Referrals: 01206 890 360
The Hospice: 01206 845 566
Fundraising: 01206 931 468

Enjoy the sea air and fantastic atmosphere by starting at either Clacton Pier or Walton Pier and walking 7 miles to the other pier, or challenge yourself by walking 14 miles there and back - the choice is yours!

You'll be joining hundreds of people on Sunday 7th April walking at their own pace along the promenade.

Pre-registration is now closed for this event.

You can still walk with us by paying on the day.


£25 per adult, £10 per children age 5-15)


  • Choose to start at Clacton Pier or Walton Pier
  • Walk 7 miles to the other pier
  • Or walk 14 miles to return to the pier you started at

Everything you need to know for Pier to Pier on Sunday!

The walk takes place along the sea wall and the promenade between Clacton and Walton, with walkers starting at both piers.


Please sign in at the registration desks when you arrive; these are located at the front of both piers. You will be given a registration card which you need to hand in when you reach the end of your walk - this is so that we know you have completed the walk safely.


  • Registration opens at both piers at 9.00am
  • Warm up at 9.45am
  • Walk starts at 10.00am


Each route starts at either Clacton or Walton Pier on the seafronts and are 7 miles if you walk one way or 14 miles if you have chosen to walk both ways. If you change your mind on the day, please let our registration team know when you sign in. There will be a greeting team to meet you and present your medal, whichever end you choose to finish.

Important route information

Sea wall repairs at Holland-on-Sea – closed promenade

Please be aware, the route is part of the public highway and currently part of the sea wall is being repaired and is closed off for access along the promenade, therefore marshals and signage will direct you as follows:

  • Walking from Walton Pier - When you can see the building work, you will be directed by one of our marshals to enter the ramp to the road, you will then be directed to cross the road and walk past the Kingscliff Hotel until you reach the public toilets by Hazelmere Road. You will cross the road there towards the Gunfleet Sailing Club, down the ramp, and back on to the promenade.
  • Walking from Clacton Pier - the above will be reversed.

There is another small section on the walk where you will need to leave the sea wall and go up to the promenade to come back down. This will be clearly signposted and marshalled on the day.

Memory stop

There is a memory stop on the route at beach hut number 641 approximately a 30 minute walk from Walton Pier, where those walking in memory have the opportunity to meet some of our team and place a message on the memory tree.

There will also be a memory board at both Clacton and Walton piers for those remembering their loved one to write a message before you leave for your walk. 

If you will be thinking about someone as you walk, you may like to download this 'I'm walking Pier to Pier for...' sign to print and decorate or write a message on it, and wear on the day. These will also be available at the registration desk on Sunday.

Car parking

Please note, there is no car parking on site at either Pier. Please park where possible in local nearby roads or visit for local car parks in both Clacton and Walton. Local car parks are likely to have a chargeable fee.

For train travel, times and fares can be found at or by calling 0845 748 4950.


The British weather can be very unpredictable. We suggest that you check the weather forecast and dress appropriately, including comfortable footwear suitable for the walking. And remember your sun screen!

Welfare and safety

Public toilets are situated close to both Clacton and Walton Piers and there are public toilets along the route. Water and cereal bars are available free of charge at both the start and finish areas. First aid is provided by the British Red Cross and emergency contact details for first aid and the event team will be issued to you when you sign in.

In case of wet weather or high tides, the walk way can become slippery, so please take care during the walk and keep away from the edge of the sea wall. Please ensure that you do not drop litter during the walk, and use the bins provided.


We welcome dogs taking part in the event providing you are sure they are fit enough to walk 7 or 14 miles, and providing they are not listed under Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (amended 2014). All dogs must be kept on a lead during the walk and owners are fully responsible for them and for clearing up dog waste. Please bring extra water for your furry friend.


We are delighted we can offer participation in the Pier to Pier walk completely free of charge. All we ask is that you try to raise a minimum of just £30 in sponsorship.

Your £30 sponsorship could pay for nursing staff to respond to three SinglePoint calls giving support and expert advice to patients and their families, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The person who raises the most sponsorship and returns it to St Helena's Fundraising office by 7th May will win an afternoon tea, kindly donated by the Kingscliff Hotel, Holland-on-Sea.


If you have any queries in the lead up to the event, please do not hesitate to contact the Events team on 01206 931 468 or email

Please take a moment to read our terms and conditions.

Pickering is very proud to support St Helena. Many employees, friends and families have benefited from St Helena’s care and facilities in their greatest time of need, and sadly others in the community will do so in the future.

Keith Moore, Pickering CEO
Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.


24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360 

SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists. 

The Hospice

To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

Telephone: 01206 845 566

Hospice in the Home

You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Colchester/Halstead team
Telephone: 01206 845 566

Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222

Day Therapies

You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Telephone: 01206 848 163

Fax: 01206 752 245

You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222

Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU

Human Resources

The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Finance Team

To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Volunteer Services Team

The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464

Patient Referrals

If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360

Bereavement Support

To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Learning and Development Centre

The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560

Service User Group

For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

Facilities Hire Enquiries

01206 851560


To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

Comment, compliment or complaint

Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566