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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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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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01 Nov 2014 10 miles Featured challenge
Striding for Survival Level 1 Suitable for beginners Beginners
Walking - Virginia Water, Surrey, UK Registration fee £20 Minimum sponsorship option
Striding for Survival is Pancreatic Cancer Action's annual challenge walk at the beautiful Virginia Water in the South of England. Choose the 10 mile 'Challenge Walk' or 3 mile 'Mini Stride'.
Do this challenge for Pancreatic Cancer Action
16 May 2015 65 km Featured challenge
Great Strides 65 North Level 2 Suitable for teams Teams
Walking - Bridgewater Canal, Greater Manchester, UK Registration fee £50 Minimum sponsorship option
Join us for this team challenge - a 65km (40 mile) walk in and around Manchester.
Do this challenge for Cystic Fibrosis Trust
17 May 2015 9 km Featured challenge
Young Epilepsy's Purple Walk Level 1 Suitable for beginners Beginners
Walking - Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, UK Registration fee £5 Minimum sponsorship option
Help us launch National Epilepsy Awareness Week with an 8.7km walk from the beautiful grounds of Loseley House and up onto the North Downs.
Do this challenge for Young Epilepsy
06 Jun 2015 100 km Featured challenge
Walk100 London to Brighton 24 Hour Walk - 100km option Level 3
Trekking - Putney to Ovingdean, Greater London, UK Registration fee £99 Minimum sponsorship option
A seriously demanding endurance challenge to test your physical and mental stamina! Individuals and teams walk or run from London to Brighton in 24 hours. Are you tough enough? Sign up before December to receive your early bird discount
Do this challenge for Blind Veterans UK
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
25 Oct 2014 30 km Fright Hike - Sherwood Forest Level 2 Suitable for teams Teams
Trekking - Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, UK Registration fee £29 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
Fright Hike is an exciting trek for charity taking place in the spookiest of wooded locations. For Halloween 2014 we’ll be hiking through Sherwood Forest. It’s going to be a SCREAM of a challenge!
Do this challenge for any charity
Trekking - Aberfoyle, Stirling, Central Scotland, UK Registration fee £29 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
Fright Hike is an exciting trek for charity taking place in spooky wooded locations. For Halloween 2014 we’ll be hiking through Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. It’s going to be a SCREAM of a challenge!
Do this challenge for any charity
01 Nov 2014 30 km Fright Hike - Epping Forest Level 2 Suitable for teams Teams
Trekking - Epping Forest, Essex, UK Registration fee £29 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
Fright Hike is an exciting trek for charity taking place in the spookiest of wooded locations. For Halloween 2014 we’ll be hiking through Epping Forest. It’s going to be a SCREAM of a challenge!
Do this challenge for any charity
01 Nov 2014 30 km Fright Hike - Forest of Dean Level 2 Suitable for teams Teams
Trekking - Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK Registration fee £29 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
Fright Hike is an exciting trek for charity taking place in the spookiest of wooded locations. For Halloween 2014 we’ll be hiking through The Forest Of Dean. It’s going to be a SCREAM of a challenge!
Do this challenge for any charity
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