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Double Locks Pub
Men's Walk
16th Mar 2019

Before the day

Walker numbers and t-shirts will be sent in the post a week before the event.

Men's Walk participants walking along the river

 

On the day


Getting there

Parking is extremely limited at The Double Locks pub and the immediate surrounding area. We suggest you car share and use one of the surrounding car parks or on-road parking in Marsh Barton, or even better, get a family member or friend to drop you off!


Arrival & Registration

Registration will be open from 12.30 to 1.45pm at The Double Locks, Canal Banks, Exeter, EX2 6LT. Having arrived you need to register by having your walker number scanned.

Our marshals will be in place and you will be able to start walking from 1.15pm. To ensure our volunteers don`t get too cold please make sure you are underway no later than 2pm.

Subject to this event not being a sell-out, we will welcome new sign-ups on the day. The entry fee will be £35 each.


Sponsorship Money/Personal Possessions

If you have managed to collect your sponsorship money in advance, THANK YOU! You can hand these funds over or make a personal donation on the day. Our team at the 'Donation Station' will be delighted to accept these valued funds. If you would rather not carry the cash, you can always bank the money and make the payment by card.

If you have possessions which you don`t need on the walk, you can you leave your bag at the event arena – look out for the 'Bag Drop', a blue transit van just beyond the registration desk. 


Route

New route along the Exe

This is a linear route and will start at the Double Locks and take you along the canal path to Bridge Road swing bridge. On Bridge Road you will turn left and join Countess Wear Road (on the left) and follow the paths back along the River Exe as far as Miller`s Crossing Bridge, where you will cross the river and walk back to the Double Locks along the opposite side of the river. The route will be carefully signposted and marshalled by a marvellous team of volunteers. Click here to view an interactive route map or please ask for a copy at the Registration desk on the day.

Please wear appropriate footwear, which will be comfortable, the majority of the walk will be on concrete pathways.

 

Hundreds of men set off at the 2017 Men's Walk


After the Walk

Once you have completed the walk, please return to the registration desk to deregister. It is very important for us to know that you have both started and finished the walk safely and in one piece! Having deregistered you will be handed your vouchers which can be exchanged for a refreshing pint and hot pasty. You can then enjoy the England v Scotland Six Nations match, which kicks off at 5pm.

Raffle tickets will be on sale within the marquee at The Double Locks, with some great prizes up for grabs. The draw will take place at during half time. 


Volunteers Needed

If your partner, sister, mother or friends would like to support the event we are looking for over 50 marshals to help on the day. If you know anyone who would like to help guide our walkers please call 01392 688020 or email fundraising@hospiscare.co.uk.
 

Event location

There's limited free parking at the Double Locks pub and at Bromhams Farm Playing Fields. We suggest that you car share and use either on-road parking in Marsh Barton, or the Matford Park and Ride.

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