Step into Spring with the St Michael’s Big Spring Walk on Sunday 20th March.

Open to everyone, you can choose from four circular routes – 2K, 5K, 11K or 16K – each taking you through the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.  

All routes are signposted and marshalled.

Pre-event registration has closed, but you can still join us on the day! If you would like to just turn up on Sunday, please bring a £5 donation for on-the-day registration. We will see you there!

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Whatever the distance you choose, we would love you to get sponsored and help St Michael’s continue to care for families in our community who are experiencing terminal illness.

Below is all the information you need to make the most of our Big Spring Walk.

Our Big Spring Walk begins and ends at Fownhope Recreation Ground, which is just off Caplor Lane.

The postcode is HR1 4PJ.

If you’re coming from Hereford, drive through Fownhope until you reach St Mary’s Church. Then turn right, and then first right into the Recreation Ground.

From the old Ross road (B4224), turn left at the church, then as above.

There is ample parking at the Recreation Ground (some of this parking is on grass), and one of our team will be on hand to direct you.  

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16K walkers | Registration: 8.30am – 8.55am. Walk starts at 9.00am 

11K | Registration: 9.00am 9.25am. Walk starts at 9.30am 

5K | Registration: 10.00am-10.55am. Walk starts at 11.00am

2K | Registration: 10.00am – 11.25am. Walk starts at 11.30am 

If you haven’t pre-registered online, don’t worry! You can still join us on the day. If you would like to just turn up, please bring a £5 donation for on-the-day registration.

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Marshalled and signed routes

First Aid cover

A chocolate to get you started

A Big Spring Walk medal for anyone who raises over £15 in sponsorship!

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Refreshments, including bacon baps

Raffle in support of St Michael’s Hospice Dog display show – Starting at 12pm (TBC)

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We’re asking everyone taking part to try and raise at least £15 in sponsorship. Your help will enable us to continue providing the free services St Michael’s offers to the community.

This means asking five people for £3 via a paper sponsorship form, or setting up a JustGiving account. 

£15 to the Hospice can provide a patient with a therapy session to help relieve stress and anxiety.

By increasing your sponsorship total to £30, you could pay for a patient to receive a full pain control assessment; by raising £50 you could allow a family to receive two sessions of specialist support from our counselling team. 

If you have already collected cash sponsorship, you can drop this off with the registration team on the day. 

Around 90% of the £5.8million needed to fund the Hospice annually comes from the community – your help with this, as always, is greatly appreciated. 

Anyone raising over £15 will receive a Big Spring Walk medal.

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Your support ensures we can be there when it matters