Walk for Wag at Kielder Water.

The ‘Walk for Wag’ at Kielder is our annual fundraising event for two and four-legged friends which takes place every year in September.

Great news, Covid-19 permitting, we'll all be walking for Wag together, along the beautiful Lakeside Way at the Kielder Waterside, on Saturday 11th September 2021; save the date!  Online registration opens here on 1st June 2021!

Walkers never regret making the journey and are always stunned by the spectacular scenery;  plus we all have a great fun day out, fundraising to enable more and more Visiting Wag Teams to visit older dog lovers across the North East of England.

Each year we have many different walkers, individuals, families with children, groups of friends, dog walking groups and colleagues from local companies.  Don't miss it!

About the walk

Indisputably one of the most beautiful walks in the UK, the Walk for Wag is a 10 kilometre sponsored walk (6.2 miles) starting at the Kielder Waterside along the Lakeside Way.

There is also a 3 kilometre (1.86 miles) walk where a shorter distance would be more appropriate for you and your children or your dogs.

The 10 km walk takes just about 2 hours at a moderate pace and the 3 km about half an hour. Both walks are on generally good terrain although it can be uneven in parts. The 3km walk is wheelchair accessible with support.

Not every walker brings a dog but the lovely dogs that do come are in all shapes and sizes, they are well socialised, they definitely aren't in season (!) and they are always held on normal walking leads.

There is no charge to take part. The parking charges, Walk for Wag t shirts, chocolate snacks and dog biscuits to keep you going are all provided. We just ask everyone who takes part to help us by contributing at least £50 to support our work either by setting up a JustGiving page, downloading a sponsorship form or making a donation.

Please come and support us at the Walk for Wag 2021, encourage your friends and family, and maybe even get your company's involved;  it's a great fun day out, in a beautiful place, for a lovely cause. Registration for the Walk for Wag 2021 will open on 1 June 2021.

Walk for Wag 2019

The final numbers came in and we were delighted that Walk for Wag 2019 raised £10,738!

Thank you so much to everyone who took part, walking or volunteering, the team at Landal Kielder Waterside and Arco: Experts In Safety and all those who supported and sponsored our walkers too. Thank you so so much, every penny raised enables more and more of our special friendships.

September 2020 was cancelled for Covid-19 reasons, so we’d love to see you again this year for another lovely day out in the beautiful Northumberland countryside; so please SAVE THE DATE, 11 SEPTEMBER 2021!  #walkforwag


If you can’t make it to Kielder or you’d like to create your own fundraising dog walk, you can register and...Walk for Wag.. Anywhere you like..!

We realise that not everyone who wants to support us will be able to make it to Kielder in September to support us on the day, but no need to worry.

Now you can support us and raise money to help end loneliness by doing your own 10km (13,000 steps) or 3km (4,000 steps) walks any time and anywhere you like.