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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.

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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31 Oct 2014 13 miles Featured challenge
Halloween Hike - London's Scariest Midnight Walk! Level 2 Juniors welcome U18s
Walking - London, Greater London, UK Registration fee £45
The Halloween Hike is an unlucky 13 mile loop around Londons most haunted sites. Have fun being scared out of your wits & find suprises lurking around every corner at "The Crypt" our terrifying venue.
Do this challenge for any charity
No date 1 km Toddle Waddle Level 1 Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Walking - Everywhere!, UK Registration fee £0 Minimum sponsorship option
Little feet across the country are stomping to help beat meningitis. You can help too by taking part in a Toddle Waddle.
Do this challenge for Meningitis Now
No date 1 days Walkies for PDSA Level 1 Suitable for teams Teams Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Walking - Everywhere!, 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
16 Nov 2014 17 miles High Peak Trail Winter Challenge Level 1 Suitable for teams Teams Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Hill walking - Matlock, Derbyshire, UK Registration fee £20 Minimum sponsorship option
A walking event you will never forget. Hundreds of supporters treking 17 miles through Derbyshire's beautiful winter wonderland, a perfect end of year event and one of our favourites. Age 14+.
Do this challenge for British Heart Foundation
01 May 2015 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 May 2015 106 km Isle of Wight Challenge 106km - walk Level 4 Suitable for teams Teams
Walking - West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK Registration fee £49 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
02 May 2015 32 km Isle of Wight Challenge 32km - walk Level 3 Suitable for teams Teams
Walking - West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK Registration fee £29 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
02 May 2015 54 km Isle of Wight Challenge 54km - walk Level 3 Suitable for teams Teams
Walking - West Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK Registration fee £39 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for selected charities
08 May 2015 3 days Cornish Atlantic Coastal Challenge Level 2 Suitable for teams Teams Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Walking - Padstow, Cornwall, UK Registration fee £159 Minimum sponsorship option
This 24m challenge begins in the beautiful seaside town of Padstow & traverses coastal scenery to Newquay, passing sandy beaches, sheltered coves, secluded & hidden bays & delightful fishing villages.
Do this challenge for Breakthrough Breast Cancer
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