The Walk of Life is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the life and memories of your loved ones.

Join The Forever Friends Appeal in 2018 for this popular walk along the Kennet and Avon canal you will be helping raise funds towards our Cancer Care Campaign, RNHRD & Therapies Centre or any other area of the Royal United Hospital, it’s up to you!

Open to both men and women, entry to the Walk of Life costs £20 per person to take part. You can sign up to join in the full marathon 26.2 miles along the beautiful Kennet and Avon canal from Bishops Cannings (Devizes) to Bath or walk 10 miles in the afternoon from Bradford-On-Avon to Bath.

Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis CBE is once again our official ambassador for the 2018 Walk of Life. Michael will be attending the walk’s starting point in Bishops Cannings to meet and greet walkers, before participants begin their marathon route from The Crown Inn along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

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+ Sign up and enter the Walk of Life 2018

Places for the Walk of Life cost £20 per person. You will also need to agree to raising a further £100 sponsorship for the charity (Terms & conditions apply)


Please note the change of distances when signing up

+ Sign up as part of a corporate challenge team

The Corporate Challenge is open to company / business teams. If you are simply taking part with friends or family please sign up for a normal place.

Take part with your colleagues, clients and suppliers in this unique team building and fundraising opportunity. Walk of Life Corporate Challenge entrants can take part in either section of the Walk of Life (26.2 miles or 10 miles) and you must enter a minimum of 3 entrants per team.  Places for the Walk of Life cost £20 per person, each walker will also need to agree to raising a further £100 sponsorship for the charity (Terms & conditions apply)

Completing the Corporate Challenge as a team gives you an opportunity to enjoy a fun day out of the office, have time for team bonding, experience an environment where companies can compete against each other in a positive and friendly way and be involved with supporting a cause that is close to the hearts of so many people!

All teams will have the opportunity to score in the Corporate Challenge Awards, but please remember there are a limited number of Corporate Challenge places available, so please sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.


This beautiful walk was created with and in memory of a wonderful lady, Vanessa Kyte, who passed away from cancer in 2007.  Every year, Vanessa’s family and friends love seeing the Walk grow and help raise even more funds for the cause that was so close to Vanessa’s heart. You can read Vanessa’s story here.


Our 2018 Sponsors

The Appeal are pleased to be working in partnership with Kier Construction and M J Church as our lead sponsors for the 2018 Walk of Life.

GoodNess Stop sponsors 

All along the 26.2mile route, refreshment stops are located every few miles to help give our walkers the encouragement and energy boost they might need. If your company is interested in sponsoring one of our ‘GoodNess’ stops in 2018, please contact Jo or Rosie on 01225 825392.

Got questions?

Many of your questions will be answered on our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page, but if you would like to know more, then please contact the Events team on 01225 821535 / email or for Corporate Challenge 01225 825392 / email

Pictures from the 2017 Walk of Life Click images to enlarge