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Malcolm Ball's...Deep in the Cotswolds

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Cheltenham Racecourse

Evesham Road

Cheltenham

GL504SH

United Kingdom

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Please come and join us on a picturesque stroll through the Cotswolds to raise money and awareness for Sue Ryder and the Leckhampton Court Hospice.

The walk is in memory of a true gentleman, Malcolm Ball who we sadly lost last month.

Sense of humour, amateur dramatics and Disco were at the heart of Malcolm and we thought that combining these with a charity walk was a great way for us all to pay tribute and say goodbye to a truly wonderful man. Therefore, you are invited to dress in anything from the 1970's as a salute to Malcolm if you so wish!

We know that this may not be your thing so it is completely optional...however, there will be a prize for the best dressed walker!

Sue Ryder do some truly amazing work and we would like to say thank you and show our support by inviting as many of you as possible to join us on this fund raising walk.

If you cannot make the walk but will still like to make a donation then please see the link to our just giving page below :)

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/deepinthecotswolds

Starting Point will be Cheltenham Racecouse


  • Arrival from: 7.00am
  • Walk starts: 8.00am


The Route

Full Walk - 14 Miles

*Please note that at the 7 mile mark, the route passes the Koloshi restaurant which is a good place to get picked up if you don't fancy the full walk!*

The route will take you around the grounds of Cheltenham Racecourse before leading you through open fields between Southam and Prestbury. As you reach the grounds of Ellenborough Park you will start your ascent up to Cleeve Hill. From the top you will be greeted with wonderful views across Cheltenham and Gloucester, to the farther reaches of the Malvern hills. On a clear day you can also catch a glimpse of the Black Mountains of Wales in the distance! Or potentially it could be foggy and you will be lucky if you can see the end of your nose! But if nothing else.....there are far worse places to take a moment and catch your breath!

The route will then lead you on a rural journey around the Cotswold way, through open fields and woodland before reaching the halfway point at the reservoir. Here at the Koloshi restaurant you will find suitable rest and nourishment! Hot drinks and sugary snacks a plenty! Here at the 7 mile mark, it offers a good place for those of you that maybe wish to do a shorter version of the walk, to finish your journey. There will be a minibus on standby to run you down to the finishing line if you so wish. However, for those of you that want to push on, there will be Glory awaiting you! Just a small hill....more of a bump really, stands in your way before the nice easy meandering downhill dawdle into Cheltenham. Only 7 more miles stand between you and certain victory! The thought of you dragging your weary legs across the finishing line wearing what’s left of your 1970's attire will spur you on to victory and this image shall be your metaphorical carrot on a stick! Here at the finish line, at Pittville School there will be salvation and no doubt applause!..............and some hot drinks and food!

Along the way there will be some tough bits of course, but that’s why we are doing this right? Whatever the route throws at you, there will also be lots of nice bits too. Picturesque spots where you can take a break, have a sandwich or maybe rest your feet! It’s in these moments that we hope that you remember why you are doing this walk and of all the good that you are doing. Offering support for local people and their families while they are going through some of the hardest times of their lives.

If you click on the below link, it will take you to the walking route. Here you will be able to view it but also if you create a free account, you can download it to your phone!

Click here to join the walk

Please contact us at deepinthecotswolds@spacegroupuk.com if you have any issues. :)


Can I bring my dog?

Please note that dogs are welcome to come along (In fancy dress if you wish ;) However, there may be stiles and also livestock on the route so please keep your dog under control at all times and make sure you can pick them up if they can't jump over a stile! Please also clean up after your dog so don't forget doggy bags!


Your sponsorship supports our care

Every penny raised through sponsorship will help the Leckhampton Care Hospice to continue to be there for local families providing expert and compassionate palliative care and bereavement support in their hospice and out in the local Gloucestershire community.

Can you help us make this event a success?

Can you help support the event, volunteer on the day or help recruit walkers to join us? We would love to hear from you so please get in touch at deepinthecotswolds@spacegroupuk.com




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Date and Time

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Cheltenham Racecourse

Evesham Road

Cheltenham

GL504SH

United Kingdom

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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