Walk to Remember

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age?

The walk is for all ages, there’s no minimum but all under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating adult at all times.

Can we walk in groups?

You can walk on your own, with your family, household, friends, colleagues or whoever you please! The current government guidelines mean that you can only walk in groups of up to 6 people, including children, so please only arrive and walk within a group of 6 maximum. If these restrictions become tighter, we will have to ask you to follow the new restrictions. Please keep a distance of at least 2m from anyone who’s outside of your household.

Can I take my dog?

Yes! Dogs are more than welcome to take part alongside you, as well as they are well behaved around people and other dogs. You will need to keep them on a lead within the event village and inside the deer park, there will be signs instructing you.

How do I take part virtually?

We fully understand that with the current situation, you may want to walk in memory of someone special without attending an event in a public place, or without travelling to Bristol. You are welcome to complete your own walk in your own time and in your local area, on the same date as Walk to Remember or another date to suit you. We will still send you a tag to write a message on and hang somewhere that’s special to you.

What’s the route like?

The route is a circular 3 mile (5k) walk fully within the Ashton Court grounds, passing through woodlands and climbing uphill to the top of the golf course. The view from here across the city is beautiful, then head back downhill through the deer park. Pass the mansion house and through it’s gardens to return to the finishline.

The route can get quite muddy so be prepared and wear boots or wellies.

Is the route suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs?

Unfortunately not, the route goes through the deer park which has tight kissing gates to get in and out of. However if you would like to take part in a wheelchair or with a pushchair, talk to us and we can suggest a detour.

Is there any parking available?

The Church Lodge car park is £1.80 for all day and the closest to the event village. The mansion house car park is a 5 minutes walk away, and also costs £1.80.

Can I sign-up on the day?

Unfortunately, this year we cannot accept any registrations on the day of the walk as we need to limit the number of people within the event village to keep it spread out. We only have limited places, so please do book in advance to secure your place.

What COVID-19 safety precautions have been put in place?

We have added lots of extra safety, distancing and hygiene measures to ensure that the event is safe to take part in. We will have rolling start times, with up to 20 participants starting the walk every 10 minutes. There will be 2m tape on the floor at all queuing points, and the start and finish are in different locations so that there can be a one way system. We will post you everything you need before the day, clean the portaloos with disinfectant every half hour, and ask that you wear a face mask in the start area.

Staff, volunteers, suppliers and participants will all be asked not to attend the walk if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, have been anywhere on the quarantine list within the past 14 days, or live in an area under local lockdown.

Is there a minimum fundraising amount to raise?

We have not set a minimum sponsorship amount that you need to raise, but we would encourage everybody to raise as much as possible, because every penny counts. Add your target to your JustGiving page so your friends and family can help you hit it. We have lots of ideas and resources to help your fundraising too.

What does the entry fee cover?

Entry fee for all ages is £10 for adults and £5 for children, which covers the cost of putting on the event such as hiring Ashton Court, first aid cover, and the memory tags. As your entry fee covers our event costs, everything you raise and donate on top can go toward our patient care and family support.

How will the money I raise be used?

St Peters Hospice is Bristol’s only adult hospice and are there to support patients and families across the Greater Bristol area from Chew Valley to Keynsham, Fishponds to Portishead, and all our services are free of charge. Every £27.50 you raise pays for an hour of a nurse’s time to provide care, advice, support and guidance to patients and families so they can enjoy the time they have left together.

During this critical time, the money you raise is absolutely vital and greatly appreciated so that we can continue to support those who need us, now and in the future.

How can I get the money I’ve raised to you?

You can pay it straight into our bank account through our bank details, or by donating directly through our website here. You can also send us a cheque to the Long Ashton office, but at this time we ask you to not drop any kind donations into the office or to Brentry in person just yet.

How do I set up a JustGiving page?

A JustGiving page is a great way to spread the message about what you’re doing and collect sponsorship from all of your friends, family and colleagues. Visit www.justgiving.co.uk to create your page, personalise it, add a target, photo and your story for taking part and fundraising. 

All donations on your JustGiving page will come to us automatically so you don’t need to do anything further at all.