Five Valleys Walk 2023

The Five Valleys Walk will take place on Sunday 24 September – and we can’t wait for you to join us

Five Valleys Walk

Our flagship sponsored walk through the stunning Cotswold countryside is jam-packed with something for everyone, whether you bring your friends, family or colleagues along. Dogs are also very welcome!

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Event information

Five Valleys Walk key information

The Five Valleys Walk is suitable for all ages and abilities, and walkers can start or finish at any of our eight checkpoints. Although the 21-mile route is a tough challenge, you can choose your distance and cover anything from 1.5 miles up to the full 21.

You'll get to enjoy the beautiful hills and valleys en route, and once you're ready to call it a day, our wonderful friends at Stagecoach will be on hand to offer you a FREE bus ride back to your starting point, with the last bus leaving checkpoints at 4:45pm.

Highlights from 2022

How you'll be helping

This year, we celebrate the vital role that the people of Stroud and the surrounding areas have played in the fight against meningitis over the last 36 years. Your support so far has helped introduce five meningitis vaccines into the UK vaccination programme, and in the wake of the Covid pandemic we need your help more than ever.

We estimate 8,000 people a year contract bacterial or viral meningitis in the UK; that's 22 people, every day. By coming together this September, we're asking every Five Valleys Walker to raise a minimum of £22 in sponsorship, or to donate £22, so that we can ensure everyone affected by the disease receives the support they need to rebuild their lives, while helping us achieve our goal of defeating meningitis in the UK within a generation. Everything you need to get started with your fundraising will be included in your Welcome Pack.

Got a question?

For further information please contact our event organiser, Kat Hollywell, by calling 01453 769 017 or emailing