On Sunday 17th March.
About the event
This time, we return to Fownhope – with a new choice of routes, each taking in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside.
Choose from a 5K, 11K or 16K walk. All are circular, leading you back to Fownhope Recreation Ground where you’ll be able enjoy a performance from the Paws For Thought dog display team.
Entry to the Big Spring Walk is free for all those pre-registering before noon on Thursday 14th March.
So it is through sponsorship that you can make a real difference to the lives of those we support every year. So please ask your friends and family to support you and sponsor you! If you raise over £15, you’ll get a Big Spring Walk Medal.
Register on-the-day for a £5 donation.
Choose your distance
All routes are signposted and marshalled. 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.
Enjoy a gentle walk across the Herefordshire countryside on this route. Ideal for everyone.
Push yourself on this longer route and take in more sights from across the countryside. Ideal for those looking for a big walk.
The ultimate challenge! Enjoy a real yomp across the rolling countryside and push yourself. Ideal for experienced walkers.
Everything you need to know
This year, Our Big Spring Walk 2024 begins and ends at
Fownhope Recreational Ground, Caplor Lane, Fownhope, Hereford, HR1 4PJ
Parking is available at the Ground, where there is also an overflow grass parking area if required.
5K | Walk starts at 11.00am.
Starting your walk southwest from Fownhope, immersing yourself in the astonishing beauty of the River Wye. View route here
16K | Walk starts at 9.00am.
For avid walkers seeking a scenic adventure: Join our 16k walk and set your course southwest from Fownhope, savouring the breathtaking views of the River Wye, then loop back through the serene Haugh Woods. View route here
- Marshalled and signed routes
- First Aid cover
- A great community atmposphere
- A Big Spring Walk medal for anyone who raises over £15 in sponsorship
Tea, coffee and other refreshments with be available to purchase.
Paws For Thought dog display team performance – starting at 12.30pm.
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 by setting up a JustGiving account.
If you have already collected cash sponsorship, you can drop this off with the registration team on the day.
The majority of the £8.7m 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 bespoke sustainably-produced Big Spring Walk medal and for an additional £15 in sponsorship, your dogs can also receive a Big Spring Walk dog tag.
Sign up here
It’s free to sign-up when you book here in advance! Otherwise, you can come along on the day for a £5 entry fee.
We love capturing the joy and excitement of our supporters during their time at our events!
Please note that official photographers and videographers may be present.
If you prefer not to be photographed, kindly inform a staff member. Your comfort is our priority!