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If you love walking or hiking and taking in spectacular scenery, and want to help fund life-saving science, this Big Hike adventure is for you!
Whether you're an experienced hiker or just starting out, you'll be supported every big step of the way.
Choose your distance and explore the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, walking past stunning Lochs, streams and waterfalls.
Sign up with friends and family or go solo and meet new people to help beat cancer step by step.
This event is part of Big Hike | The Trossachs.
You'll have a choice of start times when you sign up. if you're a slower walker, you are encouraged to opt for the earliest arrival time so you can fully enjoy the day.
Due to the rural nature of this event unfortunately the course is not wheelchair accessible. The start/finish venue however is wheelchair-friendly.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Big Hike, with the exception of service dogs.
This event is a non-competitive walk so running is not allowed.
Claish Farm Callander
There will be free car parking available for all participants for the duration of your hike. Simply look for the Cancer Research UK flags at the entrance to the start venues where charity representatives will direct you. To minimise congestion please car share wherever practical to do so.
There will be toilet facilities at the start/finish and at each pit stop along the route.
You are advised to use the following 'What 3 Words' link to find the precise location:
The 10K is a stunning, anti-clockwise, circular route starting at Callander and exploring Bohastle Hill and Coihallan Wood.
There are no support points on route, but you'll find refreshments, toilets and a delicious hot meal waiting for you at the finish line!
All routes are fully signposted so all you need to do is lace up your hiking boots, take in the extraordinary views of the Trossachs and fundraise for life-saving research.
This is a fully supported event and therefore there will be a wide range of services available to participants:
Due to venue restrictions, the finish area will need to be closed from 7.30pm.
There will be sweep marshals behind the slowest walkers to ensure that everyone gets back to the finish safely. Please note that in some situations such as bad light or inclement weather, the team has the right to enforce cut-off times for health and safety. Where participants miss a support point cut-off time, transport will be provided back to the start/finish venue.
To help with your preparation beforehand, you can download the Big Hike training guide from the Information Hub which includes tips on nutrition, training plans for each distance and a kit checklist.
The difference your money makes
Your entry fee helps cover the cost of putting the event on. But it doesn't stop there. The money you raise will help change the lives of people affected by cancer.
When you reach your Big Hike fundraising target, Cancer Research UK funds long-term research. And when this happens, the biggest breakthroughs are made.
You'll be supporting the vital work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses who are taking on more than 200 types of cancer.
So walk together, fundraise and play your part to support life-saving science. Because your big steps help Cancer Research UK make big breakthroughs.