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 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.

What’s the route like?

The route is a circular 5km (3 mile) 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?

We recommend registering in advance to secure your place and receive all of the event information in advance. However if there is still space available in the event then we will be accepting a limited number of registrations on the day, on a first come first served basis.

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

Although there are no national restrictions, there will be extra cleaning and hygiene measures to ensure that the event is safe to take part in. We will post you everything you need before the day, and there will be extra cleaning of touch points, the memory trees and portaloos.

The entire event will be outdoors in the fresh air, and the event village is large enough for everyone to space out.

This guidance will be updated to reflect any new guidelines put in place for the date of the event

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 £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.