The Non-Dorset Walk 2022

(11th -17th July 2022)

Is an opportunity for people to get involved with The Dorset Walk in a much more accessible and flexible way.

You can walk/cycle/run 40 miles, anywhere,  in anyway that suits you. In 2020, due to the Covid restrictions people had to take part in small groups, with their families and as individuals from their homes or locally.

It was an incredible success in 2020 (during lockdown) raising £30,000 for cancer charities and providing people with a fantastic wellbeing opportunity. We had to do it again; it is now in its 3rd year!


Click here for the walk in pictures

The Non-Dorset Walk 2022 (SIGN UP)

  • Please add some information in the JustGiving comment so we know who you are and where you will be walking/cycling.

How to participate?

    • You can walk, run, cycle or ‘x’ the 40 miles.
    • The miles can be spread across an extended period of time or can be completed in one day.
    • The miles could be from your home or somewhere special to you.
    • You don’t have to do 40 miles – more or fewer is totally fine.
    • If you choose to camp like those in Dorset, that would be great. If you have more sense – sleep inside, in your own bed. It depends how far you want to go with the experience.
    • The suggested dates are Monday 11th – Sunday 17th July (the Dorset walk is 40 miles Friday 15th – Sunday 17th July)

It is a real opportunity for people and families to be a central part of TMWF challenge. It means whilst the big groups is trekking along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, other participants will be ‘with us’ all over the country, and the world, as one big team.


If you are willing, please donate a suggested £40 per person/household (a pound a mile) via the JustGiving page.

The virtual map

Please make sure you add your postcode so that we can build the Google Map of Participants. The 2022 map is here. Last year’s map can be seen here


If you are willing please get sponsored – this sponsorship can be paid through the main site or as most people do, set up your own JustGiving page (supporting The Malcolm Whales Foundation)


We will be again offering people the opportunity to purchase a walk t-shirt. These are not included in the £40 and need to be ordered separately by clicking here

The most important rule of the Non-Dorset Walk is flexibility is the name of the game. Basically, nobody should be unable to participate – adapt the guidance to work for you and your family.

Where the money goes:

This year our major project is the Lakeside Retreat. The majority of this year’ money will go to this project.

We do also make additional donations through:

Our ‘#£perperson donation’

Each day we walk we donate £1 for every participant (in Dorset and as a Non-Dorset walker) to a different charity.

Keep an eye on our social media channels to help us decide which additional charities we will be supporting this year!

We also support a range of different causes, many of which are one-offs. We also have a number of annual charities that we support.

Currently we are able to fund support for a range of different activities, including:

  1. Counselling for people diagnosed with cancer
  2. Bereavement support for children that have or will lose a parent
  3. Cancer research programmes
  4. A partner that provides physical activity programmes to support cancer sufferers
  5. A Wish charity that provides wellbeing gifts for people diagnosed with cancer
  6. In partnership with another charity, we fund 6 weeks worth of holiday time for families affected by cancer.

Alongside these, we have ongoing working partnerships with a number of Hospitals

  1. We refurbished the Woodlands Garden at Hinchingbrooke.
  2. At The Robert Horrell Centre at Peterborough, we have committed to support the refurbishment of the Cancer Wellbeing Centre.


Further Guidance

  • Walk 40 miles (or less), Monday 11th – Sunday 17th (or at a time that suits you).
  • Complete the 40 miles in any way you choose.
  • In Dorset we will all start walking at 9.30am Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • If you’re willing and able, camp in your garden that would be great.
  • Donate £40 per person or per household, this will be done through the Just Giving page.
  • Share as many images of you and your family taking part, and your miles /route;
  • In Dorset the walk ends with a sprint finish(!!) on Sunday afternoon. It would be great if you were able to replicate this.
  • The miles walked will count as Dorset miles. Individual totals will increase see link here
  • Wear a Dorset t-shirt if you have one. If you haven’t it doesn’t matter.
  • Follow us on social media
    • Instagram: @tmwf_uk,
    • Twitter: @malcolmwhales, @tmwf_dorsetwalk,
    • Facebook: Themalcolmwhalesfoundation


  1. Do I have to camp? No, only if you want to
  2. Do I have to pay £40? No, the suggested amount is £1 per mile, per person/household
  3. Can I set up my own JustGiving page? Yes, you can set it to “support” the Malcolm Whales Foundation
  4. Do I have to walk 40 miles? No, walk more or less that’s your call. The target is 40. It would not be a problem at all to walk 20 miles (as an example) spread across the week.
  5. What does organisation representing mean? If you are walking on behalf of a partner charity or a sports club etc. please enter the name below, if not ‘n/a’ is fine.
  6. How do I sign up and pay? Please click on the link below which will take you through to JustGiving to donate.
  7. Donations? You can donate more than the suggested £40, equally any amount is welcome. You can also donate and not walk. The link to the Justgiving page can be found here
Click here to donate on our Just Giving page

T-shirts will be available to order nearer the walk date – don’t forget to check back here and keep and eye on our social media channels for more details!

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