchase on the day at the venue.
Ticket prices on the day
- Adults: £12 per ticket
- Children (under 16 years): Free
- Dogs: Free
You will receive a Great British Dog Walk doggie bandana for each adult ticket purchased.
"It’s lovely to see so many local people with their dogs supporting such a wonderful charity. Hearing Dogs help deaf people leave loneliness behind, and the Great British Dog Walk is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the work they do as well as getting your dog sponsored to help raise vital funds." - Rachel Riley, TV presenter
The event organiser!
For more information about this walk please contact the event organiser using the details below.
Gaynor Cavanagh, Community Fundraising Manager for North West England, North Wales and Northern Ireland