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Double Locks Pub
Men's Walk
17th Mar 2018

Can I register on the day?

No. Men's Walk 2018 has SOLD OUT. 

Can I get food and drink at the event?

Your will be given water and chocolate prior to the walk and once the walk has been completed you will of course receive your free pint and hot pasty. If this is not sufficient, further food and beverages can be purchased from the Double Locks.

What is the route of the walk?

This linear route will start at the Double Locks pub and you will walk along the canal path towards 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.

What is the terrain like?

The walk is mainly flat along public footpaths. It is narrow in places where single file walking is required. Care must be taken when walking alongside the canal and river. This route is suitable for wheelchairs.

How long will the walk take?

The walk should take 2.5 hrs at an average pace.

What happens if I cannot finish the walk?

If you cannot finish the walk and feel you might need to stop, you may pull out at any point. Please tell your nearest volunteer marshal who will be able to assist you. If you need to pull out please notify us so that we know that you are safe.

Will it be safe? 

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. We do ask that you bring your mobile phone if you have one, and that it is switched on, fully charged and with plenty of credit on it.  The route will be marshalled and signed throughout.

Will there be first aid facilities?

Yes, we will have first aiders available at the Double Locks and out on the route of the walk.

Will there be toilets on the route?

Toilet facilities will be available at the Double Locks and on the route there are public toilets just before The Waterfront public house at the Exeter Quay.

What should I wear? 

We recommend that you wear comfortable trainers! Blisters are not fun for anyone. Please make sure that whatever footwear you decide to walk in are well-worn in.

Comfortable bottoms to walk in are also important; shorts, leggings or trousers. Whatever you prefer.

Can we walk as a group?

Yes. Absolutely. When registering as a group each participant needs to state their own details on the form. Tell us your team name and let us know how you have raised money in a group.

What time can I arrive?

Registration will be open and we will be all set and ready to welcome you from 10.45am.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes of course, all man's best friends are very welcome.

Do I need to raise a certain amount of money?

Your entry fee covers the cost of the event. Therefore any funds you can raise or donate over and above your entry fee is greatly appreciated. If you would rather make a donation in lieu of raising sponsorship, there is an option to donate upon registering or you can call the team (01392 688020) and donate at any time! 

Your welcome pack will include a sponsorship form and we would encourage everyone to set up an online giving page here

Within the Welcome Pack and in the lead up to the event we will be giving you lots of alternative fundraising hints and tip suggestions to help you make a difference.

Can I Gift Aid my sponsorship? 

You can ask each person who sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by them ticking the gift aid box on the sponsorship form. Any personal donations are eligible for Gift Aid. Please make sure your sponsors fill in their own full home address (not their work address) and postcode, otherwise we are unable to claim Gift Aid.

Can I hand in my sponsorship money on the day?

Yes! Please bring your sponsorship money with you on the day to hand in before the walk (cheques should be made payable to Hospiscare please). This is the easiest way of handing in your sponsorship money.

If you would prefer not to handle any money at all you can choose to set up an online page where the money will come directly to Hospiscare!

How old do I need to be? 

Entry for the Men's Walk is open to entrants aged 12 and over. An adult guardian must accompany each entrant aged under 16 for the duration of the walk and we must have a signed parental consent form filled in by each under 16's legal parent or guardian.

For school and youth groups there must be a ratio of two adults per five pupils. The guardian must sign the registration form in the space provided and enter separately for the Men`s Walk. The registration forms must then be submitted together and the full entry fee is applicable for all entrants.



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.