The Great British Dog Walk
Raby Castle, Durham, Sunday 3 October 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.
Durham, DL2 3AH
Sunday 3 October
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!
We love our fundraising superstars! Could you be one? If you choose to get sponsored for your walk here’s what we’ll send you in return:
Raby Castle: the important details
When: Sunday 3 October 2021
Where: Raby Castle, Staindrop, Darlington, County Durham DL2 3AH
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: 3km (approx. ) shorter route with some uneven surfaces but mostly flat OR 7.5km (approx.) more challenging route which may be subject to change depending on the shooting season. Some uneven surfaces and styles, longer route includes a gradual incline.
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: Please note the routes are over varied terrain and some surfaces can be uneven, for this reason we recommend you contact us to discuss any mobility issues.
Parking: Extensive parking is available at Raby Castle and is free to Great British Dog walkers.
More: This is a great opportunity to explore the stunning Raby Estate along with other dog lovers and their four-legged friends, including parts of the estate that aren't ususally open to general visitors! There will be activities to do along the routes and other fun games to enjoy before and after the walk, so get your tickets and we look forward to seeing you there!
Other Facilities: Cafe and gift shop at the Castle. Toilets available. For more information, visit their website https://www.raby.co.uk/raby-castle/
Because of the number of dogs expected, we do ask that dogs are kept on lead for the duration of the walk.
*Please note 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.
Gemma Wardle, Community Fundraising Manager for North East