The Great British Dog Walk
Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, Sunday 26 September 2021
Take part in a fun-filled sponsored walk that transforms the lives of deaf people. It is a great way to safely explore a stunning location with your friends and family (with or without a dog!) and help deaf people to leave loneliness behind.
If you can't make this walk we also have a virtual walk option – which you can do anywhere you like.
Pollok Country Park,
Sunday 26 September
Start times from 10am to 1.30pm
£10 per adult, includes a
free dog bandana!
Free dog bandana, walker certificate and
activity pack to take on your walk
Online tickets only
Get walking quickly
when you arrive
To keep you safe, with no limit
on the size of your group
Get sponsored and let us say thank you!
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Pollok Country Park: the important details
When: Sunday 26 September 2021
Where: Pollok Country Park, Pollok Avenue (off Pollokshaws Road), Glasgow
Walk start time: Walk start times available from 10 am to 1.30 pm. You will be able to choose your timeslot when booking.*
Cost: Adults: £10 online, Children (under 16): free
Distance: 3-4km along well constructed paths but there is one cobbled section and some inclines so those with buggies or wheelchairs need to be aware OR c.7km along well constructed paths but there is one cobbled section and some inclines so those with buggies or wheelchairs need to be aware.
Minimum Sponsorship: No minimum sponsorship but if you raise £25 or more you'll receive a Hearing Dog wristband. Raise £50 or more and you'll receive an exclusive Great British Dog Walk mug or, if you raise £100 or more you'll receive free puppy sponsorship!
Terrain: All paths are well constructed and even but there is one cobbled section and some inclines so those with buggies or wheelchairs need to be aware.
Parking: Please note that although cars are not usually allowed into Pollok Country Park on weekends, we have secured parking for participants in the Great British Dog Walk on Sunday 26th September. Cars will be allowed access to the Burrell Collection car park, on production of a Great British Dog Walk ticket and access is via the Pollokshaws Road entrance only.
Please car share where possible.
Alternatively, you can arrive by train. Pollokshaws West station is approx 0.8 mile walk from the walk registration and start point. Information on train times and travelling with dogs can be obtained from National Rail and ScotRail.
More: This is a great opportunity to explore Glasgow's largest park, Pollok Country Park. The walk passes the stunning Pollok House with its beautifully manicured formal gardens and passes through the extensive woodlands which are home to Highland Cattle. There will be fun activities to do along the routes with our exclusive walker pack and games to enjoy before and after the walk, so get your tickets and we look forward to seeing you there!
Other Facilities: Toilets at registration point. Café, toilets and gift shop at Pollok House which is cared for by National Trust Scotland.
Because of the number of dogs expected, we do ask that dogs are kept on lead for the duration of the walk.
*To keep everyone safe and socially distanced we are taking advance bookings online only. We will not be taking bookings on the day.
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.
A great day out for all the family!
When you walk, you help people like Jocelyne…
“My hearing dog Kennedy does so much more than alert me to sounds. He gives me great confidence and independence, not only at home but also out and about, and he brings me so much happiness. He truly is a life-changer!”
– Jocelyne and Kennedy
Please take part in the Great British Dog Walk and help more deaf people like Jocelyne 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.
Gaynor Cavanagh, Community Fundraising Manager for North West