Starlight Hike

A walk under the stars

Get together with family and friends and walk 10km under the stars through the Worth Valley!

A fantastic night for all the family, walking under the stars and remembering loved ones. With a 10k route through the surrounding villages of the Worth Valley, entertainment and featuring the incredible Starlight Express train ride, this will be a truly special and memorable night.

By taking part in Sue Ryder Starlight Hike, you’re helping our specialist teams to provide expert care which means the end of people’s lives can be filled with friendship, family and love in their final moments together.

Sadly, almost all of us will experience the loss of a loved one – your support can help more people get the end-of-life care they need and deserve.

Last year, Sue Ryder provided over 830,000 hours of care to thousands of families across the country, including from our Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.

This is not a public train service; you must be part of the Manorlands Event to travel.

You can find out more information about the Starlight Hike by visiting the Sue Ryder Website here.

Frequently asked questions

Once you’ve signed up, each entrant will receive an email confirmation, followed by regular fundraising and event information. This will include details on how you will receive your event t-shirt and walker number and essential information about the event day. Information will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered for the event. If this has changed, please contact us on the details below.

6.00 pm – Registration begins from Oxenhope Railway Station
7.00 pm – The first train leaves the station
7.30 pm – Second and final train leaves the station

Parking is limited at Oxenhope Railway Station in the evening. Therefore we kindly ask that you arrive on foot if possible, use public transport or arrange for a lift. Toilet facilities are available at the start/finish area.

The walk will start from Oxenhope Railway Station, Mill Lane, Oxenhope, BD22 9LB, with the first train leaving the station at 7.00 pm and the second and final train leaving shortly after at approximately 7.30 pm.

There will be pre-walk music and stalls to enjoy, with a warm-up and glitter station to prepare you for your walk.

Our route is 10k in distance or 6.2 miles, taking you through the villages and surrounding area of the Worth Valley.

It is difficult to say precisely as people of all ages and abilities participate, but most walkers take a 10k walk in around two hours on average. However, this isn’t a race, so you’re encouraged to take the route at your own pace, and our sweepers will walk behind the last group of walkers.

No. Unfortunately, due to the uneven nature of the walk route, it is not suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility vehicles. However, we welcome all to enjoy the music and entertainment provided at the event site. Please email manorlands.fundraising@sueryder.org or call 01535 640430 if you require more information.

Yes, children are permitted to walk but must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian at all times. Everyone taking part in the walk must complete the registration process before participating. Bikes and scooters are not permitted as the route is on public footpaths. Children’s buggies are, however, permitted.

Well-behaved dogs are allowed at the event, provided they are on a lead and kept under appropriate control at all times. Dog owners are fully responsible for their animals and must clean up after their pets.

Refreshments will be available to purchase at the start of the walk, with water and a snack available for each participant at the halfway point on the route. We’ll also provide additional drinks and goodies for everyone crossing the finish line.

We encourage people to try and raise a minimum of £145 to support the charity (which could fund a Sue Ryder nurse for a day).

You’ll be able to set up an online JustGiving fundraising page after you’ve completed the online registration. We can also help provide paper sponsor forms, collection tins and other fundraising items. If you would like any help with your fundraising, just get in touch with the fundraising team on the details below

Registration is available on the night subject to availability and for an additional charge. This event has sold out in previous years, so we encourage you to sign up in advance wherever possible to guarantee your place.

When you donate Sue Ryder, your money will be spent wherever the need is greatest, giving us the flexibility to provide our services across the UK. If you specifically want your donation to be spent on a particular service, please provide clear instructions in writing with your donation or contact our Supporter Care team to let them know. Call 020 7554 5985 or email supportercare@sueryder.org.

Please email manorlands.fundraising@sueryder.org or call 01535 640430 if you have any further questions about this event. A fundraising team member will be more than happy to speak to you about any queries.