Walker FAQsFrequently Asked Questions
When & where will the walk be held?
The walk starts at 4.30am at The White Hart, Weighbridge.
How is my time recorded?
Timings are check via scanning software. However we must point out that the walk is not a race but a personal challenge. If you want to just do part of the walk that’s absolutely fine – or walk it in relay fashion with friends. It’s all about raising money for charity!
Can I bring my dog with me?
Although we do not ban dogs we wouldn’t encourage them to attempt the entire route – 39 miles is a bit too long a distance for your average pooch. Should your dog require any assistance whatsoever while on the walk it is entirely your responsibility to find the necessary help.
Will there be water stations round the course & where?
There are water stations at each checkpoint where you can refill you water bottle.
Some checkpoints also have food distribution (cereal bars etc.) and there is a hot breakfast supplied at Le Gouffre.
When will awards to Charities be given out?
The presentation evening held each year in September. Walkers are notified of the date and are welcome to attend.
Will there be massage therapists available?
Yes. Massage therapists will be available at Pleinmont and Cobo.
How can I get to Guernsey?
Flights are available from most major UK airports. Click here for full details from the VisitGuernsey website where you will also find help with any accommodation needs.
A fast ferry service operates between Guernsey and Jersey, Poole, Weymouth and St Malo. There is also a traditional ferry between Guernsey and Portsmouth.
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Do I have a walk number?
Yes. You will receive a walker pack containing your walk number.
Each walker pack also contains luggage tag, a t-shirt, information booklet and some other useful bits and pieces for the day.
What do I do if I have to drop out?
If you decide to drop out from the walk you should try to retire at a checkpoint. The checkpoint officials will make sure that your retirement is recorded. If you have to retire between checkpoints then you should contact Walk Control on the number given in your Information Pack.
Will there be medical assistance?
Yes. St John Ambulance will be around on the day plus other first-aiders.
Are there toilets on the course?
Yes. There are toilet facilities at all Checkpoints plus at many other spots along the route.
What do I do with my bag?
We will transport bags for you between checkpoints.
On arrival at a checkpoint you will find your bag at the ‘Bag In’ area. When leaving a checkpoint you must ensure that your bag is moved to the ‘Bag Out’ area so that it is moved onward to the next checkpoint. You must make sure that the luggage label provided is secured to your bag.
How do I pay over my sponsorship money?
Either bring your sponsorship money to the start in cash or cheque, made payable to ‘The Rotary Walk’. Alternatively, you can send the cheque to the Saffery Champness office.