Charity walks

Charity walks

Enjoy the great outdoors and some sociable company with one of our 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.

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Ataxia UK
Ataxia UK
Walking 6 miles Walking
London, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Join us for an exciting 6 mile guided walk across London’s bridges. 3.6 mile route also available. Free t-shirts for all entrants!
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Walking 10 miles Walking
Birmingham , West Midlands, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Take a 10 mile ramble with your family and friends to finish at the Moseley Rugby club, our host venue to watch the England v Australia Rugby World Cup match afterwards.
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.
Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK
Walking 1 days Walking
Everywhere!, UK UK
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Organise your very own sponsored walk for Diabetes UK! Choose your distance, location and date and get fundraising!
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support
Walking 26 miles Walking
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK UK
| Sign up for £25
This challenging hiking marathon sees us journey approximately 26 miles along the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall.
Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's UK
Walking 1 days Walking
Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland - Fife, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Join us and walk 1, 5 or 10 miles for Parkinson's UK at Scone Palace, built on the site of Scone Abbey, the ancient crowning place of the Kings of the Scots.
Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's UK
Walking 1 days Walking
Leighton Hall, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Join us and walk for Parkinson's UK at our event in the lovely setting of Leighton Hall, Lancashire. Also bring the whole family along to see the free birds of prey show!
Open challenge
Open challenge
Walking 100 km Walking
London to Cambridge, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £49
A Trail of two Cities from the Capital to the historic city of Cambridge. Walk, Jog or Run 100km or 50km, with full support & hospitality all the way. 70% off-road.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Walking 50 km Walking
London to Cambridge, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £39
A Trail of two Cities from the Capital to the historic city of Cambridge. Walk, Jog or Run 100km or 50km, with full support & hospitality all the way. 70% off-road.
Breast Cancer Now
Breast Cancer Now
Walking 3 days Walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £185
The 21.5-mile trekking challenge will take you along 10 of the most beautiful lakes in the country, including the famous Coniston Water, Grasmere and Windermere.
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Featured challenges

Vitality Reading Half Marathon

Taking place on a flat, fast course with huge crowd support. It's a great race for a new PB & for the complete beginner looking for a friendly, fun environment to run in.

Macmillan Lido Challenge Lewes - 5km Individual

Take the plunge and join Team Macmillan for our very own 5km sponsored swim - the Macmillan Lido Challenge - at Pells Pool in Lewes. (Age 18+).

The Gherkin Challenge

Run or walk 38 floors to the top of the Gherkin, one of London's most iconic buildings, with complimentary massage and glass of champagne (or juice) waiting at the top. Age 8+.

Ty Hafan Taff Trail Cycle Challenge - Half Taff

Join us for one of the toughest challenges in Wales and an unforgettable experience.

Cardiff World Half Marathon

The flat, fast and iconic Cardiff course is PB-ready and rich with potential for fast times from mass participants and an elite field.

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