Step out with Brain Tumour Research to raise money for vital long-term research


Saturday 27th September 2014


Grand Union Canal, Stoke Hammond to Leighton Buzzard 


Join us as we weave our way along the Grand Union canal, escaping for the day from the noise and pollution of urban life.  With pubs along the way, wildlife, 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 a 12-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!

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

Top tips for successful fundraising:  Set up a JustGiving page and choose Brain Tumour Research as your charity. 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!

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 9.30am 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 luchtime we will arrive at the The Grove Lock pub (about 5.8 miles from the start), where you can enjoy a pub lunch or have a picnic along the canal. (If you want to purchase a pub lunch, please let our Fundraisig Manager and Event Organiser Lauren Ryan know - / 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 are welcome to join us in the pub afterwards!


To register for this event please click here ... ?? ... and follow the specific instructions on this data capture form.

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 (hyperlink?).

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

There will be xx? 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).




Stopping for lunch at 

The Plough, Simpson Road, Simpson, Milton Keynes, MK6 3AH Tel: 01908 691555. Opens at 12 noon.

And finishing at

The Giffard Park, Broadway Avenue, Giffard Park, MK14 5QN. Tel: 01908 210025

Overview of route on Google Maps here. (Please ignore the walking directions on Google Maps, you just follow the canal!)

Finish time no later than 5.30pm, shuttle service available from 2pm. We do require a registration form for every walker and a modest £5 registration fee per person* but anyone under the age of 16 goes free! Download your form here.

To register and request a sponsorship form please email us at or call us on 01296 733011. 

Registration checks and briefing is at 10.30am, and the walk will start at 10.45am.** 

Refreshments are available en-route at the pubs and walkers can choose to bring picnics if they perfer.  Please note - If you are planning to stop at The Plough for lunch, please book to save disappointment.

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.

If you have any special needs or for further information please ring Sarah Day or Glyn Lewis on 01296 733011 or 07809 701228 (Glyn)

Please read our Terms & Conditions.

For information on canals go to and

We look forward to seeing and waking with you on the day!

Start Point

Finish Point

Approx Miles

Round Trip


Shuttle service if only walking one way

The Grand Union

The Giffard Park




The Grand Union

The Plough Inn





*Refundable from sponsorship monies raised or volunteered as an additional donation - in which case, thank you!

**Note: If we get suffient numbers of walkers signing up for this walk, The Three Locks Pub have agreed to open especailly early for us (approx 10am) and serve up tea or coffee with bacon sandwiches  for just £5.00.


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