Through the Blackpool Lights

Join this sponsored dog walk in Blackpool, against the backdrop of the iconic Blackpool Tower and Lights. Not to be missed!

A small dog sits on tarmac at the 2015 Blackpool Lights event. Two human legs can be seen to the left of the dog. The dog is wearing a red Dogs Unite cape and is looking straight at the camera. A "Move it! for Guide Dogs" logo is overlaid onto the image.

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Friday 06 October 2017
05:00 pm - 09:30 pm
North Pier, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1NE

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Your dog has the power to give someone a new life.

Now in it's sixth year, our hugely popular Blackpool Lights sponsored dog walk is back this October and is not to be missed! 

Join us for this great fundraising event for Guide Dogs. 

The schedule for the evening (please note this is subject to change):

5.00pm: Free Parking at Houndshill opens*
4:45pm: Registration opens at North Pier (remains open until 7pm)
NB: if you have registered online, please come to the desk to sign in (and add any extra names) for insurance purposes
4:45pm: Fun Dog show entries open
5:15pm: Fun Dog show start
5:45pm: Guide dog demonstration
6:30pm: Safety information
6:45pm: Working guide dogs and puppies set off for the pier
7:00pm: Walk starts as lights switch on: please arrive in good time!

There is one walk route, with two distances that can be chosen on the day: approx. 5km (3.1 miles) for the keen, and 1.6km (1 mile) for those wanting a gentler stroll.

*For free parking at Houndshill Shopping Centre:
On entering the car park you will need to take a ticket. When you are ready to leave, do not make payment with this ticket as you normally would. Instead, drive to the exit of the car park and press the "Help" button on the exit machine. Mention to the operator that you have taken part in the sponsored dog walk for Guide Dogs. They will then open the barrier for you to exit the car park.

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How to get there

By car

Parking is free at Houndshill Shopping Centre from 5pm on the day: the postcode to get here is FY1 4HU. Follow the M55 all the way in to Blackpool, this becomes the A5230. Continue along Yeadon Way / Seasiders Way, then join the A5099 and head onto Albert Road / S King Street / Adelaide Street / Coronation Street for the car park entrance.

By train

Blackpool Train Station lies half a mile above Blackpool Town Hall on Talbot Road, immediately opposite North Pier.

By bus

All bus routes cross Talbot Road and or pass the Tower. Trams run from Fleetwood and South Shore.


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