Five Valleys Walk 30th Anniversary

22nd June 2017

This September sees the return of the popular Five Valleys Walk through the beautiful Cotswold countryside, marking the 30th anniversary of the much-loved event. 


The sponsored walk through Stroud’s five valleys; Painswick, Slad, Toadsmoor, Chalford and Nailsworth, is taking place on Sunday 24 September, with all proceeds going to Meningitis Now.

As in previous years, participants can complete part of the walk or take on the whole 21 mile circuit. There are eight checkpoints along the route, and people can start and finish at a checkpoint of their choice.

Checkpoint number one is based at Stroud Cricket Club and participants are being encouraged to start and finish their walk here, as parking is available.

Checkpoints open at 8.30am and close at 5.30pm. There will be a free shuttle bus service available for when you’re ready to call it a day, and be taken back to your starting point.

Hot and cold food and drink can be purchased along the route from local producers, with a hog roast available at the Cricket Club. A FREE pint is kindly being provided by Stroud Brewery, for all participants who complete the full 21 mile circuit and collect all 8 stickers from each checkpoint.

New online shop

Free fruit and water is provided at each checkpoint, or perhaps you want to bring your own food but need a new lunchbox or bag to carry it in? Well you’re in luck, as Meningitis Now have just launched their new online merchandise shop!

This year, those getting involved can really look the part and stand out by purchasing a range of products; from t-shirts and hoodies, to backpacks and umbrellas. Visit our Five Valley's Walk shop

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about your canine companions either - dog bandanas are also available for your four-legged friends! All money raised goes to Meningitis Now.

As in previous years there is a prize for the top fundraiser. Bristol Balloons has kindly donated a weekday morning hot air balloon ride for two, which will be won by the person who raises the most money from their sponsorship!

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up now for the Five Valley's Walk.