Testimonials from participants in Nailsea Walks and Runs annual event.

Nowhere Fundraisers for Cancer Research UK

I would like to thank Nailsea and Backwell Rotary Club for their wonderful ‘Nailsea Walk’ The route was well planned and well sign-posted. And there was such a great atmosphere, from the friendly start at Scotch Horn right to the finish when we were able to collect our medals.
It was a really good family day out. My grandchildren loved it and impressed me when Ivy (3) and Bonnie(6) managed to walk 5km of the 10k route, through fields and along paths.
As a fundraising group, it is such a boon. The walk is organised, all we have to do is turn up and enjoy the walk with no pressure on us. Then we collect the rewards, money donated to Cancer Research UK

Maggie Cannon, Dec 2023

Nailsea Leg Club

We are now in receipt of £1,061 from Rotary following the charity walk back in the summer.  This is a fantastic sum which will go a long way to supporting our members.  Thanks to Rotary Nailsea and Backwell for their organisation of the walk and their very generous contribution.

Glynis Woods, Nov 2023

Southmead Hospital Charity

We are really impressed with how well organised the walk is.  Graham and his Rotary colleagues do a first class job every year and we are so lucky to have their support.  Thank you Nailsea and Backwell Rotary. 

Ian Riddell, June 2021

Kates Krew

We all had a lot of fun, with many memories of Kate shared, throughout the day, in what turned out to be a very successful day for everyone who took part.  We are amazed by the amount we have collectively raised, and it is a true testimony to Kate and how much she was loved by family and friends.

Nikki Robinson, June 2021   

From an individual rider

Well, we took on the 100k ride today and really enjoyed the ride.  The weather conditions were lovely and we conclude by asking you to pass on our compliments to the route designer, as the instructions were first class.

Colin, June 2021

From an individual rider

What a lovely event!  I really enjoyed the challenge of the 100 km. cycle ride despite the heat and it was a lovely route.  Thank you for you and all your committee's hard work in organising such a successful event for Nailsea that is such a benefit to the huge variety of worthy charities that exist.

Peter, June 2021

From an individual walker

Thank you so much for a lovely event! Super day, super route, super weather. Well done for overcoming all the Covid restrictions to put something on!  I completed the 20K and had my first organised event since February!  Much appreciated and best wishes to all. 

Suzy Dymond-White, October 2020

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, CLIC Sargent

I would like to say a massive big thank you for looking after us so well all the way through from registration to collecting our medals.  We all enjoyed the event very much, and the opportunity to meet with each other. 
I also thank you for booking the perfect weather, but not sure it was all down to you guys??.
We are already looking forward to walking next year.  Thank you for having us.

Charlotte Lang, October 2020    

Dogs for Good

Our group enjoyed a wonderful day at the Nailsea & Backwell Rotary Club Charity Walk on Sunday 11 October 2020. Despite the walk having to take place in "virtual mode" without guiding marshalls because of the Covid-19 epidemic, everything had been organised so well that it made no difference to the success of the day. The detailed instructions made it a simple task to find our way around the 20 kilometre course.  Walking in glorious weather over a varied and scenic route made it a day to remember. We are most grateful to the Nailsea & Backwell Rotarians for making it possible for us to raise funds for our designated charities, "Dogs for Good" and Southmead Hospital.

Charlie Blanning, October 2020 

Hollyhedge Animal Sanctuary

I am delighted that some lovely people chose to fundraise for our Sanctuary.  I know there are so many charities in the same position as we are at the moment, so thank you so much for creating a community event that brings people together and does so much for charities too. 

Hannah Goodwin-Sharman, October 2020  

From an individual walker

Can I add that it's a lovely route for a well behaved dog, with just a few fields of grazing animals requiring the dog to be on a lead.  For me that makes a perfect ramble. 

Christine Rogers, October 2020

Rotary District 1100 Public Image & Communication Lead

I loved the walk and the glorious sunshine, and I am already looking forward to next year's event, hopefully under normal conditions.

Bernd Langheim, October 2020

From an individual walker

I think that this is a great initiative and I'm very impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the people who organise it. I should add that we really enjoyed the walk itself on Sunday, even though the weather turned a bit towards the end. We thought the new routes were excellent, and we’re looking forward to repeating it all next year - possibly dragging along some more of our family to take part as well.We were very grateful to all concerned for all the work that went into putting on such a smooth and professional event.

Martin Brasher, June 2019


Young Carers Development Trust

I want to thank the Rotary team for all the hard work that went in to organizing Sunday's walk.  We were so happy to be part of it and it went so smoothly for all our participants!

Ali Groves, Young Carers Development Trust,  June 2018

Young Carers & Young Adult Carers Service

The Nailsea Charity Walks are a fantastic way to raise money for the Young Carers Service, and it’s also great to be out in the fresh air with the young people we support, giving them a break from their caring roles. We chat to so many people along the way, raising awareness of what these amazing youngsters do and finding out about other charities in our community. It’s so easy to get involved, everything is organised expertly by the Rotary club and the medals at the end always go down very well with the kids and adults too!

Georgia Prentice, Young Carer & Young Adult Carer Team Leader, June 2018

Crossroads North Somerset

I just wanted to thank the Rotary Club of Nailsea and Backwell for arranging such a well organised event yesterday. It presented a fantastic opportunity for the community to have a great day out and support locally operating charities. It wasnt just the organisation on the Day (which was impeccable), but the lead up to it with publicity and sponsorship. Im sure that all participants were grateful to your team for the excellent signposting of the routes. We had a target of 25 walkers to mark our 25th anniversary of supporting carers in North Somerset and we exceeded that and I am grateful to each of them. Im sure that Mark will let you know how much we raised.

John Oldham, Chairman, Crossroads North Somerset, 23 June 2014

From an individual walker

The walks you and colleague rotarians organised the Sunday before last were excellent; the 20K was a real challenge; excellent directions, helpful way markers strategically placed. I'd certainly like to do it again next year hopefully with members of the Friday walking group I've joined.

Mike Hatch, July 2014


Childrens Hospice South West

"We really enjoyed taking part in the charity walks organised by The Rotary Club of Nailsea & Backwell. The route took me to parts of Nailsea that I didnt even know existed! We walked with some lovely Rotary club members who helped us with the route. It was also great to see all the different charities being supported at one event and with so many different types of people taking part it really brought the community out and about!

Louise Turner - Children's Hospice South West" 
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“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for having us at the Nailsea Walk this year, I will be coming every year from here on – we had such a fantastic day, amazing route, fantastic support along the way and loved the medals and certificates.  (2018 event)




Kylie Gallagher

Community Fundraiser (North Somerset, Sedgmoor, West Mendip & South Somerset)

Children's Hospice South West"


Nailsea Uganda Water Project


"We thought the Sponsored Walk/Run was well organised and was very enjoyable - well the walk was, but not so sure about the run, that seemed very challenging!  The weather contributed to the enjoyment and we saw parts of Nailsea we hadn't been before.  And the money raised was amazing and which required minimal organisation on our part -Thank You Rotary Club.  Please repeat the event next year.

Nailsea Uganda Water Project"

Nailsea District Leg Club

Nine enthusiastic people joined in the Rotary Charity Walk on Sunday 26th June 2016 and have raised in excess of £1,200 for the Leg Club! It was a fun day out, if rather tiring, and made us appreciate our legs to the full! The picture shows us (except for the photographer of course!) wearing our volunteer tabards, which helped to strike up some interesting conversations with other walkers along the way!  We had a great day and the organisation by the Rotary Club was brilliant, as ever!

Nailsea District Leg Club Walkers 2016 

Carole Brooke, 5th July 2016 


2018 event on 10th June 2018


“Hi Graham, well done for such excellent organisation on Sunday - we really enjoyed the route and the weather was kind. You all do a great job with this particular event, so thank you for all your hard work.


Carole Brooke

Chair, Nailsea Leg Club, 14 June 2018" 

From an individual walker

I just wanted to say thank you to you and the Rotary Club for such a well organised event. My husband and I did the 20k walk for Cancer Research and we raised just over £800 (without gift aid). The walk itself was beautiful, and credit needs to be given to whomever wrote the directions as they were crystal clear and made the day thoroughly enjoyable. “

Many thanks,  Kathy Thorpe   24 June 2018

Alchemy Trampoline & DMT Club

"The Rotary walk, which Alchemy Trampoline & DMT Club is proud to have been part of for the last 2 years, is a great opportunity to not only get club members out and about enjoying the beautiful countryside around Nailsea & Backwell, but also an amazing opportunity to help in raising much needed funds, which will benefit both the club and others locally too.


Alchemy is going to purchase a string bed with the help of the money raised from Nailsea Charity Walks & Runs 2016 to upgrade one of our trampolines making it more suitable for, among others, younger children, because there is no rough stitching on a string bed. “

Jon Webb

Alchemy Trampoline & DMT Club, 2016

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The Walks & Runs Routes


Participating Charities and Organisations


Sponsors and Supporters


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