Hill walking challenges

Hill walking challenges

If you want to raise money for charity but aren’t sure of the best way to go about doing it, consider a summit peak challenge - an achievement that will stand out from the crowd, says Elaine Aronson, timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor.

Whether it’s a trek up Snowdon or charging up every peak over 3,000ft in the Lake District on an epic adventure, your boots were made for walking - so get out there and put them to the test.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PEAK
The intensity and severity varies depending on what you choose. This means that, while it’s always better to set yourself achievable but testing goals, there is something to suit everyone. One particular standout option is the Ben Nevis or Snowdon Midnight Challenge. Arrive at the top just in time for sunrise and treat yourself to a spectacular view.

Unlike marathons and swims, which are rather individual pursuits, summit peak challenges bring you together with others to share an experience like no other.

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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Open challenge
Open challenge
Hill walking 2 days Hill walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £55
A weekend hill-walking challenge taking on 5 of the Lake District's toughest peaks including Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain. Stunning views over the Lake District.
Alzheimers Society
Alzheimers Society
Hill walking 2 days Hill walking
Mount Snowdon, Wales - Gwynedd, UK UK
| Sign up for £80
Climb the highest mountain in Wales at night. Climbing by torch & moonlight adds to the challenge! See the sunrise & spectacular landscape on your descent. Evening meal & breakfast included.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Hill walking 3 days Hill walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £70
A tough challenge in a stunning location – summit 24 peaks of the Lake District in 24 hours!
Prostate Cancer Research Centre
Prostate Cancer Research Centre
Hill walking 1 days Hill walking
Llanberis / Snowdonia, Wales - Gwynedd, UK UK
| Sign up for £35
Support Prostate Cancer Research by taking part in the Snowdon 500 Challenge joining up to 500 walkers from all over the UK to climb up to the top of the highest mountain in England & Wales.
Prostate Cancer Research Centre
Prostate Cancer Research Centre
Hill walking 1 days Hill walking
Llanberis / Snowdonia, Wales - Gwynedd, UK UK
| Sign up for £35
Support Prostate Cancer Research by taking part in the Snowdon 500 Challenge joining up to 500 walkers from all over the UK to climb up to the top of the highest mountain in England & Wales.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Hill walking 3 days Hill walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £70
This unique challenge is an exciting trek up and down 24 of the Lake District's peaks in just 24 hours.
WaterAid
WaterAid
Hill walking 2 days Hill walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £90
A tough challenge to trek up 24 peaks in two days of hard walking. Peaks include Helvellyn and Scafell Pike and Great Gable.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Hill walking 2 days Hill walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £55
A weekend hill-walking challenge taking on 5 of the Lake District's toughest peaks including Scafell Pike - England's highest mountain. Stunning views over the Lake District.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Hill walking 3 days Hill walking
Fort William, Scotland - Highland, UK UK
| Sign up for £75
Reaching the summit of Ben Nevis will provide you with an uplifting sense of achievement. Experience the enchantment, history and remoteness of the Scottish Highlands in a weekend.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Hill walking 3 days Hill walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £70
This unique challenge is an exciting trek up and down 24 of the Lake District's peaks in just 24 hours.
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Thames Path Challenge 25km run - Team Relay

A unique endurance challenge along the Thames Path Trail. Start training, pick your charity and set your watch! 100km, 50km, 25km & Team Relay options.

Cambridge 50

A circular 50m bike ride through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire & towards the Norfolk coast + refreshments. Only £19.70 to enter & raise what you can for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

Great Manchester Swim

Set yourself the goal of the Great Manchester Swim - a unique urban swimming challenge in the heart of the city’s regenerated waterfront. Age 16+.

Three Peaks Challenge

Take on the exhilarating challenge of climbing the 3 highest mountains in Scotland, England & Wales in just 36 hours. An unforgettable endurance experience.

Great East Swim

Choose from half mile (age 12+), 1 mile (age 16+), 2 mile (age 16+) or 5K (age 16+) courses.

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