Grand Union Canal Walk 2017 for Brain Tumour Research

Saturday 30th September 2017

The Grand Union at the Three Locks, Stoke Hammond: Leighton Road, Stoke Hammond, United Kingdom



Brain Tumour Research's Gran Union Canal Walk 2017!


Once again we have our wonderful 11 mile Canal Walk on the beautiful Grand Union Canal from The Three Locks Pub Stoke Hammond through to The Grove Locks Leighton Buzzard. We stop off for a drink where you are welcome to bring a picnic that can be consumed along the canal (partnerships with the pubs have been very sucessful so please respect this and do not consume picnics on or near the pub grounds) , before returning back to The Three Locks in Stoke Hammond. 

This event is designed to be a slow paced family event where all can be involved and meet other friends and supporters of Brain Tumour Research. It is a fundraising event where we ask individuals to raise £100 sponsorship with the aim of funding a day of vital research on brain tumours. Please note that those below the age of 18 must be the responsibility of an accompanying adult.

Together, we can make a difference to the 16,000 people in the UK diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.

Event details and schedule

Brain Tumour Research: Canal Walk 2017

Meet time/location and parking: 9.15am at the Grand Union at the Three Locks, Leighton Rd, Stoke Hammond, Buckinghamshire MK17 9DDHere there is public parking (please be aware your vehicles are left at their own risk). There will be bacon butties on sale to start your day.

Walk Information: The walk is along the beautiful Grand Union Canal, up to The Grove Lock near Leighton Buzzard. You can bring a picnic but please respect the relationship and support we have with the pubs involved and do not consume these on or near the pub grounds. There are plenaty of beautiful spots to sit and eat along the way. Then the remainder of the course is to return along the same tow path back to the Grand Union at the Three Locks. The total distance is in the region of 11 miles.  They will be once again putting on a Charity menu and Ales with a percentage going to Brain Tumout Research.

Waivers and Participation: You must sign both the Brain Tumour Research waiver and the Active Works waiver in order to participate. Please note that if you are below the age of 18 you are required to walk with an appointed responsible adult who must sign the waivers on your behalf. We welcome families; please ensure responsibility for children and be aware that this is an 11 mile course which may affect their ability to complete the event. You must walk as part of a group, solo walkers may join groups but not walk alone.

What to Bring: Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothing and footwear to walk 11 miles, including preparation for extreme's in weather - both hot and cold. You MUST have a working mobile phone with each group and provide the number of this phone to the organisers. Please bring enough liquid for adequate hydration throughout the course. You may also bring a picnic to be consumed in public places but please take your litter home with you. You may wish to bring money to buy a lunch at The Three Locks pub or bacon butties in the morning.

Finishing TimeThis is dependant on the pace at which you walk but we expect this to be between 2.30pm and 5pm. You MUST sign out with organisers on completion of the course.

Fundraising: We aim to fundraise for a day of research through this event (£2740) and we would love for you to get involved and help us do so. The amount recommended to be fundraised per an individual is £100. You can contact Paula at or phone on 07710390796 for any help or advise.

Thank you: You are helping to give hope to the 16,000 people in the UK diagnosed with a brain tumour every year. Together, we can make a difference!


Organised by

Brain Tumour Research


Phone: 01908 867200

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