Join us along the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal this May and pledge to raise £100 that will make a real difference to patients. As our local hospital, we will all need the RUH at some point in our lives. So whether you walk in memory of a loved one, to show support for someone receiving treatment, as a patient yourself or simply to take on the challenge, your support means everything, to everyone.


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Three walking distances. Enter yourself or a team and make every step count for patients and families at the RUH.

  • Marathon walk – 26.2 miles (approx.): Bishops Cannings (near Devizes) – Bradford on Avon – Bath
  • *NEW* Morning walk – 16 miles (approx.): Bishops Cannings (near Devizes) – Bradford on Avon
  • Afternoon walk – 10 miles (approx.): Bradford on Avon – Bath

The 2020 walk of Life is proudly sponsored by:




The walk is open to men and women and is £25 to enter. You can choose to support any area of the RUH that is close to your heart, or one of our Major Campaigns or Special Appeals. In return we’ll make sure you get lots of fundraising & training support, an official walk t-shirt and pass, as well as VIW (very important walker!) treatment on the day – including GoodNess stops on route with complimentary water and treats, a finisher medal and plenty of finish line celebrations. Age restrictions apply (please see T&C’s).

Enter as an individual

Open to friends & family, colleagues and other groups. Teams must have 4 or more members. All registered teams will automatically be eligible for the Walk of Life Team Awards (most raised and biggest team) and can opt in to the ‘Team Challenge’ taking place on the day – more information to come!


Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis CBE will be back again to open the start of the walk’s marathon and morning routes in Bishops Cannings, as he’s always so inspired by our walkers and the lengths they go (or should we say walk!), to support patients and give back to the hospital. The morning walk will victoriously cross the finish line in Victory Field, Bradford on Avon and the marathon and afternoon walks will finish at the Holburne Museum in Bath.

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

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.

Pictures from the 2019 Walk of Life Click images to enlarge