Charity walks

Charity walks

Enjoy the great outdoors and some sociable company with one of our 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 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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Marie Curie
Marie Curie
Walking 10 km Walking
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Join thousands walking in memory of someone they love or simply come along to support Marie Curie at Walk to Remember Tyne & Wear.
Marie Curie
Marie Curie
Walking 10 km Walking
Omagh, NI - County Tyrone, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Join thousands walking in memory of someone they love or simply come along to support Marie Curie at Walk to Remember Omagh.
I CAN Charity
I CAN Charity
Walking 1 miles Walking
Egham, Surrey, UK UK
| Sign up for £7.5
Join I CAN & other families to walk 1 mile in this fun family picnic day out. Enjoy a host of free activities, including, a warm up exercise routine, a story corner & face painting!
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now
Walking 21 miles Walking
Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
This unique charity walk takes in each of Stroud’s 5 valleys: Painswick, Slad, Toadsmoor, Chalford & Nailsworth. It’s split into sections so you can walk as much or as little as you like. All ages.
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Walking 10 miles Walking
Birmingham , West Midlands, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Take a 10 mile ramble with your family and friends to finish at the Moseley Rugby club, our host venue to watch the England v Australia Rugby World Cup match afterwards.
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now
Walking 1 km Walking
Everywhere!, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Little feet across the country are stomping to help beat meningitis. You can help too by taking part in a Toddle Waddle.
Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK
Walking 1 days Walking
Everywhere!, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Organise your very own sponsored walk for Diabetes UK! Choose your distance, location and date and get fundraising!
Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's UK
Hill walking 1 days Hill walking
Pen Y Fan, Brecon Beacons, Wales - Dyfed, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Take on our challenge to the top of Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales. You'll feel on top of the world as you reach the summit, nearly 3,000ft above sea level.
Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's UK
Walking 1 days Walking
Packwood House, Arden countryside, Warwickshire, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Join us for a 6-mile walk through the stunning Arden countryside in Warwickshire, passing two National Trust properties.
Parkinson's UK
Parkinson's UK
Walking 1 days Walking
Gargrave, Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK UK
| Sign up for £10
Whether you're for Lancaster or Yorkshire we are all on the same side against Parkinson's. So join us on our walk along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and support our vital work.
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Featured challenges

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5K

*GET YOUR CHARITY PLACE BY 4 MAY* Start & finish at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Hub at Dynamic Earth, this beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park with views of Edinburgh Castle.

Newcastle Stampede (Sun)

Join the Stampede for a 10k Adventure run with a difference. Choose to run on either Saturday or Sunday, or push yourself to the limit with Turbo option - entry onto both days.

London to Henley Trek - 50km route

Our hardcore 50K trek is the ultimate challenge event. You'll be walking day and night through the dark woods, paths and dimly lit lanes.

High Peak Winter Hike

A walking event you will never forget. Hundreds of supporters trekking 17 miles through Derbyshire's beautiful winter wonderland. This is a perfect end of year event!

Vitality Bath Half Marathon

*GET A CHARITY PLACE BY 4TH FEB* Voted 'The Fastest Half Marathon Course in the UK' by Athletics Weekly, the course is one of the flattest and fastest around so great for PBs and beginners. Age 17+.

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