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Big Fun Walk

Big Fun Walk is North London Hospice’s flagship fundraiser. Over the past 20 years, our iconic 8.6 mile walk has become one of our most loved and talked about events, raising over £1million for the vital care we provide.

Register today to take part

Registration for Big Fun Walk is open. Join over 600 others who have already signed up. Do something amazing and raise funds for our vital service. 

Fundraising for us

Big Fun Walk is a sponsored walking event and we ask everyone taking part to raise £25 or more in support of our specialist end-of-life care. Many of our walkers raise much more with the support of our dedicated fundraising team.

Our top fundraisers for 2022

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Elvina Smith


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Team Elisabeth


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John Fuller





walkers in 2020/21



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We are a registered charity and the only dedicated provider of specialist end-of-life care and support to over 3,500 adults each year facing a life-limiting illness in the London boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. Our vision is to provide the best of life, at the end of life, for everyone.

Our vital care supports our patients, their families and carers physically, practically, emotionally, and spiritually, and our range of services help them to live their lives as well as they can. We treat people as individuals and respect their personal beliefs, lifestyles, and culture. The hospice is multi-faith and welcomes patients from all faiths and communities and those of no faith. Our services are provided free of charge at the hospice, our Health & Wellbeing Centre and in a person’s home by specially trained multi-professional teams, which include doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social workers, bereavement support workers, and chaplains.

We believe that specialist end-of-life care should be available to everyone, regardless of their circumstances. Providing our free care to our North London community costs over £13 million each year and only 40% of this funding comes from the NHS. This year we will need to raise over £9 million to continue our work. By taking part in Big Fun Walk you will be helping to fund our vital care.

2022 will be the 30th Anniversary of the opening of our Inpatient Unit (IPU) in Finchley and we will be dedicating all the funds raised from Big Fun Walk to a much-needed major refurbishment in early 2023.


Please check our frequently asked questions list. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us on us on 020 8446 2288 or email

As a result of our precautionary covid measures, the start times of Big Fun Walk will be in waves of every half an hour from 09.00am until 11.30am. Therefore, you can sign up for a start time 09.00 – 09.30, 09.30 – 10.00, 10.00 – 10.30, 10.30 – 11.00, 11.00 – 11.30. Please click on ‘Register’ above to find out more.

Online Registration is now open. Please click ‘register’ to register online for the Big Fun Walk. Alternatively, you can register over the phone by calling us on 020 8446 2288.

Standard price

Adults – £12.50

Under 16s – £7.50

Under 5s – Free

Online registration closes on 15th April 2022 for those who wish to receive their goody bag. After this you can sign up until noon on 28th April and collect your goody bag on the day of the event.

The 8.6 mile route takes you through some of London’s most beautiful scenery and past its most famous landmarks. You will enjoy the breath-taking views of the city on top of Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill. You will walk past Marble Arch and Buckingham Palace and you will celebrate in style in the heart of Westminster where your medals, live music, and a well-earned brew await you.

Your registration fee covers the cost of running the event, your goody bag and t-shirt (if purchased separately) – meaning that all your hard-earned sponsorship will go directly to supporting the Hospice and patient care.

A Big Fun Walk drawstring bag

T-shirt (if purchased separately)

A Big Fun Walk medal will be given on the day

Instructions for event

If you have registered online, you will receive an email within 48 working hours confirming your registration and giving you more information about the event. Your pack should arrive from 21 April 2022. You will also receive your participant booklet via email, if the email address was provided when signing up.

Please note, if you are a team, all materials will be sent to the person who booked your tickets. If you wish to have them individually sent, we suggest completing your registration as individuals and including your team’s name with each registration.

As a charity, we will be following all government guidance set out at the time of the event. We will be constantly monitoring any new guidance from the government in the lead up to the event to ensure Big Fun Walk is as safe as it can be for every walker taking part. Prior to the event, we will communicate with everyone taking part to ensure they are aware of the current Covid-19 guidance and how we as a charity will be implementing safety measures at our Big Fun Walk event.