6 Miles
Sun 21 Apr 2024 Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, UK

The Big Walk | 6 Miles

The Big Walk is back again for another successful year! Dust off your walking boots and complete a 6-mile route along The Ridgeway National Trail to help raise money for children's charity, Pace.

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  • Sun 21 Apr 2024
Princes Risborough, Princes Risborough > Wendover Memorial Hall -, Aylesbury

6 Miles



All ages

  • 6 miles


The ever-popular Big Walk takes in the ancient Ridgeway Trail, famous for being 'Britain's oldest road' and used since prehistoric times by herdsmen, soldiers and travellers.

Walkers will enjoy a fully-organised day in the hills with open views across rolling chalk downland and many sites of historic and archaeological interest along the way.

The camaraderie on the day is always uplifting, with so many hikers getting outdoors and showing their support for Pace's very own superheroes, all rounded off with a warm welcome and a hot drink on your return to base.


  • A charity challenge walk along The Ridgeway National Trail
  • Follow Britain's oldest road with its open views, archaeological monuments and white horses
  • Soak up the countryside in springtime and kick-start an active summer
  • Enter on your own, with your dog, as a family or as a team
  • Well-organised day with marshals, volunteers, t-shirts, medals and refreshments
  • The Superhero Mile is a family-friendly event on the same day - dressing up encouraged!
  • Raise sponsorship to help transform the lives of children with a neurodisability

This event is part of The Big Walk and Superhero Mile.

  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

There's a choice a three routes depending on your ability or goals. Here is the day's timetable:

6 mile walk

Princes Risborough to Wendover

  • 11:45 | Registration
  • 12:30 | Shuttle coach departs
  • 13:00 | Walk begins

12 mile walk

Chinnor to Wendover

  • 09:45 | Registration
  • 10:40 | Shuttle coach departs
  • 11:15 | Walk begins

18 mile walk

Watlington to Wendover

  • 07:15 | Registration
  • 08:10 | Shuttle coach departs
  • 09:00 | Walk begins

Fitness level

Everyone is welcome to join in! Solo hikers, fun-runners, pairs, families and teams of friends or colleagues. Hikers tackling the longer distances are especially encouraged to do some training beforehand. Going out walking in the boots you'll be wearing on the big day is highly recommended. Hill-walking is the ideal training however if you don't have access to hills nearby, your staircase at home or in the office is fine too.

Ideal for teams of friends or colleagues. Why not get a team together from your workplace and spend some time in the great outdoors.

  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Wendover Memorial Hall -
Wharf Road
HP22 6HF

Free parking

There's plenty of free parking at John Colet School.


Registration takes place at the Wendover Memorial Hall next door to the school.

  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Return transport
  • Single start
  • Water stations

The famous fine beech woodlands of the Chilterns are dominant in this area and offer a rich, green setting for the challenge walk.

From Princes Risborough the terrain is undulating as the trail climbs in and out of valleys before descending to the small, attractive town of Wendover.

It's a trail with plenty of variety and interest from sheltered slopes amongst beech trees to expansive chalk grassland with wild flowers galore plus stunning views across the Vale of Aylesbury. The route also takes in nature reserves managed by the Wildlife Trust and the National Trust with fields of crops and also sheep, cattle and horses grazing.

The woodlands make you feel like you're away from the hustle and bustle of life, even though several settlements sit close to the trail.


  • Bring your own cup
  • Plastic bottle free
  • Public transport links
  • Recycling

  • Medal
  • T-shirt
Volunteers will be serving snacks and drinks along the way to help keep you going.

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event


For many of the children at Pace just achieving independent mobility is a huge achievement and takes years of practice. Whether it’s taking one step or learning to use a motorised wheelchair the challenges they overcome to be independent are huge.

YOU can help them achieve their goals and transform the lives of children with a neurodisability like cerebral palsy by putting on your own walking shoes and joining The Big Walk.

  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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Entry fees

Entry fee


It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside

I am so pleased to be taking part in the Pace Big Walk again this year. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside in the company of friends and strangers who soon become new friends.

You meet some wonderful people

Not only is this a walk to raise funds for the brilliant charity Pace, the route passes through glorious Buckinghamshire countryside, is well planned and ‘paced’ and you meet some wonderful people. It’s become a regular in my Spring calendar.

 The welcome back is always lovely with cheering participants, music, tea and cake

We are really excited to be taking part in the Pace Big Walk again this year. I have participated in this event a couple of times and always found the event to be run really well, from communication before the event, to the event itself.  The route is well planned with appropriately placed stops along the way. The welcome back is always lovely with cheering participants, music, tea and cake, it’s always an emotional end.  The participants are always friendly and encouraging, it’s a really enjoyable day out raising funds for an amazing charity.

 Everyone was so kind, friendly and supportive

I first took part in The Big Walk two years ago and it was a fantastic experience. I was a little concerned that I may struggle to complete the distance and keep up with other walkers or just get completely lost! I need not have worried though as the route was very well planned and the entire event was expertly organised. Everyone was so kind, friendly and supportive making my first Big Walk an absolute joy to complete. It gave me a fantastic sense of achievement completing the walk and raising funds for a wonderful charity that does remarkable work with incredible children.

I highly recommend participating in this event

Taking part in the Pace Big Walk was such a rewarding experience. Not only was I able to contribute to a wonderful charity, but the scenery along the 18-mile route in Buckinghamshire was simply breathtaking. The camaraderie among fellow walkers was fantastic, and the sense of accomplishment upon completing the walk was second to none. I highly recommend participating in this event to anyone who wants to challenge themselves while supporting a great cause. Thank you, Pace, for facilitating such an incredible experience.

Other races at event

  • Sun 21 Apr
  • #2 of 4
Chinnor, Chinnor > Wendover Memorial Hall -, Aylesbury

12 Miles



All ages

  • 12 miles
  • Sun 21 Apr
  • #3 of 4
Watlington, Watlington > Wendover Memorial Hall -, Aylesbury

18 Miles



All ages

  • 18 miles
  • Sun 21 Apr
  • #4 of 4
Wendover Memorial Hall -, Aylesbury

Superhero Mile



All ages

  • 1 mile