Winter Walkies 2022

Sunday 27th February 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Clare Hospice
A brown, grey and white dog

Stay ahead of the pack by coming along to Winter Walkies!

From Boxers to Beagles, Greyhounds to Golden Retrievers, all pups are welcome. Dozens of dogs of all shapes and sizes are set to take part in our sponsored 5km countryside walk.

There will be doggy-friendly fun and games for all the family. You and man’s best friend can enjoy lots of fun activities, before the pooch parade sets off at 11:00am.

The Winter Walkies route starts at the Hospice, winding through the Essex countryside before returning. When you get back to the Hospice, you’ll be able to enjoy a cup of hot soup and a roll. And for the pooches? Dog rosettes and treats! Other refreshments will also be on sale.

Please note…

Anyone is welcome to join us for Winter Walkies – whether you are a pet owner or not. But if you are bringing a canine companion, then please remember to bring bags for their waste. Please note that the route is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

P.S. Remember to check the weather on the day! Ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear, as it is likely there will be plenty of muddy feet and paws.

Winter Walkies 2020 is kindly sponsored by Epping-based vets, Forest Veterinary Centre.

Book your ticket now

Entry for Winter Walkies is £10 for adults and £5 for children. Or, £27.50 for a family of four. Every penny goes towards our vital palliative care and bereavement services for local people.

Want to go the extra mile?

Don’t worry, we won’t have you walking an extra route! But if you do want to go the distance for St Clare, then we gratefully suggest raising sponsorship in our aid. By collecting donations from friends or family, to sponsor you on your walk, you’re helping us go the extra mile for those we support at the Hospice.

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Our Cutest Canine Competition

Facebook, Instagram – to you, we call… Who is the cutest of them all? Yes, it’s back! Our Cutest Canine Competition returns to a phone screen near you in January 2022.

We invite ALL Winter Walkies participants to send us a photo of their impressive pup to enter the competition. On Monday 24th January, we’ll post all your pooch pics onto Facebook and Instagram. Then, on Friday 28th January, the dog with the most ‘Likes’ and ‘Comments’ on their photo WINS!!!

The queen/king of the cuties will receive a generous doggie hamper and will get to lead the pack at Winter Walkies.

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Get in touch

Challenges & Events Fundraiser Dani De'ath For more information on taking part in this fantastically furry event, get in touch with our Challenges & Events Fundraiser on 01279 773738 or email

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