The Big Walk 2021

Pace / The Big Walk 2021

The BIG Walk 24 April 2021


By taking part in the BIG Walk you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside along the Ridgeway as well as making a BIG impact!

Challenge yourself to take on the full 18-mile route, or one of the shorter distances, and help transform the lives of the inspirational children and young people at Pace.

By taking part you will be helping us to provide life changing support to over 350 children and young people.

The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway offers a journey through magnificent scenery as well as a passage through time. It is an ancient track which was used by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers.

The distinctive landscape of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the most undulating with several climbs in and out of valleys and is therefore the most strenuous part of The Ridgeway, but don’t worry, it’s not that tough!

From Watlington, the trail is relatively flat for the first five miles before a steep climb up Chinnor Hill. At the summit, you are treated to breathtaking panoramic views. There is also a nature reserve which is home to rare wildflowers during spring and summer, as well as birds such as red kites and kestrels.

The trail then winds through fields, past small woodlands and along the southern edge of Princes Risborough. As you leave the small town behind, you begin another tough climb up to the summit of Brush Hill; a nature reserve with lovely views over the Chilterns and an important habitat for wildlife, flowers, and birds.

You descend to the road and then make another ascent over Grangelands and Pulpit Hill and eventually to the highest viewpoint in the Chilterns, Coombe Hill. From the summit of Coombe Hill, you experience wonderful views over the Aylesbury Vale.  You then make a short descent into Wendover.

The Superhero Mile

Our new one mile accessible route for children and adults is being added to our BIG walk!

A fun, family friendly event which is open to all ages and abilities – where small steps can make a BIG difference.

Dress as your favourite superhero (optional) and whether you are superman or super gran, we will clap, cheer and support our superheroes as they walk around the grounds of the John Colet School.

All in aid of our superheroes at Pace!


Event details

Find out all the event details here including more about each individual route, registration times and start times.

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Every penny you raise helps us support disabled children and young people to achieve greater independence.

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Got questions? Find out more about the walk in our FAQ section.

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By walking for Pace you will be making a huge difference to our incredible children, who continue to challenge themselves every single day.

To raise funds for your BIG walk,  simply update your online fundraising page and share! If 10 friends, donate just £10 we could fund a specialist therapy session for a baby who has had a difficult start in life.