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Be a hospice hero!


Start: Saturday, May 2, 2020

End: Saturday, May 2, 2020


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


Ladies only. Ages 11+


£10 (only until 14th January!)

Headline Sponsors:

Slee Blackwell

Entries open at 00:01 on 1st January 2020!

Sign up for just £10

 Be a hero

Become a hero by signing up to Nightwalk 2020.

At this year's event you can dress like the hero you are, because by taking part in Nightwalk and raising funds for North Devon Hospice, you are helping local people to be cared for in their hour of need. There's not much more heroic than that.

Your support will help people like Rosie from Barnstaple, who lost her mum and is being helped through this tragedy with bereavement support from the hospice. Please be a hero for Rosie by signing up today.

The 'hero' theme for Nightwalk 2020 will be present throughout the night, as we have plenty of great surprises in store for you. This will be an unforgettable female-only moonlit walk along the Tarka Trail, with even more fun and entertainment along the route than ever before.

This year we're also delighted to welcome girls from 11+ to take part in Nightwalk, so you can make it a real family affair and walk together for the cause.

Be a hero

The Routes

As a salute to all you heroes taking part in Nightwalk 2020, this year's event will be the best yet.

As well as the return of firm favourites like the Prosecco station, there will also be a host of other treats for you to enjoy on the night, including plenty of live music. We're throwing a real party for all you heroes, to celebrate what you will be achieving.

There is a route for everyone at Nightwalk 2020, with varying lengths and 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)

Torrington to Barnstaple (18 miles)

The new 'Challenge' route is the longest we've ever offered. So if you're a keen walker, or regular Nightwalker who wants to take the next step, why not push your boundaries in 2020...

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 hero outfit for the night!


Your support could not be more crucial. You can make sure that local people who are facing the end of their life, or facing the loss of a loved one, do not go through it alone.

People like Rosie from Barnstaple, a teenager who lost her mum to cancer, rely on heroes like you. She is being supported through this loss by the hospice, but we can only do this thanks to you.

Your support also means the world to people like Sheila from Bideford, who has terminal cancer. You can help to wrap the comforting blanket of hospice care around Sheila's shoulders, to make sure she has expert care and support, whenever and wherever she needs it.

So please, be a hero a join in Nightwalk today. Make sure that local people who are facing the toughest of times are not doing it alone. 

Girls 11+

For the first time ever, it is a pleasure to welcome girls aged 11+ to take part in Nightwalk 2020. This will allow younger supporters to walk for the cause too, and you can make it a real family affair with daughters, nieces, cousins or friends walking with mums, aunties and grandmas.

There is an increasing need to provide counselling to local young people who are going through the trauma of losing a parent or grandparent. So it is only right that youngsters can walk in solidarity with people their own age, who are currently being supported by North Devon Hospice.

We only ask that there is a 1:2 ratio of adults to children, so there must be at least one adult walking with every two children (aged 11-16) taking part.


Nightwalk is a sponsored walk.

Your registration fee only covers the cost of staging the event. It is the sponsorship raised by our Nightwalk heroes that will help care for local people.

So, once you've signed up, the really heroic 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 woman taking part in Nightwalk got behind the cause.

It's so easy to do. Choose from the following three ways where you could quickly and easily raise money:

1 - SET UP AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE. Click here to set up a page on Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving. Send the link 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. Click here to download and print a sponsorship form. Then pass it round you friends, family and colleagues. Fundraising face-to-face is a great way of doing it, because people will understand exactly why you are doing this and will want support you. You'll hit your target in no time at all

3 - HOLD A SMALL FUNDRAISING EVENT. Often people prefer to do this rather than asking people for sponsorship. Click here to read our special Nightwalk fundraising tips. There's tonnes of ways in which you can hit your target. Again, you'll find support easy to come by as it's for a respected local cause.

4 - MAKE A DONATION. If you feel like you can't ask for sponsorship or do any fundraising, you can simply make a donation yourself instead. Many people prefer to do this, and it's really easy and straightforward. Just click here to make your donation, and make sure you tell us in the message that it relates to Nightwalk. Your donation amount is totally up to you, but as a guide, last year the average amount raised by Nightwalkers was £84.


Our sponsors are true heroes too. Without them, we couldn't stage such a large-scale event like Nightwalk. Thank you to all the local companies who have shown their support, it really does make a difference to local people who are facing the end of their life, or facing the loss of a loved one.

If you would like your business to be associated with Nightwalk 2020, please contact Claire Paine on 01271 347232 or email

Headline sponsors:

Slee Blackwell


Associate sponsors:

Evans Heating & Plumbing


Can we help?

Gerard Fawcitt

Events Manager

01271 347224