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Nightwalk - Sadly Cancelled


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Be a hospice hero!


Sadly Cancelled


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


Ladies only. Ages 11+





Headline Sponsors:

Slee Blackwell


For the safety of everyone involved, we're sorry to let you know that Nightwalk has been cancelled this year. Those who have signed up for the event will have been contacted by email, but if you haven't received this for any reason, then please get in touch by email or by phone 01271 347232. We hope that you'll be able to join us next year when we look forward to welcoming you to Nightwalk once again. 

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. Care is continuing at North Devon Hospice during these difficult times and we are supporting patients and their families in every way possible. The care teams are working incredibly hard and coming up with innovative ways in which to support those who need us. 

That is only possible thanks to you, the community of North Devon. The support you give and the funds you raise for the cause, are making a difference. If you would still like to take on your own sponsored walk to support this care then we would be delighted to hear from you and help you in your fundraising efforts. You really are a hospice hero as your support will offer a light in the dark, for those who are facing the end of their life or the loss of a loved one.

We are thinking of you all right now and will work with you to get through this together. Thank you.


Be a hero

Be a hero and sign 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 fun and entertainment along the route.

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


Please note we cannot process refunds.

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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.

There will also be a host of treats for you to enjoy on the night, including live music, a tunnel of light and sound, plus big finishes at Barnstaple and Bideford.

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)

The routes all take place on the Tarka Trail, with its 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 women and girls 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.

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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 those who are currently being supported by North Devon Hospice.

We must stress that, in the interests of safety, we can accept a maximum of two children to every adult (children must be aged 11 - 15 years, please no under 11s), and that by signing up for Nightwalk the adult is responsible for the safety and well-being of the children at all times during the event.

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Nightwalk is a sponsored walk.

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

So, once you've signed up, the really heroic work starts. If every Nightwalker raised as much as possible, we would be able to care for more families in North Devon than ever before.

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 your friends, family and colleagues (when safe to do so). Fundraising face-to-face is a really effective, because people will understand exactly why you are doing Nightwalk and will want support you. You'll hit your target in no time at all

3 - HOLD A SMALL FUNDRAISING EVENT (WHEN SAFE TO DO SO). 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.

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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 by sponsoring or offering gifts in kind, 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

Kingsley School

M&E Alarms

Charter Vets and Torch Vets


Thomas Westcott



Can we help?

Gerard Fawcitt

Events Manager

01805 624776