The Weald Of Kent Rotary Club

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Come along for a great day out and to support Cancer research UK, remember 50% of your sponsorship money goes towards your chosen charity.

We Look forward to seeing you in on 8th August 2021.

The Northdowns Walk

We are currently unsure of the exact format due to the ever-changing pandemic situation but we are determined to stage the North Downs’ Walk in 2021. We cannot deprive you and Cancer Research UK of this opportunity to raise much-needed funds. We may not be able to provide food, and you may need to bring your own drinking cup/container but the walk will go ahead.

Walk registration from 8am to 11am

Regular checkpoints and refreshment stops

Why not spread the word and invite your friends and family to join you? Your dogs are also very welcome. What more could you want? A great day out set against the backdrop of the beautiful North Downs.

50% of your sponsorship money will go to Cancer Research UK, 50% to your chosen charity or cause.

Why not get your dog sponsored?

Unfortunately we are unable to provide lunch this year, it will be back next year.

Walkers can choose between 1, 3, 6 and 9 mile routes all starting and finishing at Harrietsham Village Hall (ME17 1AP) and all taking in the beautiful North Downs. The one mile route is on hardstanding and suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.


Inaugurated in 1985 the North Downs’ walk has to date attracted over 14,000 walkers and raised over £500,000 for charity including £270,000 for Cancer Research UK as a result of which the Rotary Club of the Weald of Kent received a Special Commendation in 2018 as Community Organisation of the year and was presented with CRUK’s Flame of Hope for outstanding Fund raising achievements. The walk is a wonderful opportunity to raise funds without any administrative effort as walkers can retain 50% of their sponsorship for their own favourite charity or cause.

Over the years many groups like Headcorn Brownies, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, numerous ATC squadrons and scout groups, Maidstone Baton Twirlers, Frinsted Church etc have all used the North Downs walk as a means of raising money and awareness of their needs.