Charity walks

Charity walks

Not all of us are made for running. Many of us barely have the time to train for a marathon, while others are prevented by age, illness and other life factors. That does not mean, however, that we can’t all get out into the great outdoors and push ourselves for a good cause with a challenge walk for charity, as timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor Elaine Aronson explains.

Charity walks in the UK are on the up, with more and more people seizing the opportunity to join together and march to raise funds and spread awareness. Plus, it’s good for you!

A SOCIABLE EVENT
Unlike other, more solitary pursuits, a walk offers opportunities to talk with your fellow trekkers and support each other. Charity walking events can bring a unique sense of camaraderie and friendship as tens, hundreds or even thousands of people join together for one common cause. Furthermore, the whole family can take part in some of the walks - see the walks marked 'U18s' for those suitable for under 18s.

OPTIONS
Of course, simply going for a walk is not enough for some - the effort and ‘wow’ factor comes from covering a huge distance. Everyone knows about popular walks such as London to Brighton, but there are loads of other challenge walks out there including day walks, night walks, weekend treks and even multi-day pilgrimages!

Take a look through the challenges and click for details of the challenge and charity/charities. You can enter a few basic details to be instantly emailed further information.

Displaying results 1-10 (of 81)
 |<  < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  >  >| 
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Walking 65 km Walking
Bridgewater Canal, Greater Manchester, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
Join us for this team challenge - a 65km (40 mile) walk in and around Manchester.
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now
Walking 1 km Walking
Everywhere!, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Little feet across the country are stomping to help beat meningitis. You can help too by taking part in a Toddle Waddle.
PDSA
PDSA
Walking 1 days Walking
Everywhere!, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Animal lovers can organise their own sponsored Walkies! Big or small, your dog walk could be just you & your family in the local park, or your friends getting together for a day of fundraising.
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK
Walking 1 days Walking
Everywhere!, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Join Team Walk by doing your own challenge! Organise a walk by yourself or with friends and family and help us walk 10,000 miles! You can also join a group and make some new friends. All ages.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Walking 24 miles Walking
Norfolk, Norfolk, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
The Norfolk Coastal Challenge takes place from 24-26 April 2015 and you can sign up today to walk through lovely nature reserves with stunning coastal views in the East of England.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Trekking 18 km Trekking
Fort William, UK UK
| Sign up for £99
This fantastic challenge gives you the opportunity to climb Britain's highest mountain, which stands at a magnificent 1,344m high, towering over the picturesque town of Fort William.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Walking 106 km Walking
West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK UK
| Sign up for £49
From Cowes towards the Needles & right around the Isle's stunning coastal path. A Bank Holiday weekend to remember! Walk, jog or run either 106km, 54km or 32km.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Walking 50 km Walking
Sittingbourne to Eltham, Kent, UK UK
| Sign up for £25
A new walking challenge between two hospices to raise funds for Demelza. The 50k route will take you either from Sittingbourne to Eltham or vice versa.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Walking 32 km Walking
West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK UK
| Sign up for £29
From Cowes towards the Needles & right around the Isle's stunning coastal path. A Bank Holiday weekend to remember! Walk, jog or run either 106km, 54km or 32km.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Walking 54 km Walking
West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK UK
| Sign up for £39
From Cowes towards the Needles & right around the Isle's stunning coastal path. A Bank Holiday weekend to remember! Walk, jog or run either 106km, 54km or 32km.
Displaying results 1-10 (of 81)
 |<  < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  >  >| 

Pedal for Parkinson's Stratford upon Avon

Join the race to change lives. Cycle through beautiful Warwickshire countryside to raise vital funds for people with Parkinson's. 19m (age 11+), 40m (16+) or 57 miles (age 16+).

Hertfordshire 60

A 60 mile ride through pretty villages and lush Spring countryside in Hertfordshire - a landscape of beautiful half-timbered cottages and colourful marketplaces. Age 16+.

Trek the Lake District

*LOWER SPONSORSHIP UNTIL 1ST APRIL* This challenge event sees you conquer the eight Lake District peaks that rise above 3,000 feet in just two days. Age 18+.

Ben Nevis Challenge

Do you fancy taking on the UK’s highest mountain as part of Team Breathe? Expert-led weekend, accommodation & meals included, just £50 to register...

Ben Nevis Hiking Challenge

Conquer the highest mountain in Britain. A challenging trek taking us to the spectacular Western Grampians & the summit of Britain’s highest mountain. Age 16+.

Advertisement

Search challenges

Beating Bowel Cancer

Dedicated to saving lives from bowel cancer. We raise awareness and provide support to patients and their families.

Information for charities

Find out more about featuring your challenge events on timeoutdoors.

Advertisement