Hill walking challenges

Hill walking challenges

Whether it's a single peak or a series of them, check out these 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.

BHF 24 Peaks Challenge
Featured challenge

BHF 24 Peaks Challenge

11th - 13th September 2015

Challenge yourself to one of the toughest mountain treks that the UK has to offer as you climb 24 peaks in a weekend for the British Heart Foundation. Choose between the dramatic landscapes of the Lake District, the...

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Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now
Hill walking 2 days Hill walking
Lake District, Cumbria, UK UK
| Sign up for £75
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!
Alzheimers Society
Alzheimers Society
Hill walking 1 days Hill walking
Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire, UK UK
| Sign up for £35
Conquer three peaks in the Yorkshire Dales on this tough one day challenge which showcases some of the most stunning scenery England has to offer.
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!
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.
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.
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A 13km obstacle race in the grounds of Winton House & castle comprising of mud runs, trail racing, physical & mental challenges + 21 obstacles. Age 14+. Junior race 5-12 years.

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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Conquer three peaks in the Yorkshire Dales on this tough one day challenge which showcases some of the most stunning scenery England has to offer.

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