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71 walks in 1 day using the unique Welsh Coastal Path & Offa’s Dyke

TheWelsh1000walk is a major event that aims to circumnavigate Wales including Anglesey.

The aim is to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Society.   

The event will be held on Saturday 22nd April 2017.The first event raised £17,000.00 for Alzheimer’s Society plus gained Welsh national and regional media coverage

The walk was a huge success. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, the weather stayed fine and the 16 miles was completed in a satisfactory 6½ hours, including snacks and photo stops” Krysia Groves leader Porthcawl to Aberavon 2016

Iolo Williams: Welsh naturalist & TV presenter calls Welsh walkers to join theWelsh1000walk 

“I was delighted to join one of the walks last year. My late father lived with dementia, so I have first-hand experience of the devastation it causes. The work of the Alzheimer’s Society is crucial in helping to improve treatment for people living with dementia today and search for a cure for tomorrow. Fresh air, exercise and meeting new people are key stimulators for our mental health, so I am thrilled that I can continue to support theWelsh1000walk and urge people to sign up and raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society.”

Iolo Williams: Welsh naturalist & TV Presenter

I am delighted theWelsh1000walk has chosen to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society. This ambitious fundraiser is run entirely by volunteers and I would love to see hundreds of people sign-up and walk a stretch of the beautiful Welsh coastal path, to help support the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK.”

Jeremy Hughes: CEO Alzheimer’s Society

Registration donation fee in 2017 will be £10.00 for over 18’s and discretionary £1.00 for under 18’s.

The Walks

71 walks will take place on Saturday 22nd April 2017. In total over a 1000 people will combine to walk a distance of 1057 miles. The walks will follow the inspiring Welsh coastal path including Anglesey. In addition, the historic Offa’s Dyke trail will be used to completely circumnavigate Wales. Each of the walks will have a maximum of 12 participants and be guided by a volunteer leader with knowledge of the route. For more information on each walk and how to sign up, please go to the dedicated Walks page. Once you have read and digested this, choose your route, fill in the registration form and become part of this unique event.

If you are unable to take part, you can still support this unique event by donating using the Just Giving icon at the top of the page. We thank you in advance!


Interested in being a leader for theWelsh1000walk: please click here for the leaders registration.