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Glowing the extra mile!


Start: Saturday, May 19, 2018

End: Saturday, May 19, 2018


Walking from Barnstaple, Bideford, Instow or Torrington. Routes from 3.5 to 11 miles


Ladies only. Age 16 plus


With early-bird discount £15

Grab your friends together and join us for the biggest night of the year on Saturday 19th May - in support of your local hospice! Let's raise £100,000 for our hospice night nurses

Thanks to our headline sponsors:
North Devon Hospice is providing more care during the night than ever before. Both on our Bedded Unit and in people's own homes, the need for round-the-clock nursing is growing. We need the ladies of North Devon to step up to the challenge and take part in Nightwalk 2018, to help our nurses be the light in the dark for hundreds of local families.
Nightwalk is a ladies-only, moonlit, sponsored walk. It's a fun challenge to rise to, an experience to savour.
More than one thousand women will walk together in aid of North Devon Hospice. The routes glow not only with your torches and glow sticks, but with the electric atmosphere created by those taking part. The chatter never stops, the laughter is everywhere, and those feet keep going, one after the other, to show that you support those being cared for by North Devon Hospice.

Every step you take helps us care for those affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. You are helping us light up the dark in so many people's lives. We are hoping to raise £100,000 from this year's Nightwalk, which will help us provide care during the night for local patients and families. It is at night when symptoms can be most severe, and often when our care is needed most.

At Nightwalk there is music and entertainment, refreshments to keep you fuelled, and the warmest of welcomes awaiting you at the finish. You will be lighting up the Tarka Trail and showing everyone just how luminous the ladies of North Devon can be!
Featuring at the 2018 event:
  • Live music
  • Fire performers
  • Prosecco bar
  • Nightwalk t-shirts
  • UV light installations
  • Glow features
  • Race numbers, personalised with your own message
  • Soup and hot chocolate at Fremington Quay
  • Bacon butty and cuppa at the finish
  • Plus much, much more...
The first Nightwalk took place in 2007, and ever since it has been North Devon's single largest fundraising event. Thousands of women have walked in solidarity with the hospice, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds in sponsorship to help us provide our vital care and support.

This is a perfect chance to support your North Devon Hospice and have a great night out together. So join hundreds of other local women who will be walking for the same cause and show everyone how much you support the work of North Devon Hospice.

Sign up NOW to take advantage of the EARLY BIRD OFFER, which is just £15. This will go up after April 1st, so make sure you get in there quick! Sign up TODAY and you'll also be entered into a draw to win £150 worth of Banbury's vouchers! But hurry, this offer only lasts til 16th March!


Your registration fee goes towards covering the cost of staging such a large scale event. It is the sponsorship raised by Nightwalkers like you which goes to the hospice and helps us provide our care and support. Therefore, it is essential that everyone taking part shows their support for the work of the hospice by raising some funds towards their Nightwalk challenge. Luckily, you can do this in one of three easy ways:

1 - SET UP AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE. Go to Virgin Money Giving to create your page in just a few easy steps. Send it round to your friends, family and colleagues, using facebook, twitter or email. You'll be amazed at how quickly you reach £50 or £100.

2 - DO IT FACE TO FACE. When you register, we'll send you a sponsorship form which you can pass around to those closest to you. Fundraising face-to-face is a great way of doing it, because people will understand exactly why you are doing this and will support you. You'll hit your target in no time at all.

3 - HOLD A SMALL FUNDRAISING EVENT. Run a raffle at work, or a pub quiz down your local. Often people prefer to do this rather than asking people for sponsorship. Again, you'll find support easy to come by as it's for a respected local cause. When you register we'll send you some tips to help make this easy peasy.


We have routes of varying lengths, with start points across North Devon, allowing even more women across the area the chance to take part:
  • Barnstaple to Bideford (11 miles)
  • Bideford to Barnstaple (11 miles)
  • Instow to Barnstaple (7.5 miles)
  • Instow to Bideford (3.5 miles)
  • Torrington to Bideford (7 miles)

The routes all take place on the Tarka Trail, with it's amazing scenery and views of the rivers. Transport will be provided back to your starting point once you have finished your walk, courtesy of Stagecoach.



Thanks to our Nightwalk sponsors, please do support them:


Also, check out the photo gallery of last year's event. Can you spot your friends?

Nightwalk 2016 (from Andy Casey and Becky Payne)

Can we help?

Gerard Fawcitt

Events Manager

01271 347224