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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 charity walks below and click through for details of the challenge and charity/charities. You can enter a few basic details in the grey box on the right-hand side of the screen to be instantly emailed further information.
BHF Glastonbury bike ride 2014

Three Peaks challenges

Great Britain has some truly astonishing countryside and a three peaks challenge is a fantastic way to see it.
Three Peaks challenges

Four Peaks challenges

Climb Slieve Donard, Snowdonia, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis - the highest mountains in Northern Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland.
Four Peaks challenges

Hill walking challenges

Challenge yourself to get to the summit of Ben Nevis, Snowdon and other UK peaks on a hill walking challenge for charity.
Hill walking challenges

Hadrian's Wall challenges

Built to mark the northern limit of the Roman Empire around AD 122, Hadrian's Wall stretches from Wallsend, Tyne and Wear to Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria.
Hadrian's Wall challenges
Charity walks in the UK... 
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Registration fee Registration fee Minimum sponsorship option Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option Self funder option Payment options explained Payment options explained
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06 Sep 2014 10 km Featured challenge
Walk and Wheel Level 1 Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Walking - Shoreham Fort & seafront, West Sussex, UK Registration fee £10
Join us on a walk or wheel from Shoreham Fort to the Hospital Home. A beautiful 10k seafront family walk is flat & accessible. Entertainment & refreshments. For all the family.
Do this challenge for The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home
28 Sep 2014 20 km Featured challenge
MS Walk along the Thames - 20K option Level 2 Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Walking - London, Greater London, UK Registration fee £5 Minimum sponsorship option
Join us for this exclusive walk across London! 20k or 10k routes. A fun challenge for everyone, the path follows the Thames river past some of the city's most famous landmarks. Under 18s welcome.
Do this challenge for MS Society
28 Sep 2014 10 km Featured challenge
MS Walk along the Thames - 10K option Level 1 Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Walking - London, Greater London, UK Registration fee £5 Minimum sponsorship option
Join us for this exclusive walk across London! 20k or 10k routes. A fun challenge for everyone, the path follows the Thames river past some of the city's most famous landmarks. Under 18s welcome.
Do this challenge for MS Society
No date 1 days Walkies for PDSA Level 1 Suitable for teams Teams Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Walking - Anywhere!, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for PDSA
No date 1 days Walk for Life Level 1 Suitable for teams Teams Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Walking - Everywhere!, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for Prostate Cancer UK
01 Aug 2014 18 km Ben Nevis- Summer Level 2
Trekking - Fort William, UK Registration fee £99 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
02 Aug 2014 23 miles Hadrian's Wall Trek Level 2 Suitable for teams Teams
Walking - Brocolitia Roman Fort, Northumberland, UK Registration fee £35 Minimum sponsorship option
A 23m walk alongside Hadrian's Wall - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire ancient monuments, the skill of Roman engineers and the beautiful scenery of Northumberland.
Do this challenge for Alzheimers Society
02 Aug 2014 26 miles Stonehenge to Avebury Trekathon Level 3 Suitable for teams Teams
Trekking - Wiltshire, Wiltshire, UK Registration fee £25 Minimum sponsorship option
Trek 26 miles between Stonehenge and Avebury and help change the lives of people affected by cancer with every step.
Do this challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support
08 Aug 2014 18 km Ben Nevis- Summer Level 2
Trekking - Fort William, UK Registration fee £99 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
15 Aug 2014 18 km Ben Nevis- Summer Level 2
Trekking - Fort William, UK Registration fee £99 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
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