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The WDC Great Migration

WDC Great Migration


Whales migrate thousands of miles each year – a huge distance for us as individuals but, together, we can walk the equivalent of a whale migration and raise vital funds to protect whales.

We’ll add the distance you walk to our Great Migration total and, collectively, we will walk hundreds, if not thousands, of miles!

It doesn’t matter how far, when or where you walk; whether you walk on your own, with family and friends, or get together a pod of work colleagues – anyone can join The WDC Great Migration.

We’ll help you every step of the way with suggested walking routes and simple ways to raise funds through your sponsored walk. Everyone who takes part will be entered into a draw for the chance to win some fantastic prizes too!

Join us anytime between March and September and do your own sponsored walk for whales!

To register and request your free WDC Great Migration fundraising pack, contact


Sponsorship form

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Did you know...

Which whales make the longest migration?

Gray whales and humpback whales regularly make incredible annual journeys of between 4000 and 5095 miles (6400 to 8200km) each way, between their favoured cold water feeding grounds and their warm water breeding grounds. Some humpback whale populations have been found to journey even further than this, swimming between Antarctic waters where they feed, across the Equator to reach their coastal breeding sites in Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. This is a round-trip of up to 7000 miles (11,300km).

For the time being though, the award for the longest whale migration and the longest migration recorded for any mammal, goes to a grey whale named ‘Vavara’. Scientists tracked Vavara, a female gray whale, as she swam a round-trip of 13,988 miles (22,511km) in 172 days. She migrated between the east coast of Russia to the gray whale breeding grounds in Mexico and back again.

Humpback whale underwater