The Big Dog Walk

Ready to set out on the best dog walk you’ll have this year? Come and join as at your nearest Big Dog Walk event! These walks are organised in a safe way in the great outdoors, set at some of the UK’s most beautiful private parks. Choose a time and challenge for you and your dog and then explore everything the event has to offer, from have-a-go activities to dogs shows, grooming, shopping and refreshments!

This year we have partnered with The Big Dog Walk and have a limited number of free places for each event, so come and join us! These events are a great way to get out and about with your four-legged friend whilst also helping to raise funds for all the wonderful dogs in our care. If you raise £50, we’ll send you your very own Dogs Trust bandana for your pooch!

You can find some more information and register for your chosen event below.

With each walk, choose between 2km, 5km and 10km distances. There’s also a Puppy Socialisation Walk to give you the opportunity to introduce your new addition to other dogs and socialise them in a safe and organised way.


Harewood House- Yorkshire- 27th June 2021

Join us at the wonderful Harewood House, nestled in West Yorkshire between Leeds and the beautiful town of Harrogate. It’s just a stone’s throw from Wetherby and the A1. You can find all the information about timings here:

To register for your free place, please Register Here  


Pollok Country Park- Glasgow- 22nd August 2021

Pollok Country Park is located in the South West of Glasgow City - just three miles from the centre and is Glasgow's largest park! You can find all the information about timings here:

To register for your free place, please Register Here  


St Clere- Kent- 3rd October 2021

St Clere Estate is situated in the lovely town of Sevenoaks, just off the M26. Come an join us as this beautiful location! You can find all the information about timings here:

To register for your free place, please Register Here


Hylands Park- Essex- 17th October 2021

Join us at the lovely Hylands Park in Chelmsford, in the heart of Essex and just a short journey from London. You can find all the information about timings here:

To register for your free place, Register Here


How do I fundraise?

We recommend that you set up a JustGiving page as the best way to fundraise for this event. Once you have registered, you will be automatically directed to JustGiving to set up your page. If you choose to skip this step, you can always set your page up later by visiting this link and clicking on ‘start fundraising’:

If you’d like to request a sponsor form for offline donations, please feel free to email us at [email protected]

Is there a minimum sponsorship target?

No there isn’t a minimum sponsorship target and we instead encourage you to raise as much as you can for all the wonderful dogs in our care! If you raise £50, you’ll receive a Dogs Trust bandana for your four-legged friend.

How do I get a bandana?

If you raise over £50, we’ll send you a bandana for your pooch to wear! Unfortunately, we can only send out one bandana once you raise over £50. However, there will be bandanas available to buy at the event if you’d like more than one.

How do I register?

Choose the event you’d like to attend and click on the ‘register here’ button. You will receive a confirmation email with a code and a link to The Big Dog Walk website, where you will be able to complete your registration and confirm your place! You will also be able to choose your preferred walk time. Instructions on how to complete your registration will be included in your confirmation email.

You can register up to 2 adults per form. If there are more than 2 adults attending the event together, you will need to fill in another registration form. Children are more than welcome to attend the dog walk events but don’t need to fill in a registration form.

What does my ticket include?

All tickets include:

  • An exclusive Big Dog Walk accessory for your dog’s lead    
  • A rosette and digital certificate for completing your walk
  • Goodies and treats for your dogs at the walk
  • Entry to all have-a-go activities 
  • Dogs get free entry
  • Parking
  • Entry to parks and estates
What if I have more than one dog?

You are welcome to bring more than one dog with you to the event.

Is it going to be covid secure?

Yes! All of the events will be COVID safe and the event organisers have put a number of measures in place to ensure the safety of all humans and dogs attending. You can find more information about keeping safe at these events here:

Are the walks wheelchair friendly?

Unfortunately, due to the terrain and varying weather conditions, we cannot guarantee the walks will be suitable for wheelchair users. To view the event’s full Accessibility information, please visit:

If you have any further questions, please have a look at The Big Dog Walk website: or feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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