Our teams are going to be walking the Welsh Coast for more than two months through hundreds of Welsh communities, large and small. WOW is the perfect opportunity for communities to come together to raise funds for this amazing cause, to have fun and to bring people together to welcome the Walkers as they pass through.
Events can take all forms. A cake bake, sponsored car wash or pub quiz can raise hundreds of pounds; beach barbeques, concerts and fetes can raise even more: there are hundreds of ways you can get involved and support us. If you would like to host an event to support WOW, you can advertise it here - please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look below, click on the red arrow and see what events are taking place close to you.
Events Prior to the Walk
- 04AugFamily Funday, Chester Racecourse
Walk on Wales will have a stand at the Family Funday
- 06AugRyan Jones Testimonial Raceday, Ffos Las, Llanelli
Come and support the Ryan Jones Testimonial Raceday at Ffos Las and place your bets on the 3.15 pm Walk on Wales Handicap!
- 13AugAnglesey Show
The Anglesey Show will take place on 13/14 August and Walk on Wales will have a stand at the Show.
Stage - 1 25-28 Aug: Cardiff Bay to Chepstow read more
- 25AugCardiff Bay - Peterstone Wentlooge
See your event here
- 25AugLaunch of the Walk
Following the service at 1100 at Llandaff Cathedral when the baton will be blessed, the walkers will set off from the Senedd at 1400 at the start of the Walk.
- 26AugPeterstone Wentlooge - Goldcliff
See your event here
- 26AugBangor-on-Dee Bank Holiday Race Meeting
Walk on Wales Exit Collection to be held at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse
- 27AugGoldcliff - Black Rock
See your event here
- 28AugBlack Rock - Chepstow
See your event here
Stage - 2 29 Aug-2 Sept: Chester to Bangor read more
- 29AugChester - Flint
- 29AugWalk on Wales North Wales Launch, Chester Racecourse
Family friendly launch of Walk on Wales in North Wales at the start of Stage 2 of the Walk to be led by Garrison Sergeant Major Bill Mott. Band of the Welsh Guards, fun fair, inflatable assault course, historical military vehicle desplay, Forces 80 re-enactment group and lots more.
Time: From 0930 (walkers will depart at 1000)
Refreshments: Chester Racecourse pub will be serving food and refreshments all day
Come and join in the fun!
- 29AugWalk on Wales Night, Deeside Naval Club, Connah's Quay
Starting at 8pm, a great evening of music and entertainment!
Get your dancing shoes on and come over to the Deeside Naval Club for a great evening in aid of Walk on Wales dedicated to Malcolm Wigley.
- 30AugFlint - Prestatyn
Sponsored by Medico-Legal Conference
- 31AugPrestatyn - Rhos-on-Sea
Sponsored by Coastline Taxis (JWS Cars Ltd)
- 31AugCharity Ball at Rhuddlan Golf Club
To be held at Rhuddlan Golf Club
Three course meal, cheese and biscuits, coffee and chocolates.
Charity Auction and Raffle.
Singer and Band.
£50 per person.
Rhuddlan Golf Club
Premier Inn. Morfa Rhuddlan 0871 5278932
Kinmel Manor Hotel Abergele 01745 832014
Beaches Hotel Prestatyn 01745 853072
All proceeds of the charity ball, auction and raffle will go to Walk on Wales.
For tickets and information:
E mail: email@example.com
- 31AugCheese and Wine Reception at Glan Conwy Church House
To be held at Glan Conwy Church House at 7pm
Cheese and Wine Evening with raffle
Ticket Price: £5 to include a glass of wine
Admission by ticket only
Tickets available from Mary Oliver tel: 01492 593898
- 01SepConwy Council Civic Reception
Conwy Council are holding an "Evening with Bill Mott" at the George Hotel, Llandudno in aid of Walk on Wales, with drinks and canapes.
Time: 7.30pm for 8pm
Venue: George Hotel, Llandudno
Contact: Steve Jones on 07714 038698 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 01SepThe Llandudno Light Parade
The Llandudno Light Parade is a mass rally of GoldWing motobikes, the largest of its kind in Europe. This year it is taking place in Llandudno on 31 August and 1 September 2013 and on Sunday 1 September the Walk will be passing through Llandudno. The GoldWing motobikes will line up their bikes along Llandudno Promenade on Sunday morning from about 09.30 am to form a guard of honour for the walkers as they make their way along the promenade.
- 01SepRhos-on-Sea - Penmaenmawr
- 02SepPenmaenmawr - Bangor
- 03SepBangor - This is a rest day
- 03SepLaunch of Stage 3, 3 September 2013 - 16:30 to 19:30 Anglesea Arms Hotel
The Anglesey Arms Hotel, Mona Road, LL59 5EA Menai Bridge are very kindly hosting a launch for Stage 3. They will be providing a buffet and live entertainment will be provided by the fabulously talented 12 year old Katie Lou from Prestatyn.
Please invite all your family and friends. Sign up via Facebook (click here) in order for the team leader of Leg 3 - Keith Lewis - to know if you intend to come so that the hotel can cater for us. This will be a great opportunity for us all to meet each other prior to leg 3.
- 03SepGalahad Lifeboat, Beaumaris
Geoff Williams, the owner of Galahad Lifeboat, has kindly offered to transport the baton across Menai Straits and to give members of the public a ride on the lifeboat for a donation to Walk on Wales.
Further details to follow.
Stage - 3 4-9 Sept: Bangor to Four Mile Bridge read more
- 04SepBangor - Red Wharf Bay
- 05SepRed Wharf Bay - Bryn Fuches
- 06SepBryn Fuches - Wylfa
- 07SepWylfa - Llanfachraeth
- 08SepLlanfachraeth - South Stack
- 09SepSouth Stack - Four Mile Bridge
- 09SepWalk on Wales Track Day, Anglesey Circuit
A track day is being held at the fantastic Anglesey Circuit for historic, classic sports and contemporary track day cars with all proceeds going to Walk on Wales. Either bring your own car, drive a Lotus Elise or be a passenger in a supercar to drive or be driven around this spectacular track.
For further details call Annette on 01407 811400 or email email@example.com
- 10SepHolyhead - This is a rest day
Stage - 4 11-16 Sept: Four Mile Bridge to Whistling Sands read more
- 11SepFour Mile Bridge - Aberffraw
Day 16 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Sgt John Arty.
- 12SepAberffraw - Foel Farm
Day 17 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Sgt Will Hughes.
- 13SepFoel Farm - Y Felinheli
Day 18 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Mike Dunphy.
- 14SepY Felinheli - Clynnog Fawr
Day 19 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Tony Keeble.
- 14SepAn Evening of Music and Celebration at Nefyn Golf Club
An evening of live music and entertainment at Nefyn & District Golf Club, Morfa Nefyn.
Time: 7.30 pm
Contact: Mike Metcalf on 07771 834650
- 15SepClynnog Fawr - Morfa Nefyn
Day 20 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Private R W Middlewick.
- 16SepMorfa Nefyn - Whistling Sands
Day 21 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Andrew Walker.
- 17SepNefyn - This is a rest day
Stage - 5 18-23 Sept: Whistling Sands to Shell Island read more
- 18SepWhistling Sands (Porth Oer) - Plas yn Rhiw
Day 22 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Private A M Connett.
- 19SepPlas yn Rhiw - Abersoch
Day 23 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Private M A Jones.
- 20SepAbersoch - Abererch
Day 24 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of CM M W Rollins.
- 21SepAbererch - Porthmadog
Day 25 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of LCpl Tony Burke.
- 22SepPorthmadog - Llandecwyn
Day 26 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of LCpl A R Streatfield.
- 23SepLlandecwyn - Shell Island
Day 27 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Chris King.
- 24SepHarlech - This is a rest day
Stage - 6 25-30 Sept: Shell Island to New Quay read more
- 21SepCharity Dinner at Y Talbot, The Square, Tregaron
Three course dinner with coffee and petit fours
Tickets: £40.00 per head
Contact: Aled Jones on 01570 422233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 25SepShell Island - Fairbourne
Day 28 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Private John Brackpool.
- 26SepFairbourne - Tywyn
Day 29 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Gareth Nicholson.
- 27SepPub Quiz at the White Lion Hotel, Machynlleth
The White Lion Hotel, Machynlleth are very kindly holding a pub quiz in aid of Walk on Wales at 8 pm on Friday evening.
- 27SepTywyn - Machynlleth
Day 30 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Lt Mark Evison.
- 28SepMachynlleth - Borth
Day 31 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Maj Sean Birchall.
- 28SepWalk on Wales Military Fun Day, Queens Square & Llwyn Isaf, Wrexham
Wrexham Town Centre will host the Walk on Wales Fun Day on Saturday 28 September from 10am to 4pm.
Plans are in place for a town centre market, a selection of craft and produce stalls and lots of fun activities including an inflatable assault course.
The band stand will have live music and for those with an interest in all things military there will be vehicles, uniforms and decommissioned weapons.
Collections will be made during the day for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal and Combat Stress.
Anyone interested in having a stall at the event contact email@example.com or telephone 01978 292536.
For more information see:
- 29SepBorth - Llanrhystud
Day 32 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of LSgt Toby Fasfous.
- 30SepLlanrhystud - New Quay
Day 33 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Mike Marks.
- 01OctNew Quay - This is a rest day
Stage - 7 2-7 Oct: New Quay to Whitesands Bay read more
- 02OctNew Quay - Tresaith
Day 34 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Nigel Rowberry.
- 03OctTresaith - St Dogmaels
Day 35 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of LCpl B C Bullers.
- 04OctSt Dogmaels - Newport
Day 36 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Ian Dale.
- 04OctThe Brawl in Berea 2013
The Brawl in Berea 2013 is being held this year in aid of Walk on Wales. Following last year's success, they were going to give the brawl a break until 2014, but the opportunity to support WOW and hold the event during local lad, Jim Salmon's Stage 7 was too good to miss!
Venue:Celtic Camping, Pwll Caerog Farm, Berea, Nr St David's, Haverfordwest, SA62 6DG
Date: Friday 4 October
Time: Doors open 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start
Tickets: £25 which includes 3 course meal, cheap bar and entertainment
Contact: Jim Salmon 07790 971504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 05OctNewport - Fishguard
Day 37 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Maj James Stenner.
- 06OctFishguard - Abercastle
Day 38 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Sgt S K Bennett.
- 07OctAbercastle - Whitesands Bay
- 08OctSt Davids - This is a rest day
Stage - 8 9-14 Oct: Whitesands Bay to Freshwater West read more
- 09OctWhitesands Bay - Lower Solva
Day 40 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Paul Fryer.
- 10OctLower Solva - St Brides
Day 41 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of LCpl Lee Davies.
- 11OctSt Brides - Dale
Day 42 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Apete Tuisovorua.
- 12OctDale - Llanstadwell
Day 43 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Chris Mordecai.
- 13OctLlandstadwell - Pwllcrochan
Day 44 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Sgt Phil Jones.
- 14OctPwllcrochan - Freshwater West
- 15OctPembroke - This is a rest day
Stage - 9 16-21 Oct: Freshwater West to Burry Port read more
- 16OctFreshwater West - Freshwater East
Day 46 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of LCpl Chris Frank Ward.
- 17OctFreshwater East - Saundersfoot
Day 47 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Gareth Poole.
- 18OctSaundersfoot - Laugharne
Day 48 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Chris Thomas.
- 19OctLaugharne - Llansteffan
Day 49 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Glen Grace.
- 19OctKids Can Do
Sue Bazan, the Community Development Worker at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, has come up with a brilliant idea: the children of the families 1Bn Welsh Guards really want to get involved with WOW, so they are going to hold their own "Walk on Wales" sponsored walk at the Barracks in Hounslow.
The event will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 19 October and everyone taking part has to wear blue!
For more details please contact Sue on 07796 628262.
- 20OctLlansteffan - Ferryside
Day 50 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Eirwen Phillips.
- 21OctFerryside - Burry Port
- 22OctLlanelli - This is a rest day
Stage - 10 23-28 Oct: Burry Port to Porthcawl read more
- 21OctPenclawdd Rugby Club
Penclawdd Rugby Club will host an evening reception for Walk on Wales during which the Penclawdd Brass Band will entertain guests. Food and refreshments will be served.
Time: 7.00 pm
- 23OctBurry Port - Penclawdd
Day 52 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm David Thomas.
- 24OctPenclawdd - Llangennith
Day 53 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm James Weaver.
- 25OctLlanennith - Port Eynon
Day 54 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Brian Jasper.
- 25OctWelsh Guards Association Golf Day
Welsh Guards Association Golf Day at Fairwood Park Golf Club, Gower, Swansea, South Wales, SA2 7JN. The day will consist of an 18 hole stable ford competition, playing for the Effion Jones Trophy. The golf day will be followed by an evening function with Simps Hospitality providing the band and food, at which all the Walk on Wales team and walkers will be present.
11.00 Tea, Coffee and bacon roll
12.00 First Tee Off
17.30 Prize Giving
19.30 Evening Function
Golf Day and Evening Function: £20
Evening Function only: £5 for members of Fairwood Park Golf Club, £10 non members
Tel: 01792 298279 or mob: 07764 531125
Westwinds Bed & Breakfast located next door to the Golf Club
Tel: 01792 281573
- 26OctPort Eynon - Mumbles
Day 55 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of LCpl Phil Sweet.
- 27OctMumbles - Aberavon
Day 56 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of LCpl Dane Elson.
- 27OctCharity Lunch and Family Walk, Towers Hotel & Spa, Swansea Bay
The Towers Hotel & Spa in Swansea Bay are organising a Sunday lunch in aid of Walk on Wales. After lunch people can join the walkers to walk from the Hotel to the end of the day's walk at the RNLI building in Aberavon
Tickets: £15.00 per person for a two course Sunday Lunch
Contact: The Towers Hotel & Spa on 01792 814155
- 28OctAberavon - Porthcawl
Day 57 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Ray Thomas.
- 29OctPorthcawl - This is a rest day
Stage - 11 30 Oct-2 Nov: Porthcawl to Cardiff Bay read more
- 30OctPorthcawl - Dunraven Bay
Day 58 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of LCpl Steve Newbury.
- 31OctDunraven Bay - Aberthaw
Day 59 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Mark Gibby.
- 01NovAberthaw - Swanbridge
Day 60 of the Walk is dedicated to the memory of Gdsm Craig Roderick.
- 02NovSwanbridge - Cardiff Bay
Day 61 is the final day of the Walk and is dedicated to the memory of Lt Col Rupert Thorneloe.
- 02NovThe Homecoming, Saturday 2 November
We will all meet on Saturday at the Captain's Wife in Sully at 9am.
Parking is very restricted so we would recommend that everyone either makes arrangements to get a lift or come by bus on the 94 bus route from Cardiff City Centre to Sully. Alternatively, parking is available at Cosmeston Country Park which is approximately 1.5 miles from the start.
We have a few stops on the way for refreshments and will arrive in Cardiff Bay at approximately 1315.
The walkers will be met by the Band of the Welsh Guards at the Barrage who will march them all to the steps of the Senedd for a brief homecoming ceremony.
Finally, there will be a reception in a marquee in the Bay for all the walkers.
- 08NovDinner at Cardiff Arms Park
A dinner is being held at Cardiff Arms Park, Cardff to mark the end of the Walk.
Four course meal, entertainment and disco.
£25 per head or £250 per table
Cardiff Arms Park
All money raised will be donated to Walk on Wales.