What you need to know
The walk will begin at Himley Cricket Club (DY3 4LB) at 11am. You’ll need to sign in at the registrations desk inside the club house when you arrive so that we know you’re there and then you’ll be clearly directed to the starting point. Registration opens from 9.30am.
If possible please park at Wolverhampton Racecourse (WV6 0PE) on the day where there will be a free shuttle bus service from 8.45am to take you back to Himley Cricket Club for the start of the walk. If you would rather park at the Himley end of the route there will be limited parking available at the Dudley Arms pub and Himley Country Hotel which are located just a short walk away from Himley Cricket Club. However, please note that parking is extremely limited so wherever possible we advise that you park at Wolverhampton Racecourse. There will be a return shuttle bus available from Wolverhampton Racecourse to Himley Cricket Club until 5pm for any walkers who have parked at the Himley end of the route.
The walk will end at Wolverhampton Racecourse, where there will be lots of fun going on to welcome you over the finish line! Look out for face painting, bouncy castles, Walk For Dreams 2018 merchandise for sale and of course a place to buy a drink! There will also be the chance to grab some delicious food and re-fuel. Why not invite friends and family (even those who aren’t walking) to watch you complete the walk and join in with you for the celebrations?
Don’t miss out on this year’s official Walk For Dreams t-shirt or another piece of merchandise for this year’s walk! These will be for sale at both the start and finish line.
Other bits ‘n’ bobs to know about the day
- Toilets are located at both the start and finish venues and at two rest stops along the route: The Hollybush Inn in Penn and Sainsbury’s Raglan St.
- Water will be available at each rest stop
- Food and refreshments will be available to buy at Himley Cricket Club and the Racecourse
- St John’s Ambulance will be around throughout the day
Please make sure you keep an eye on the weather in the days preceding the walk and come prepared for all eventualities. We’d suggest you bring the following:
- A hat in case it’s sunny – you’ll be out walking for a few hours.
- A bottle of water – there will be some water stations along the route but it’s always best to have some with you in case you need extra.
- A jumper – just in case it clouds over.
- A waterproof coat – in case there are showers NB: it’s easier to walk in a group with raincoats on rather than with umbrellas.
- Suncream – better to be prepared than to get burned!
- Plasters – for blisters just in case your trainers stop being comfy.
- Snacks – there are plenty of places to stop along the route but it won’t hurt to have a couple of treats with you just in case you’re feeling low on energy.