Walking Events

Walking Events 2017

With over 220 walks throughout the UK, (and we're still adding), there's something for everyone here. From a one mile stroll to a 100k trek, and all points in-between.

These are all organised group events, and most are for the purpose of raising money for various charities. WLR's Walk the Weight Off Challenge will help you train for the longer distance walks.

Have a browse through or use the links below to go straight to a month to find the walks happening then.

July • August • September • October

July 2017

~ 29 July 2017 ~

Thames Path Mighty Hike

Hike the beautiful Thames Path from Windsor to Henley along the banks of the greatest river in England.

  • Where: Windsor
  • County: Berkshire
  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Fee: £25 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: Macmillan Cancer Support

More Info: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/event-detail/1308/thamespathmightyhike

August 2017

~ 05 August 2017 ~

Snowdon Moonlight Hike

Challenge yourself and climb Mount Snowdon lit only by the moon and your trusty head-torch. This epic moonlight hike will see you experience a Snowdon few others have seen. You'll set off at midnight and arrive at the summit in the twilight hours. As you descend you'll witness the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia at dawn.

  • Where: Snowdonia
  • County: Gwynedd
  • Distance:  
  • Fee: £25 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: Macmillan Cancer Support

More Info: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/event-detail/1306/snowdonmoonlighthike

~ 12 August 2017 ~

St Cuthberts Way Challenge Walk 2017

This 19.5 mile cross border challenge takes in the best section of St Cuthbert’s Way as you start walking in Scotland and finish in England.

  • Where: Wooler
  • County: Northumberland
  • Distance: 19.5 miles
  • Fee: £32.50

More Info: http://shepherdswalks.co.uk/courses/
guided_walks/event_walks/st_cuthberts_way_challenge_walk_2017_-_self_guided

~ 19 August 2017 ~

A Cheviots' Classic

This walk offers stunning views into Scotland as well as across the Cheviots.

  • Where: Barrowburn
  • County: Northumberland
  • Distance: 9.5 miles
  • Fee: £14

More Info: http://shepherdswalks.co.uk/courses/guided_walks/day_walks_-_northumberland/a_cheviots_classic

~ 19 August 2017 ~

DarkMoor UK Trek 2017

On the evening of Saturday 19 August, Marie Curie Nurses across the UK will arrive at the homes of people living with terminal illness to provide hands-on care and emotional support throughout the night. At that same moment in Devon, amazing people like you will be grabbing their torches and setting out on a moonlit trek across the moors to help our nurses be there when families need them most. Our guides will lead you on an adventure through moorland and woodland – lit only by the moon, the stars and your torches flickering across the tors. As you walk through the darkness, sharing stories with friends or making new ones, you can be proud that every step you take and penny you raise will help Marie Curie Nurses bring light in the darkest hours. Minimum age is 14 and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Where: Princetown Community Centre, Yelverton
  • County: Devon
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Fee: £30 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: Marie Curie

More Info: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/charity-events/hiking/dartmoor-night

~ 20 August 2017 ~

Dundee Kiltwalk

Kiltwalks are a series of walking events around Scotland which act as a fantastic platform to rasie funds for CLIC Sargeant.

  • Where: Dundee
  • County:  
  • Distance: 6, 13 or 26 miles
  • Fee: Various
  • Charity: CLIC Sargeant

More Info: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/kiltwalk-2017

~ 20 August 2017 ~

Harthope Valley Circular

This walk takes in Cold Law – a much underated hill which affords wonderful views of the Cheviots – before dropping down to Langleeford at the foot of Cheviot and Hedgehope (the highest hills in the Cheviots). The route crosses the stream and climbs to the impressive Langlee Crags. The return to Carey Bridge  walking on the other side of the valley provides more wonderful views and gives a different perspective to the valley.

  • Where: Carey Bridge
  • County: Northumberland
  • Distance: 9 miles
  • Fee: £14

More Info: http://shepherdswalks.co.uk/courses/guided_walks/day_walks_-_northumberland/harthope_valley_circular

~ 26 August 2017 ~

South Coast Challenge

Join over 2,000 challengers during the August bank holiday weekend for a great and fulfilling walk, jog or run on the beautiful south coast which incorporates some of England's finest scenery.

  • Where: Beachy Head, East Sussex
  • County: East Sussex
  • Distance: 100k, 53k, 25k
  • Fee: £56, £40, £32 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: CLIC Sargeant

More Info: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/south-coast-challenge-2017

~ 27 August 2017 ~

Walk for Parksinson's - Loch Leven

Choose from a gentle 2 mile walk down to Loch Leven to experience this area of exceptional wildlife or a 6 mile walk where views open up towards the West Lomond and Bishop Hill.

  • Where: Loch Leven
  • County: Perth
  • Distance: 2 or 6 miles
  • Fee: £10 for adults. Under 16s £5. Minimum sponsorship requested.
  • Charity: Parkinson's UK

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/walk-parkinsons-loch-leven

September 2017

~ 02 September 2017 ~

8 Peaks Challenge

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lake District National Park you'll put yourself through the ultimate test, as you tackle some of the most demanding and rugged mountains in England.

  • Where: Great Langdale
  • County: Cumbria
  • Distance: 3, 5 or 8 Peaks
  • Fee: £50 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: British Heart Foundation

More Info: https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/walks-and-treks/8-peaks-challenge-lake-district

~ 02 September 2017 ~

Trekfest - The Peaks

The Peak District is home to stunning scenery and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks. Both routes start in the beautiful Hope Valley – the heart of the Peak District home to picturesque and ancient landscapes. The 25km route encompasses part of the enchanting Ladybower reservoir and the 50km route summits Kinder Scout –  a moorland plateau that at 636m (2,087ft) is the highest point in the Peak District, Derbyshire and the East Midlands!

  • Where: Hope Valley
  • County: Derbyshire
  • Distance: 25 or 50k
  • Fee: £45 or £60 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: Various

More Info: http://www.trekfest.org.uk/the-peaks/

~ 02 September 2017 ~

Peak District Mighty Hike

Hike through the beautiful Peak District from Ashbourne to Buxton along the River Dove and the Tissington Trail.

  • Where: Ashbourne
  • County: Derbyshire
  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Fee: £25 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: Macmillan Cancer Support

More Info: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/event-detail/1313/peakdistrictmightyhike

~ 03 September 2017 ~

The Breast Walk Ever

The Breast Walk Ever combines three beautiful routes along the banks of the river Thames finishing at Beale Park near Reading. Participants can choose between the 10k, half or full marathon courses. Each route will be fully signposted and marshaled with support stations at regular intervals. Transportation will be provided taking participants to starting points in Abingdon-on-Thames, Wallingford or Goring-on-Thames.

  • Where: Beale Park, Reading
  • County: Berkshire
  • Distance: 10, 21 or 42k
  • Fee: Adults - £10k, £15. 21 and 42k, £22.50. OAP's & Students £15. Under 10s £10. All plus minimum sponsorship.
  • Charity: Against Breast Cancer

More Info: https://www.againstbreastcancer.org.uk/events/breast-walk-ever/

~ 03 September 2017 ~

Walk for Parkinson's - Ashton Court

There are 2 beautiful routes to choose from. Walk 1.2 miles around the estate and across Smyth Field with a great view of the mansion. You can also explore the beautiful rose garden. Challenge yourself by walking 4 miles through the deer park, passing the miniature railway and through meadows that reveal stunning views across Bristol. Some parts of this walk can be muddy.

  • Where: Ashton Court, Bristol
  • County: Somerset
  • Distance: 1.2 or 4 miles
  • Fee: £10 for adults. Under 16s £5. Minimum sponsorship requested.
  • Charity: Parkinson's UK

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/walk-parkinsons-ashton-court-bristol

~ 09 September 2017 ~

Thames Path Challenge

Join more than 3,000 challengers take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river.

  • Where: Putney Bridge, London
  • County: London
  • Distance: 100k, 53k, 25k
  • Fee: £56, £40, £32 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: CLIC Sargeant

More Info: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/thames-path-challenge-2017

~ 09 September 2017 ~

Thames Bridges Trek 2017

The Thames Bridges Trek is unique. Following a route steeped in history, trek past some of London’s most iconic spots, taking in 16 bridges. Setting out from Putney Bridge, you will head east towards the city, zigzagging over an array of historic bridges - each with its own fascinating story to tell. Riverside, and 20k later, it's a finish line celebration next to the majestic Tower Bridge.

  • Where: London
  • County: London
  • Distance: 20k
  • Fee: £24 registration plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: CLIC Sargeant

More Info: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/thames-bridges-trek-2017

~ 09 September 2017 ~

The Schil 2017

A stunning long walk in Northumberland. The highlight of the walk is the ascent of The Schil, from where you are treated to some of the most spectacular views in Northumberland. From there you drop down to the head of the College Valley, which must be one of the best known in Northumberland. After a quick visit to the Mountain Rescue Hut you drop down steeply to the valley floor.

  • Where: College Valley
  • County: Northumberland
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Fee: £14

More Info: http://shepherdswalks.co.uk/courses/guided_walks/day_walks_-_northumberland/the_schil_-_2017

~ 09 September 2017 ~

Gower Macmarathon 14 Mile Challenge

This scenic walking marathon sees us journey 14 miles along the beautiful coastal paths and stunning beaches of the Gower Coastline.

  • Where: Gower
  • County: West Glamorgan
  • Distance: 14 or 22 miles
  • Fee: £20 plus sponsorship target
  • Charity: Macmillan Cancer Support

More Info: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/event-detail/1367/gowermacmarathon14miles

~ 10 September 2017 ~

Walk for Parkinson's - Brodie Castle

Nestled within 178 acres of peaceful parkland, the tower house of Brodie Castle dates back to the 16th century and is renowned for its history, treasures and beautiful gardens.

  • Where: Brodie Castle, Forres
  • County: Moray
  • Distance: 1 or 5 miles
  • Fee: £10 for adults. Under 16s £5. Minimum sponsorship requested.
  • Charity: Parkinson's UK

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/walk-parkinsons-brodie-castle-forres

~ 10 September 2017 ~

Walk for Parkinson's - Packwood House

Returning for 2017, this stunning 6 mile walk will take you around the beautiful grounds of Packwood House, its impressive Yew Garden and the historic moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton. The walk takes you along the picturesque Stratford upon Avon canal and along the Heart of England way. This will be a great walking event for all the family and will suit most levels of fitness, age and ability.

  • Where: Packwood House
  • County: Warwickshire
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Fee: £10 for adults. Under 16s £5. Minimum sponsorship requested.
  • Charity: Parkinson's UK

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/walk-parkinsons-packwood-house-warwickshire

~ 10 September 2017 ~

Walk for Parkinson's - Oxford

Join Parkinson's UK for our seventh sponsored walk around this beautiful, historic city to help fund their work. Choose from a gentle 1.3-mile stroll, or a more challenging 4 or 8-mile route and take in many of Oxford’s famous sights.

  • Where: Cherwell School, Oxford
  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Distance: 1.5, 4.5 or 8 miles
  • Fee: £10 for adults. Under 16s £5. Minimum sponsorship requested.
  • Charity: Parkinson's UK

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/walk-parkinsons-oxford

~ 15 September 2017 ~

Three Peaks Challenge 2017

You'll start your epic challenge in Ben Nevis, Scotland on Saturday morning, then head south to climb Scafell Pike in the Lake District on Saturday night and finish with an early morning ascent of Snowdon in Wales on Sunday. Your aim is to complete all three peaks in just 24 hours.

  • Where: Ben Nevis, Grampian
  • County: Grampian
  • Fee: £99 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: CLIC Sargeant

More Info: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/three-peaks-challenge-2017

~ 15 September 2017 ~

Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival

This festival will combine workshops, social events, guided Nordic walks and the UK’s first Nordic walking Marathon (in fact its almost 27 miles due to the rugged terrain!) there will also be a 16 mile stunning challenge route and a host of walks at all levels. Entries are Now Open and all finishers will get a unique medal.

  • Where: Purbeck
  • County: Dorset
  • Distance: Various
  • Fee: £60

More Info: https://www.nordicwalking.events/purbeck-festival-2017/

~ 17 September 2017 ~

Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Kiltwalks are a series of walking events around Scotland which act as a fantastic platform to rasie funds for CLIC Sargeant.

  • Where: Edinburgh
  • County:  
  • Distance: 6, 13 or 26 miles
  • Fee: Various
  • Charity: CLIC Sargeant

More Info: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/kiltwalk-2017

~ 17 September 2017 ~

Walk for Parkinson's - Leeds-Liverpool Canal

The walk follows the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath and crosses from Yorkshire to Lancashire and back again. It starts at the Gargrave Village Hall near Skipton and finishes at the Foulridge Canal Wharf. You can choose between 3, 8 mile or 11 mile routes. This will be a great walking event for all the family and suits most levels of fitness and ability.Take part in a Walk for Parkinson’s in 2017 and help raise vital funds for people affected by Parkinson’s. Every step will take us closer to a cure.

  • Where: Gargrave Village Hall, Skipton
  • County: North Yorkshire
  • Distance: 3, 8 or 11 miles
  • Fee: £10 for adults. Under 16s £5. Minimum sponsorship requested.
  • Charity: Parkinson's UK

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/walk-parkinsons-leeds-liverpool-canal

~ 17 September 2017 ~

Walk for Parkinson's - Leeds Castle

Join Parkinson's UK for a fantastic walk within and around the grounds of Leeds Castle. With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, Leeds Castle rises majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years. The walk takes in many of the stunning aspects of the grounds.

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/walk-parkinsons-leeds-castle

~ 23 September 2017 ~

Snowdon Trek 2017

Join the CLIC Sargeant team as they trek to the top of Wales to conquer Mount Snowdon at an elevation of 3,560ft and be privy to amazing views down to Glaslyn far below.

More Info: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/snowdon-trek-2017

~ 23 September 2017 ~

London Marathon Walk

Pull on your daisy roots, and join in for this our cockney-themed London Marathon ball of chalk!

  • Where: London
  • County: London
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Fee: £25 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: Choose your own charity

More Info: https://www.discoveradventure.com/challenges/london-marathon-walk

~ 23 September 2017 ~

Shine Night Walk - London

Shine is Cancer Research UK’s marathon night walk, bringing people from across the UK together to light up London and fund life-saving research.

  • Where: London
  • Distance: 13.1 or 26.2 miles
  • Fee: £39.99 plus sponsorship
  • Charity: Cancer Research UK

More Info: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/find-an-event/charity-walks/shine-night-walk

~ 24 September 2017 ~

Walk for Parkinson's - Antrim Castle

Join Parkinson's UK for a 1.3 mile or 3 mile walk around the historical gem that is Antrim Castle. Walk into the past and stroll around this magnificent setting and when you have finished your walk why not pop into the lovely Garden Coffee Shop or visit the exhibition at the Oriel Gallery.

  • Where: Antrim Castle
  • County: Co Antrim
  • Distance: 1.3 or 3 miles
  • Fee: £10 for adults. Under 16s £5. Minimum sponsorship requested.
  • Charity: Parkinson's UK

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/walk-parkinsons-antrim-castle

October 2017

~ 01 October 2017 ~

Walk for Parkinson's - Burghley House

With 1, 3 and 10 mile routes to choose from, our Burghley House walk offers something for everyone. Come walk within the grounds of this stunning Elizabethan property and the surrounding picturesque area of Stamford, Lincolnshire.

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/walk-parkinsons-burghley-house-lincolnshire

~ 06 October 2017 ~

Through the Blackpool Lights

Your dog has the power to give someone a new life. Now in it's sixth year, the hugely popular Blackpool Lights sponsored dog walk is back this October and is not to be missed! 

More Info: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/dogs-unite/find-events/through-the-blackpool-lights

~ 08 October 2017 ~

Glasgow Bridges Walk

This event is suitable for all members of the family (including canine companions!) whether young or old. The route is accessible for prams and wheelchairs too.

  • Where: Glasgow
  • County: Strathclyde
  • Distance: 7 miles
  • Fee: £10 plus sponsorship
  • Charity: Kidney Research UK

More Info: https://www.kidneyresearchuk.org/get-involved/events/glasgow-bridges-walk-2017

~ 08 October 2017 ~

Wild Moors and Tors UK Trek 2017

Your walk will start your 15 mile trek with a steep 1746ft ascent to Hamel Down ridge, with views overlooking the Dartmoor National Park. Fom here, you’ll begin your 12 tors challenge as you trek over a land steeped in myth and legend, exploring one of the last true wildernesses in England. After completing the challenge, you'll pick up your medal, have the chance to refuel with a cream tea, and start celebrating your success with the Marie Curie team. A team of experienced mountain guides will be there to show you the way, however a good level of fitness with prior training is recommended for those wishing to take part in this challenge, as well as a familiarity with basic map reading. Minimum age is 14 and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Where: Sexton's Cottage, Widecombe in the Moor
  • County: Devon
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Fee: £30 plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: Marie Curie

More Info: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/charity-events/hiking/tors-challenge2017

~ 14 October 2017 ~

Learn to Nordic Walk

What is Nordic Walking? It is a gentle type of exercise, walking with poles and is suitable for all levels of fitness, espcially  those who are looking to get into gentle exercise for the first time. Training takes place by the flat, Rothbury riverside, no hills to climb. It has been specifically designed to provide you with an introduction to Nordic Walking and the many health benefits associated with it.

  • Where: Rothbury
  • County: Northumberland
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Fee: £10

More Info: http://shepherdswalks.co.uk/courses/
training_courses/nordic_walking_training/learn_to_nordic_walk_-_october_2017

~ 21 October 2017 ~

Autumn Family Walk

Walk with your family or friends this autumn season around spectacular surroundings in the Peak District. The 10 mile (approx.) route you will mean you get to experience the beautiful views of fall around this stunning area of outstanding beauty. Get back to nature, experience the outdoors whilst fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

  • Where: Peak District
  • County: Derbyshire
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Fee: £25 plus sponsorship
  • Charity: Cystic Fibrosis Trust

More Info: https://www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/events/autumn-family-walk

~ 22 October 2017 ~

Kidlandlee, Clennell Street

After meeting at Alwinton you will be guided to Clennell Street to Kidlandlee. Then continuing to head North you will be guided across Peat Law to Flesh Shank before starting your return journey back down ‘The Street’.

  • Where: Alwinton
  • County: Northumberland
  • Distance: 8.5 miles
  • Fee: £12.50

More Info: http://shepherdswalks.co.uk/courses/guided_walks/day_walks_-_northumberland/kidlandlee,_clennell_street

We've tried to make our list of organised walks as comprehensive as possible. Please let us know if you have information about a walk that'snot included. Email Helpteam@weightlossresources.co.uk

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Useful Links for Walkers:

Check out these links for regular walks and more information:

Central London Outdoor Group

Saturday Walkers Club (London and Southeast)

Walkwise

British Walking Festivals

Long Distance Walkers Association

The Ramblers

Ramble On

Shepherds Walks

National Parks - Family Walks

National Trust - Top 10 Family Walks

Tinies - Family Friendly Walks

The New Forest - Family Walks

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