6 February 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?!  It sounds like The Big Walk might be right up your street! 

We’re searching for community-type people, up for a new and exciting challenge of a lifetime, to join us on The Big Lunch community walk.

Four walkers will embark on four routes in each of our four nations, walking more than 250 miles over 21 days across the UK from Morecambe in Lancashire, returning to their home communities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, in time for The Big Lunch on 3 June.  

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. They will share conversations food, stories and experiences  just like The Big Lunch! 

Comedian and presenter Jo Brand, no stranger to a walking challenge herself, presided over the starting ceremony last year.  She says: "I was delighted to be invited to launch The Big Walk.  The atmosphere was amazing. Despite the weather gods raining down on us, we were live on The One Show and the walkers couldn't wait to kick off.  Last year there were so many negative things going on in the world, it was nice for three weeks to be able to shine a light on the incredibly determined walkers and the diverse communities all over the UK coming together to welcome them passing through."

If this sounds like your cup of tea, read this brief and APPLY NOW!  Then check out the short film below to see what the walkers got up to last year...

The small print...

Walkers need to:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Be physically fit enough to walk up to 20 miles a day for 21 days
  • Show genuine interest in community projects
  • Be available for the duration of the walk (14 May - 3 June)