Take on the Brain Tumour Research Canal Walk Challenge to raise money for a new Centre of Hope

Saturday 28th September 2013


Grand Union Canal, Soulbury to Milton Keynes 

Join us as we weave our way along the Grand Union canal, escaping for the day from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  With some great pubs along the way, amazing wildlife, wonderful views, colourful boats and a wealth of history, it will be a great day out for all the family. 

This is also your opportunity to raise funds for vital research into brain tumours by asking your friends and colleagues to sponsor you.  You can set up a JustGiving page supporting Brain Tumour Research or request a sponsorship form by email us at supportercare@braintumourresearch.org or calling our office on 01296 733011.



The Canal Walk timings - please arrive by 10.30am at the start point (see below) and the walk will begin at 10.45am.


Start at

The Three Locks, Leighton Road, Soulbury, (Stoke Hammond), Bucks, MK17 9DD. Tel: 01525 270214

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 supportercare@braintumourresearch.org 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 www.thewaterwaystrust.org.uk and www.canalrivertrust.org.uk.

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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