The Big Walk from Eden Project Communities is back for 2018!
Are you interested in community? Do you love meeting new people and being outdoors? Do you have a gap in your diary in May? If so, it sounds like The Big Walk might be right up your street!
They’re searching for people passionate about their community to join us on The Big Walk 2018, for an experience of a lifetime. This May, four teams of walkers will embark on four routes across each of our four nations, covering more than 250 miles across the UK over 21 days.
Each day, along the route, the intrepid wanderers will stop in different communities to shine a light on the amazing groups and events that bring people together where they live. Taking their first steps in May, they will share conversations, food, stories and experiences, before walking home to Big Lunch celebrations on 3 June.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, read the brief below to find out more and apply to be one of this year’s walkers.
For more information head over to the website https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-big-walk
Big Walk 2017 highlights
The Big Walk 2017 teams left Batley in Yorkshire, and in five different routes made their way to Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Cornwall and London – covering between 10 and 26 miles per day!
‘I had such an amazing time on the walk, it was one of the best experiences of my life and I was so privileged and honoured to be able to take part’
– Josh Quigley, Walker – Scotland Route
‘It’s very hard to say who is my favourite [community project to visit] because all these people are doing great work for their community to bring them together. It was a great pleasure to meet with them’ – Mohammad Zaman, Walker – London Route
The Big Walk was an emotional experience for everyone involved. Over 150 community groups were visited along the way – from wheelchair dancers, to a ‘memory café for the elderly, to Men’s Sheds, to groups feeding the homeless and many more. One certainty from the experience is that small steps do make a big difference. There are so many ordinary folk all over the UK making the effort to effect positive change where they live, helping people and the environment around them. No act is too small.