‘Walk for Wag’ 2024 is on Saturday, 14th September 2024! Save the date!
We're moving our walk from Kielder this year to the beautiful Derwent Reservoir & Waterside!
As well as raising important funds, it's a chance for everyone to get together, older friends too, walk 8km - with or without a dog - along the stunning Derwent Waterside, knowing that every sponsored step you take provides Wag friends for elderly dog lovers in our communities!
Save the date for a great fun day out! Online registration opens on Monday 3rd of June - don't miss it!
About the walk
Indisputably one of the most beautiful walks in England, the Walk for Wag at Derwent is an 8 kilometre sponsored walk (5 miles) along the Derwent Reservoir and Waterside.
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 8 km walk takes about 1.5 hours at a moderate pace and the 3 km about half an hour. Both walks are on generally good terrain and the 3km walk is wheelchair accessible.
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 but we rely on your fundraising.
The parking charges, Walk for Wag t shirts, special doggie bandanas, chocolate snacks and dog biscuits to keep you going are all provided.
So we need everyone who takes part to fundraise raise or donate to enable our work.
It's a great day out with lots going on, a tombola, our Super Prize Raffle, a spectacular cake stand, our new Waggie Tails Fun Dog Show, a face painter, a number of our older friends and the Northumbria Police Dog section; our friend PD Jinger is part of the Wag family!
Can’t wait to see you there!
It's a great day out!
We 'Walked for Wag' at Kielder Reservoir in 2023!
We were delighted to see so many people back at Kielder in September 2023!
Together we raised an amazing £6,700 supports 17 Visiting Wag Teams regularly visiting older dog lovers for a whole year right across our region! Thank you all!!
Grateful to everyone who took part, walking or volunteering, the team at Landal Kielder Waterside, Northumbrian Water, Sean and the team at Arco: Experts In Safety and all those who volunteered, marshalled, supported and sponsored our walkers too. Every single penny raised really makes a difference.
Please save the date to join us to Walk for Wag on 14 SEPTEMBER 2024! #walkforwag2024
If you'd rather create your own fundraising walk for Wag, at any time and in any place to suit you, just register here and we'll help you Walk for Wag Anywhere.. you like!
We realise that not everyone who wants to support Wag can make it to Kielder each September, but no need to worry!
Now you can help us support older dog lovers in our communities by creating your own walks any time and anywhere you like..
Take a walk on the Wag side...
When you Walk for Wag, you’re not only helping to end loneliness in our communities...
it’s great fun too!