Aug 26 2016

The BIG Walk Sunderland, 25th September


THE BIG Walk, the most popular event of the Active Sunderland programme of events, is on Sunday 25 September. 

It starts at 10am in Herrington Country Park. Entries are now open online and your entry fee includes a rucksack, medal, goody bag and access to FREE family fun activities within the park.

Entries can be made for a choice of three different circular routes all starting and finishing in the park. Walkers can enjoy some fantastic views as they visit some of Sunderland’s most attractive locations.

To enter the Active Sunderland BIG Walk or for further information visit

Wearside Role Model of the Year and local celebrity Katie Bulmer-Cooke is giving a pre-walk warm-up for all the strollers.

Katie said: “The Active Sunderland programme of participation events has its emphasis very much on having a fun and healthy experience. Walking is a great way for families to have an enjoyable time and at the same time get fitter together.

“I’d encourage everyone to come along and take part in what is a fantastic event.”

Every year hundreds of people – young and old – take part in the annual walk that was first held in 2012.

Councillor John Kelly, Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, added: “It is great to have an event such as this which gives everyone the opportunity to explore some of our best known landmarks and enjoy some fantastic scenery.

“Our routes take walkers through a number of curious and intriguing historical sites and some fantastic areas for wildlife.”

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The three mile walk is £10, the seven-and-a-half mile is walk £11 and the 11.5 mile walk is £12.

Please note: some parts of the walk are not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Closing date for entries is Monday 19 September 2016.


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