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Hold the date for Nightwalk 2019


Start: Saturday, May 18, 2019

End: Saturday, May 18, 2019


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


Ladies only. Age 16 plus

Online registration has now closed. However, you can join us and REGISTER ON THE NIGHT!


With thanks to our Headline Sponsors, Slee Blackwell, and our other business supporters:


how to register on the night

1 - Pick your route
2 - Bring your registration fee
3 - Err... there is no step 3... It really is that simple!

We have over 1,000 women already registered to take part in our moonlit walk on Saturday 18th May. If you are not one of them, don't worry, you can still be part of the fun by coming along and registering on the night. It's not to late to join the party!

The routes are listed below, along with the start location for each one, and the required arrival time. We have a free bus service ready to shuttle you back to your start point upon completion of your walk. So all you need to do is simply pick your route and turn up at the right place at the right time!

- Barnstaple to Bideford (11 miles). Start point: Barnstaple Rugby Club, Pottington Road, EX31 1JH (nearest parking at The Civic Centre, Taw View, EX31 1EE). Arrival time: 6.15pm

- Bideford to Barnstaple (11 miles). Start point: Bideford Rugby Club, Victoria Park, EX39 2QS (nearest parking at Riverbank car park, EX39 2QS) Arrival time: 6.15pm

- Instow to Barnstaple (7.5 miles). Start point: Instow Yacht Club, Marine Parade, EX39 4HW (limited parking on street on Marine Parade, we recommend being dropped off). Arrival time: 7.00pm

- Instow to Bideford (3.5 miles). Start point: Instow Yacht Club, Marine Parade, EX39 4HW (limited parking on street on Marine Parade, we recommend being dropped off). Arrival time: 8.00pm

- Torrington to Bideford (7 miles). Start point: Puffing Billy, Station Hill, EX38 8JD (parking on site). Arrival time 7.30pm

The registration fee on the night will be £35 and this needs to brought along in cash. Thank you so much for joining us on Saturday 18th May. It's going to be a night to remember! 

This year marks the 35th anniversary of North Devon Hospice. We first started caring for local people in 1984, which is why this year's Nightwalk is going all-out 80's. We want to celebrate this special 35th anniversary year by holding a Nightwalk party to remember!

We’re calling on 1,500 women to get behind the hospice, have some 80s fun, and together raise over £100,000 for our hospice night nurses.

Since 1984, we’ve helped tens of thousands of patients and their families at the most difficult points in their lives. Help us be there for the next 35 years, as we look to raise vital funds for North Devon Hospice. Every penny raised by our Nightwalkers will make a massive difference.

The ladies from headline sponsors, Slee Blackwell, are among the first to sign up and rock out their Nightwalk t-shirts. They are ready to #partylikeits1984!

Enjoy our Tarka Trail route with 80’s dance routines, DJ’s playing non-stop 80s hits to keep your feet – and the party going. We’ll also have Babycham refreshment stations, dance cameos, 80s stiltwalkers and 80s choreography with our  Glowstick dance troupe to give an incredible display. It’s time to ‘boom boom shake the room’.

So come on ladies, let’s make this a special 80’s night to remember. After all, it would be 'gross' not to!

There is a route for everyone at Nightwalk 2019. We have walks of varying lengths, with start points across North Devon, allowing even more women across the area the chance to take part. Choose from:

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. The beautiful vistas on offer as the sun sets will only be matched by the vibrancy of the ladies taking part who will light up the Tarka Trail in the dark.

Transport will be provided back to your starting point once you have finished your walk, courtesy of Stagecoach. So all you have to worry about is your outfit for the night!


Nightwalk is a sponsored walk. The sponsorship raised by those taking part is what helps North Devon Hospice care for local people. So, once you have signed up, the really important work starts. Last year only 54% of walkers raised sponsorship, so this year we could double the total amount raised for the hospice if every lady taking part in Nightwalk got behind the cause.

It's so easy to do. Choose from the following three ways in which you could quickly and easily raise so money for taking part in Nightwalk:

1 - SET UP AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE. Click here to visit Virgin Money Giving and 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.


With thanks to our headline sponsors, Slee Blackwell, and our other business supporters.