Annual Grand Union Canal Walk: Step out with Brain Tumour Research to raise money for vital long-term research

Saturday 26th September 2015

Join us as we weave our way along the Grand Union Canal in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire; escape the noise and pollution of urban life. With nice pubs, appealing views, colourful boats and wildlife, and a wealth of history, it will be a great day out for all the family. 

Bring a picnic or enjoy a pub lunch, and join us in celebration the completion of the walk with a drink afterwards!

It's an 11-mile round trip, so lace up your trainers or pull on your walking shoes and join us for an enjoyable day out, come rain or shine!

Note: you are welcome to join us for just half of the Canal Walk - 5.5 miles to lunch pub, or joining us at lunchtime for the 5.5 miles back. You will need to organise your own transport back to your start point if just doing the 5.5 mile walk.

Please sign up for this event and set a target to raise £100 in sponsorship (or more!). Together we are #FundingTheFight

Click on the image above to download

and print an official Canal Walk poster! 


Top tips for successful fundraising:  

  1. Set up a JustGiving page and choose Brain Tumour Research as your charity. 
  2. Promote your page on social media and tell everyone you know to support you with a few pounds and you'll reach your (mimimum) target in no time!
  3. You can also request a sponsorship form from us by email or call us on 01296 733011 and we'll be happy to provide that for you, and answer any other questions you may have.

Walk schedule: 

Please arrive by 9.15am at the The Three Locks pub (Stoke Hammond MK17 9DD) and the walk will begin at 9.45am (start time will be staggered if there are too many walkers to all start at once).

By lunchtime we will arrive at the The Grove Lock pub (about 6 miles from the start), where we can all enjoy a pub lunch or have a picnic along the canal. If you want to purchase a pub lunch, please let event organiser know - click here to email Lauren or call her on 07710 390796

After lunch, we return back along the canal to where we started.

All walkers will be signed out of the event at 5.30pm - but you are all welcome to join us in the pub afterwards!



To register just click here and follow the simple steps. Registration fees apply: £10 per person or £20 for a family (Note: 11-year-olds and younger children can join for free. A family team = 2 adults and up to 4 children aged under 16.) 

Additional information:

The walking route is alongside the Grand Union Canal - please keep to the towpath.

There is a public car park next to the The Three Locks. Vehicles and contents are left at their owners risk.

Please ensure you are appropriately dressed for the event. Be prepared for all weather, including provisions for both hot and cold weather.

Please bring water and snacks, and of course a picnic lunch if choosing that option.

Please comply with canal-side rules and regulations, as described on signposts near the towpaths.

Please take any rubbish home with you or place in suitable bins.

Well behaved dogs on leads with responsible owners are welcome. Please note however dogs will not be allowed inside pubs where food is being served on the premesis due to health and safety regulations.

There will be First Aiders at the event who will have standard first-aid kits available.

The Emergency Services will be made aware of our event.

Please make sure we have your mobile phone number in case of emergency and to check progress (captured at registration).

Click here to read full terms & conditions. 

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