Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

This is more than just a walk in the park.
Join us at Holyrood Park this summer and be part of the collective journey towards a dementia free world. 

The event will be family-friendly, dementia-friendly, and accessible to all with an uplifting atmosphere.

£18,313

Amount raised

425

People joined

123

Teams joined

Where and when?

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
Sunday 23 June 2024
Join us from 10:00am for an 11:00am start

About the Event

Registration

Registration is now open for Holyrood Park! Be part of something special and secure your space for free today.

Aim to raise £150 or more and make a vital difference in helping us find a cure for dementia for all future generations. 

Route

The 5k circular route will begin at the entrance of Holyrood Park with it’s magnificent views of Edinburgh. Follow the bumpy path up and past the majestic Arthur’s Seat and take in the wonderful scenery as you make your way back down to the finish line to claim your well deserved medal.

Accessibility

The fully signposted route has both grass and gravel terrains and is accessible for both wheelchairs and pushchairs with assistance. However, please be aware that this route does include a small climb to Arthur’s Seat.

For more information on accessibility and Walk For a Cure, please visit our FAQs.

Dogs

Unfortunately, only assistance dogs can take part in the event.

Facilities

There are toilets available next to the event village (including accessible loos) and rest-stops along the walk to support you if needed. 

Food and drink will be available to purchase within the event village and you are welcome to bring your own refreshments.

How to get here

Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station is a 20-minute walk to the event village and there are bus routes nearby. 

A small amount of car parking spots are available at Broad Pavement near the entrance to the event village.

Countdown to our Edinburgh event

“I couldn’t recommend this walk enough for families young and old! We chatted, played with the kids and enjoyed being out in the fresh air for a change. It’s one of the easiest ways to give back to yourself, your mental health and your physical wellbeing.”

– Hat Hewitt, walked in memory of her mum who had dementia.