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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.
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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 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 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

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

Loads of charity walks including day walks, night walks, weekend treks, challenge walks and shorter walks for all the family.
Charity walks
Hill walking challenges 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
17 Apr 2015 2 days Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge Level 3
Hill walking - Lake District, Cumbria, UK Registration fee £55 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
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.
Do this challenge for any charity
05 Jun 2015 3 days 24 Peak Challenge Level 4
Hill walking - Lake District, Cumbria, UK Registration fee £70 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
A tough challenge in a stunning location – summit 24 peaks of the Lake District in 24 hours!
Do this challenge for any charity
13 Jun 2015 2 days Snowdon 500 Challenge Level 2 Suitable for teams Teams Suitable for beginners Beginners Juniors welcome U18s
Hill walking - Llanberis / Snowdonia, Gwynedd, UK Registration fee £35 Minimum sponsorship option
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.
Do this challenge for Prostate Cancer Research Centre
26 Jun 2015 3 days 24 Peaks Level 3
Hill walking - Lake District, Cumbria, UK Registration fee £70 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
This unique challenge is an exciting trek up and down 24 of the Lake District's peaks in just 24 hours.
Do this challenge for any charity
31 Jul 2015 2 days Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge Level 3
Hill walking - Lake District, Cumbria, UK Registration fee £55 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
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.
Do this challenge for any charity
14 Aug 2015 3 days Ben Nevis Weekend Trek Level 2
Hill walking - Fort William, Highland, UK Registration fee £75 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
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.
Do this challenge for any charity
21 Aug 2015 3 days 24 Peaks Level 3
Hill walking - Lake District, Cumbria, UK Registration fee £70 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
This unique challenge is an exciting trek up and down 24 of the Lake District's peaks in just 24 hours.
Do this challenge for any charity
11 Sep 2015 3 days 24 Peak Challenge Level 4
Hill walking - Lake District, Cumbria, UK Registration fee £70 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
A tough challenge in a stunning location – summit 24 peaks of the Lake District in 24 hours!
Do this challenge for any charity
11 Sep 2015 2 days Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge Level 3
Hill walking - Lake District, Cumbria, UK Registration fee £55 Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
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.
Do this challenge for any charity