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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Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now
Hill walking 2 days Hill walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £75
*LOWER SPONSORSHIP UNTIL 14th APRIL* This challenge event sees you conquer the eight Lake District peaks that rise above 3,000 feet in just two days. Age 18+.
MedEquip4Kids
MedEquip4Kids
Hill walking 2 days Hill walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £40
The ultimate North West trek, traversing the tough, mountainous terrain of the Lake District and conquering 30 peaks in just two days!
British Lung Foundation
British Lung Foundation
Hill walking 3 days Hill walking
Fort William, Scotland - Highland, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
Do you fancy taking on the UK’s highest mountain as part of Team Breathe? Expert-led weekend, accommodation & meals included, just £50 to register...
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!
British Heart Foundation
British Heart Foundation
Hill walking 1 days Hill walking
Glen Nevis, Scotland - Highland, UK UK
| Sign up for £40
Challenge yourself mentally and physically in the dramatic landscapes of the western Grampians & summit the highest mountain in the British Isles, in a single night!
WaterAid
WaterAid
Hill walking 1 days Hill walking
150 locations across the UK & NI, UK UK
| Sign up for £15
WaterAid's biggest annual challenge event! On 6 June we aim to have at least one team of between 4 & 7 walkers on top of 150 mountains across the UK & Ireland.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Hill walking 3 days Hill walking
Snowdonia, Wales - Gwynedd, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
An amazing weekend of highs and... more highs! This challenge trek will see you crossing the breadth of rugged and exciting Snowdonia and summiting the 15 highest peaks in Wales.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Hill walking 3 days Hill walking
Fort William, Scotland - Highland, UK UK
| Sign up for £100
Conquering Ben Nevis! 100 Trekkers...1 Cause. Trek into the heart of the breathtaking Western Highlands, in order to conquer the highest peak in Britain set at 1,343m (4,409ft) above sea level.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust
Hill walking 3 days Hill walking
Fort William, Scotland - Highland, UK UK
| Sign up for £99
Join #TeamTeenageCancer as we trek to the summit of Ben Nevis, and enjoy the amazing view from Britain's highest mountain.
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