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Rugby Ramble

Rugby Ramble

At a glance

Walk, Beers, Pasty, Rugby, Curry


Start: Saturday, February 26, 2022 / 13:00

End: Saturday, February 26, 2022 / 19:00


Barnstaple Rugby Club

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People who want to make a difference, while enjoying a walk with mates, a few beers and some great rugby




What a fantastic day we had at Rugby Ramble, the atmosphere today was wonderful as everyone rallied together to raise money for North Devon Hospice. We hope you all had as much fun as we did?

Firstly, we would like to say a huge thank you to you for participating in Rugby Ramble today, your support means so much to local people and their families who are facing the toughest times of their lives. Your generosity means we can ensure no one has to go through it alone.

Special thanks have to go to The Oggle Band and Tamsin Ball - helping to keep us all entertained and in the spirit during the event, they were brilliant. Thank you also goes to The Park Hotel and Barnstaple Rugby Club for their amazing hospitality (and delicious hot food!)

Our sponsors
And finally, today would not have been possible without the generous support from our main sponsor Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd. who helped to make the event such a success. Every ounce of support received from our sponsors goes towards putting on events such as this, so a mention must also go out to James Electrics Contracting Ltd, SWM & Waste Recycling, Brightsea Print Group, Barnstaple Round Table, Savona Foodservice and St Austell Brewery - without you all, we would not have been able to make today possible, let alone as fantastic as it was.

If you would like your business to be associated with Rugby Ramble, please get in touch to find out how you can show your support. Contact Claire Paine on 01271 347232 or email 

With thanks to our headline sponsor:

With thanks to our other sponsors:

Rugby Ramble 2022 Sponsors


Paying in Sponsorship & Donations

If you have created a Just Giving page, you don't need to do anything more- other than to share your page with your friends one last time so they can donate to congratulate you on completing Rugby Ramble

Sponsorship can be paid into Reception at Deer Park or you can call the Fundraising team on 01271 447232 to pay it in over the phone. Alternatively, you can donate through our website.

Help us make Rugby Ramble even better for 2023

We would be grateful if you could also spare 5 minutes to tell us about your experience leading up to the event and from today, by completing our short survey.




Please register your interest here if you'd like to get on the super early bird list for Rugby Ramble 2023



What is it?

Walk > free pasty > free beers > watch the rugby together with a free curry.

Join us for Rugby Ramble 2022! It's a scenic 8km circular walk from Barnstaple Rugby Club, with a free hot pasty to get you going. Don't worry if you think the walk sounds like thirsty work, we've got your back! You'll enjoy a beer stop on the route, where you'll be treated to a free pint. Then, at the finish line, you'll get another free pint (to make sure you're fully re-hydrated!).

Once back at the club, you'll also get a free curry before we settle in and watch England v Wales in the Six Nations at 4.45 pm. There are also a whole load of treats planned on the route and back at the clubhouse, so this will be a top day out for you and your mates.

Best of all, by taking part, you'll be supporting families who are currently being cared for by North Devon Hospice. You'll be helping people who are facing the end of their life, making sure they are comfortable, free of pain and surrounded by their families.

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Please note that this year we are staggering start times for the walk:

1.00 pm start - SOLD OUT

1.30 pm start -  SOLD OUT

Rugby Ramble 2022 Route


What do you get?

Register for just £25! For this you get:

  • Rugby Ramble hat to wear with pride and show your support
  • Hot pasty at the start
  • Beer along the route
  • Beer at the finish line
  • Curry in the clubhouse 
  • The best atmosphere in North Devon to watch the England v Wales Six Nations game

Your entry fee only covers the cost of staging such a large scale event and offering such a great day out. It is your sponsorship, fundraising or donation which will make a difference to local people who need the support of North Devon Hospice.

 Ball Pint Pasty Hat

Your motivation

Why take part in Rugby Ramble? It's quite simple; other local people need your support.

There are local people who are facing the end of their life, but your support means they can be properly cared for, pain-free, and able to create lasting memories with their loved ones in their final months, weeks or days.

Another vital part of the work of the hospice is supporting people who are facing the loss of a loved one. So your support means people like Steve from Barnstaple can access counselling following the loss of his wife...

It's time for us to band together and walk in support of each other because someday we could all be in the position of needing support from North Devon Hospice.

Every pound you raise will make a difference to someone local who is facing a tough time. So please step out to show your support, to provide care and comfort to those who need it.

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The event is open to all over 18 years of age.

Your registration fee only covers the cost of staging such a large scale event. With your entry, you get 2x free pints, a pasty at the start, curry at the finish and of course your Rugby Ramble hat to wear with pride.

Please note that this year we are staggering start times for the walk. Please choose either a 1 pm or 1:30 pm start time with your ticket. 

It is your sponsorship and fundraising efforts that will help local people who are facing the end of their life, or facing the loss of a loved one. 

Raising money

Rugby Ramble is a sponsored event, where all funds raised by you will help local patients and families being cared for by North Devon Hospice. There is a suggested minimum target of £50, and you can choose how you achieve this; either by raising sponsorship from family and friends, doing some fundraising (like a raffle at work), or simply making a donation yourself.

We are sure it will be easy to hit your target because once you register we'll send you handy hints and tips to help you smash it. Here are just a few easy ways in which you can hit your target:

1) The easiest thing is to set up a JustGiving page. Share this with your friends, family and colleagues via email and social media, and watch the donations pour in.

2) Hold a small fundraising event, such as a raffle at work or a quiz at the pub. This is an easy way to raise money if you feel you can't ask people for sponsorship (here are some fundraising tips to help you out too!)

3) You could even make a donation if that's what you feel most comfortable doing.
Every pound raised from your Rugby Ramble sponsorship will help North Devon Hospice care for local people right here in your local community.

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Can we help?

Jadeen Lowe

Community Fundraiser

01271 344248