RidgeWalk

9-10 June 2018

Walk further. Walk together. Challenge yourself to walk 52 miles in 24 hours – step up to the RidgeWalk!

A unique sponsored walk for charity

The RidgeWalk is unlike any other sponsored walk. It's Sense's own event, which means you'll be walking as a part of one team, pushing yourself and supporting each other, all in aid of the same cause.

We celebrate everyday achievements, and thanks to the money you raise, we work to make sure that no one with complex communication needs is isolated, left out or unable to fill their potential.

52 miles in 24 hours is a challenge for most of us, but at Sense every day we show that – with the right support – we can all achieve amazing things.

Date Location Distance Entry fee Sponsorship
9-10 June 2018 Wiltshire and Oxfordshire 52 miles £65 £399 min.

Registrations have now closed for the 2018 RidgeWalk.

Register your interest for 2019

Details for next year are yet to be confirmed, but if you'd like to take part let us know and we'll keep you updated.

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Challenge yourself long distance

The RidgeWalk is 52 miles long, and we walk it within 24 hours. That might sound like a challenge, and it is! But together we can achieve amazing things.

Walking is a great way to keep fit, and training for the RidgeWalk you'll build up from 10,000 steps a day to over 100,000! Whether you're looking to do more, you're a seasoned walker looking for a challenge, or you're a hardcore trekker building up your stamina, the RidgeWalk is a rewarding adventure to take on this summer.

Walk the Ridgeway

The RidgeWalk is named after the Ridgeway, the historic national trail that you'll follow through Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. You'll start at Barbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort in Wiltshire, and through day and night you'll walk the oldest road in Britain, past landmarks such as the Uffington White Horse, before reaching the finish line at Field Farm in Watlington.

The starting point is 20 minutes drive from Swindon, and the finish is within walking distance of the Oxford Tube, which runs regular coaches to London and Oxford. We don't recommend driving home after the walk, and suggest you use public transport or ask friends or family for a lift. There's also plenty of space for supporters to park and cheer you on at the end.

What's more, we'll be there to support you along the way.

Supported from start to finish

Along the route you'll visit four checkpoints, where we'll be there to cheer you on, and provide you with food and drink and a chance to pop to the toilet. At the finish line, you'll receive a hero's welcome with medals, goody bags and trained massage therapists on hand to ease your muscles as you rest your feet.

We support you from the moment you register. Once we've confirmed your place, we'll send you a detailed welcome pack, which will include everything you need to know about the event, and we'll email regular training tips to build up to the big day.

Fundraising made easy

We're here to help with your fundraising as well. The RidgeWalk exists to support Sense's work, so we want you to raise as much as you can! We ask everyone to set themselves a target of at least £399, but don't worry if you've never fundraised before. We're on hand to encourage and support you any way we can, with plenty of fundraising ideas and tips.

What's more, if you walk together as a team, you can pool your target – for example, if you take on the RidgeWalk with three colleagues or friends, you can join forces to beat £1,596 as a group. Or you can challenge each other to see who can raise the most!

Register your interest for 2019

Details for next year are yet to be confirmed, but if you'd like to take part let us know and we'll keep you updated.

Register interest