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.

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.

  • Where: Burghley House
  • County: Lincolnshire
  • Distance: 1, 3 or 10 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-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! 

  • Where: Blackpool
  • County: Lancashire
  • Distance: 1.6 or 5k
  • Fee: Free plus minimum sponsorship
  • Charity: Guide Dogs for the Blind

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/

~ 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)


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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