The Great Somerset Night Walk, 17th September 2016

Everything you need to know for on the night...

Parking and registration:

Free parking is available at Yeovil Town Football Club (BA22 8YF).

Please report to the registration desk on arrival between 7pm and 7.45pm. To register, all you need to do is let our Events Team know the name of the person who booked your place.

When you register you will be given your free t-shirt. There will be the opportunity for you to decorate your t-shirt with neon pens and glow in the dark stickers, so you can dedicate the walk to someone special.

You will also be able to purchase lots of beautiful merchandise to ensure you are glowing and bright as you step out into the night!

The walk:

The Great Somerset Night Walk will begin at 8pm and should be a spectacular sight as hundreds of you set off in your brightest gear.

The walk includes some roads which will be open to the public so please always observe the highway code and keep yourself safe at all times. There will be advisory notices for motorists along the course as well as direction signs and marshals to help guide you throughout the evening. There will also be check points along the route, so please make sure that you check in at these points as they are there for your safety.

As this is a Night Walk through the Somerset countryside there will be some dark sections of the course; you will be walking through the grounds of Montacute House, parts of Montacute and Stoke Sub Hamdon. It is your responsibility to ensure you are visible and able to light your own way so we strongly advise that you wear high-viz material and you must bring a head torch or hand held torch. We will have a small amount of these available for you to purchase on the night. We reserve the right to stop you from participating if we feel you are at risk due to visibility.

If you would like to view a map of the route, please click here.

Food and drink:

The Prince of Wales pub at Ham Hill are very kindly putting on a BBQ for walkers to purchase a late night snack and refreshments. The pub are also kindly giving St. Margaret's a donation from this.

After stopping at the Prince of Wales we ask that you get moving shortly after your break as we will no longer have marshals or signs on the course after midnight. Please note that if you decide to carry on with your walk after this time, you will be doing so at your own risk.

Additional information:

  • Please be respectful of your environment at all times and take any litter home with you.
  • Please avoid going into the car parks at Ham Hill due to the poor nature of the ground and lack of lighting!
  • In case of an emergency, please ring the contact number on the map which you will be given on the evening.
  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead and wear something reflective. Please remember your poop bags!
  • Please make sure you check-in at the end of the walk where your goody bag and medal awaits you.
  • The weather's looking good - click here to check the forecast.

Social media:

We'd love to see your photos and read your stories from the night on social media. Please share them using #GreatSomersetNightWalk. Plus, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see the photos that we take on the night and to keep up to date with our latest news.

Sponsorship:

Thank you to everyone who has been raising sponsorship for us - please keep going! If you haven't raised any sponsorship yet, there's still time.

• £30 pays for an hour's telephone support from a Registered Nurse to a carer or GP
• £50 pays for an hour's physiotherapy session on breathing techniques
• £100 pays for a home visit from one our specialist nurses assisting with pain control

Click here to download a sponsorship form

Click here to set up an online sponsorship page

Click here for fundraising ideas

You can also text GSNW16 £5 (or an amount of your choice) to 70070 if you would like to make a donation towards the event's sponsorship total.

The money you raise helps St. Margaret's Hospice continue to make each day count for patients and families across Somerset.

On arriving at St. Margaret's Hospice on a sunny Monday afternoon and seeing the lovely facilities, stunning gardens and more importantly amazing staff, we instantly knew it was such a special place to spend those last few weeks as a family.

We look forward to seeing you at the Great Somerset Night Walk!