Great Eight Walk!

On Sunday 24th September join Brighter Futures and South Swindon Parish Council on a very special sponsored walk! The Great Eight is a circular route along the South Swindon Green Trail- a trail that explores South Swindon’s natural world, historical transport links and local history.
Why GR8? (or Great Eight?) The South Swindon Green Trail is an eight mile circular route. It’s Swindon’s newest walking trail.

For this event you will start at Coate Water Country Park before heading to Croft Wood, East Wichel, Rushey Platt, Cambria Bridge, the Town Centre, Fleming Way, Magic Roundabout, Marlowe Avenue, Shaftesbury Lake and finishing back at Coate Water. 

Using the Trail

The route has been developed and improved for everyone to enjoy, however following wet weather some sections of the Great Eight may be muddy, and therefore less suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs or bikes.  Appropriate footwear should be worn. The trail is wheelchair accessible apart from the Old Town Railway Track to the concrete road, and some areas of the motorway section of the trail. For this we will offer an alternative route. 

Trail Code

When walking the Great Eight, please adhere to the following Code:

  • Keep to the trail (there will be appropriate signage, including waymarkings, to ensure the trail route is clear).
  • Keep dogs on a lead.
  • Clean up after your dog and use the waste bins.
  • Please use the bins along the route or take your litter home.
  • Guard against all risk of fire.
  • Take special care when crossing roads.
  • Be aware of your surroundings if you are walking alone on the quieter sections of the Green Trail.

Brighter Futures:

This sponsored walk is raising funds for our Way Forward Programme and the second phase of the urgent and emergency care expansion. This expansion will be the biggest ever investment to the hospital site and follows the opening of our new Urgent Treatment Centre and Radiotherapy Centre last year.

Brighter Futures are delighted to be involved with this exciting project raising much needed additional funds to help improve the experience of patients by funding much needed equipment and creating a welcoming and fully inclusive environment. 
We ask participants to raise £80.00 in sponsorship for this event and everyone who participates will receive a medal. If you want to do this walk in memory of a loved one, let us know and you will receive a special commemorative pin. 

registrations are not available

There are currently no entry options available for this event.