Winter Walkies 2019

Sunday 24th February 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Clare Hospice

Calling all dog lovers!

Stay ahead of the pack by joining us for our popular annual Winter Walkies event on Sunday 24th February 2019.

From Cockapoos and Cocker Spaniels to Pugs and Poodles, 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, including competitions for dogs and owners as well as a children’s quiz, before the pooch parade sets off from the Hospice at 11:00am.

The procession of walkers and pets will then wind its way across the beautiful Essex countryside before returning back to the Hospice where all walkers will be greeted with a cup of hot soup and a roll.

Dog rosettes and treats will also be handed our afterwards, along with certificates for children. Other refreshments will be on sale.

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.

Please also remember to check the weather on the day, and ensure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as it is likely there will be plenty of muddy feet and paws.

Entry for Winter Walkies is £10 for adults and £5 for children or £27.50 for a family of four.

Winter Walkies 2019 is kindly sponsored by Epping-based vets, Forest Veterinary Centre.

Sign up for Winter Walkies on the day!

The registration desk will be open from 10am on Sunday 24th February, right here at the Hospice where Winter Walkies takes place. You are more than welcome to sign up on the day!

Our Cutest Canine Competition is now CLOSED!

On Friday 25th January 2019, the winner of our annual Cutest Canine Competition was chosen. Meet Elsa – the 4 year old Pug who will be leading the pack at Winter Walkies Sunday 24th February 2019! Elsa and her lucky human will also receive a wonderful hamper of doggy goodies to celebrate their win.

Check back next year to enter this super-cute competition! Thank you!

Emma BroadbentFor more information on taking part in this fantastically furry event, get in touch with our Events Fundraiser Emma Broadbent on 01279 773754 or email 


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