Big Nacoa Walk is back! 4th May 2024
The Big Nacoa Walk is back for 2024! A beautiful 21 mile trek through the Manifold Valley and Dovedale in the Derbyshire Peak District. All in aid of children affected by a parent’s drinking.
It means the world to Nacoa to get this event back on the road after its momentous return in 2023. It is special, more than just a wonderful team fundraising event.
50 places are available for this year’s one day walk on the 4th May 2024. Sign up quick because places go fast.
The walk was stunning and the atmosphere was amazing and supportive. I’ve never been so moved by a fundraising event in my whole life!Cassie
How to sign up
All 50 places have now been sold taken!
Don’t despair, you can add yourself to the waiting list for when a place comes available.
Scroll down to discover how to become a member.
What happens after I pay?
After you make the donation, you will be contacted by a member of Nacoa to welcome you and send your information pack, including a t-shirt!
You will be invited to the private WhatsApp group. A great space to share the fun of training and prep (and ask any questions about foot balm!).
The Big Nacoa Walk
This year, the Big Nacoa Walk route is being planned by friends at Team Walking, who will provide their expert guided experience on the day.
The journey is 33 km (21 miles) – 400 metres of ascent – taking 10 hours overall.
7:30am: Meet at Hartington, Peak District.
8am – 6pm: Fully guided walk around the White Peak Hike challenge
6pm: Debrief back at Hartington Hall, followed by food and badge presentation
Starting and finishing in the lovely village of Hartington, the route takes in the very best of the Manifold Valley, with its famous caves and limestone tors, before reaching the beautiful village of Ilam. Our route then follows the River Dove northwards through stunning Dovedale, with ancient woodland and towering limestone crags, back to Hartington.
Tap here more info about the route and what to expect.
Booking accommodation is easy. Much of the walking party will stay at the beautiful Hartington Hall between 3th to 5th of May. However, there is plenty of accommodation to choose from in the area, including lovely AirBnB or Holiday Cottages options.
You might also prefer to make your own way there and back on the day. Whatever works for you!
If you would like to speak to somebody beforehand to get a feel for the event, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
How do I become a Nacoa Member?
Membership costs just £26 per annum or £3 a month.
- A Nacoa t-shirt
- Regular members’ socials with themed talks and a chance to share and find out more
- A voice in Nacoa – get a vote at the Annual General Meeting and possibility to become a Trustee
- Invitations to events: including the annual Stafford Ward Memorial Lecture at the House of Commons and our Awards Evenings
- Regular newsletters and updates
- Discounts on Nacoa events
To become a member to acquire discount on the Big Nacoa Drop, just sign up as a Member first, then pay the event fee selecting the Member’s rate.
Become a Member here.
Contact us with any queries.