Challenge events

Step forward and become a champion walker

A long line of 5 people, walking outdoors, waving and smiling 

What lengths would you go to in order to help promote the benefits of walking? Do good and feel great by setting your own Rambling challenge or take part in one below. You might want to climb a mountain, walk 10,000 steps a day, run a marathon or simply get together with friends and family and arrange a trek to support our work – whatever will motivate you and boost your wellbeing. It’s your challenge, so make it your own.

Take a look at the range of treks that you can join below, see the trail series Race to the Stones, King or Tower to combine historical routes, breath-taking scenery and hearty trekking. 

Whatever you choose to do, your support and hard work will help us continue our work to protect and maintain the places we all love to go walking.

Events you can take part in

Brecon Beacons Trekfest

Landscape of mountains and a lake in front

Location: Brecon Beacons National Park
Date: 6 July 2019
Distance: 25km or 50km
Registration:
 £60 - £75 dependent on distance
Minimum fundraising: £180

Trek Fest The Beacons 6 July 2019The aim of this epic trek across the Brecon Beacons in South Wales is simple - complete your chosen distance whilst making the miles count.

Trekking through the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, you’ll discover breathtaking landscapes, stunning hills and tranquil reservoirs along the way. You’ll also reach the summit of the Brecon Beacons’ highest peak, Pen Y Fan (886m) on both the 25km and 50km routes, where you’ll witness beautiful views stretching as far as the eye can see.

This distinctive flat-topped peak won’t just be the highlight of your adventure – it’s also the highest point in South Wales!

Suitable for beginner trekkers and expert trail runners alike, taking on TrekFest is by no means a walk in the park - it’s tough and will test you both physically and mentally, pushing your boundaries like never before. With the right training and preparation however, it is definitely achievable - as thousands of trekkers over the years will testify.

What’s included?

As soon as you register for TrekFest you’ll be on a fully supported journey to the finish line. We’ll be there for you before, during and after the challenge, ensuring you’re left with memories to last a lifetime. Organising endurance challenge events is our thing so if you have any questions or concerns just get in touch - we’re here to help.

Before

  • Clothing and equipment lists
  • Training guide
  • Route information
  • Fundraising hints and tips
  • 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoors
  • Exclusive access to the TrekFest Facebook
  • Exclusive access to the Participant Area on website
During
  • Fully signposted route
  • Medical support
  • Route guides
  • Marshalled checkpoints with water, fruit and snacks
  • Halfway hot meal (for 50km route only)
  • Timing chips
  • Marshals and sweep walkers along the route
  • Unbeatable support from the TrekFest crew

After

  • Finisher’s medal and t-shirt – wear them with pride!
  • Hot meal at the finish line
  • Post-trek massage – soothe away those aches and pains
  • Hot showers
  • Celebratory drink as you cross the finish line
  • Unwind in our post-trek chill out zone
  • An incredible sense of achievement!
  • Finishing time and stats

Hadrian’s Wall Trek

A man on horseback, wearing Roman styled clothing, looking at a wall built along a ridge

Location: Northumberland
Date: 13-15 September 2019
Distance: 25 miles
Registration:
£75
Minimum fundraising: £510

Global Adventure ChallengesFollow in the footsteps of the Roman legions on this fantastic weekend trekking challenge as we trek
from Lanercost Priory to Brocolitia. Trekking 25 miles along the most remarkable Roman monument in
the country, Hadrian’s Wall, our route encompasses breath-taking views and fascinating ruins with the
picturesque Northumberland countryside providing stunning backdrops from start to finish. Join us and
conquer the wall on this classic trekking challenge!

Highlights

  • Explore a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover fascinating ruins of ancient Roman forts and settlements built over 2,000 years ago
  • Experience history every step of the way
  • Follow the line of Hadrian’s Wall from Lanercost Priory to Brocolitia

What’s included?

As soon as you register for Hadrian’s Wall Trek you’ll be on a fully supported journey to the finish line. We’ll be there for you before, during and after the challenge, ensuring you’re left with memories to last a lifetime. 
  • Tented accommodation on day one and day two
  • Meals starting from dinner day one through to lunch on day three
  • Transfers as stated in itinerary
  • Tents and camping fees (participants must bring their own sleeping bag and mattress)
  • Qualified Global Adventure Challenges Event Crew and Mountain Leaders
  • Vehicle for back up and support 
  • Clothing and equipment lists
  • Training guide
  • Route information
  • Fundraising tips and tricks
  • Fully signposted route
  • Medical support
  • Marshalled checkpoints with water, fruit and snacks
  • Finisher’s medal and t-shirt – wear them with pride!
  • An unforgettable once in a life time experience!

Race to the King

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Location: Gaston Farm, Arundel, BN18 0RS – Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, SO23 9LS
Date: 22-23 June 2019
Distance: 52 miles
Registration:
£39 (non stop) / £59 (weekender, inc. camping)
Minimum fundraising: £425

Race to the king logoRace to the King is the stunning South Downs walk, jog or run, taking you from Arundel to the magnificent Winchester Cathedral. 

Along the stunning South Downs Way, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Ancient Weald of Southern England and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park.  

This is a challenge for all, inclusive of all ages, experience and fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, patient plodder or weekend walker – choose to camp over the weekend or take on the full distance in one go.

You’ll be inspired with every step you take. 

What’s included?

  • Training programme tailored to all levels
  • Fully signposted route, with regular rest stops
  • Hot meals, showers, drinks and sports nutrition
  • Bag transport to the finish 
  • Free personal event photos uploaded on Facebook 
  • Medical support at pit stops and en route
  • Finisher’s medal

Watch the video about Race to the King.

Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones

A long line of walkers, in to the distance, in a field of wheat

Location: Lewknor, Oxon, OX49 5RR – Rutland Farm, Avebury, SN8 1RH
Date: 3-14 July 2019
Distance: 100km
Registration:
£39 (non stop) / £64(weekender, inc. camping)
Minimum fundraising: £425

Dixons Carphone Warehouse Race the the stones logoTake part in Race to the Stones, one of the UK’s biggest long distance treks or runs, on the Ridgeway - Britain’s oldest path. 100km is all that stands in your way, as you walk, jog or run to the historic Avebury Stone Circle.

Enjoy the stunning British countryside from the Chilterns to the North Wessex Downs, passing Bronze Age hill forts and Roman river crossings.

This is a challenge for all, inclusive of all ages, experience and fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, patient plodder or weekend walker – choose to camp over the weekend or take on 100km in one go.

What’s included?

  • Training programme tailored to all levels
  • Fully signposted route, with regular rest stops
  • Hot meals, showers, drinks and sports nutrition
  • Bag transport to the finish 
  • Free personal event photos uploaded on Facebook 
  • Medical support at pit stops and en route
  • Finisher’s medal

Watch the video about Race to the Stones.

HEINEKEN Race to the Tower

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Location: Hand Farm, Stroud, GL6 6JR – Broadway Tower, Broadway, WR12 7L
Date: 8-9 June 2019
Distance: 52 miles
Registration:
£39 (non stop) / £59 (weekender, inc. camping)
Minimum fundraising: £425

Heineken Race to the tower logoConquer the Cotswolds and take on HEINEKEN Race to the Tower in June! 

From quaint idyllic villages to medieval burial grounds, the Cotswold Way will take you all the way to the foot of the magnificent Broadway Tower. 

The highlights are endless, rich with 13th Century ruins and modern day film locations. The yellow, Jurassic Cotswold stone will pave the way, as you pass castles and the famous Cooper’s Hill en route.

This is a challenge for all, inclusive of all ages, experience and fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, patient plodder or weekend walker – choose to camp over the weekend or take on the full distance in one go.

HEINEKEN Race to the Tower. Unrelentingly beautiful. Unforgettably challenging. 

What’s included?

  • Training programme tailored to all levels
  • Fully signposted route, with regular rest stops
  • Hot meals, showers, drinks and sports nutrition
  • Bag transport to the finish 
  • Free personal event photos uploaded on Facebook 
  • Medical support at pit stops and en route
  • Finisher’s medal

Watch the video about Race to the Tower.

Snowdon at Night

A woman wearing a backpack, looking out at a sunset and mountains

Location: Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park
Date: 3-4 August 2019
Distance: 9.5 miles
Registration:
£49
Minimum fundraising: £280

Global Adventure ChallengesJoin us as we explore the highest mountain in Wales and England by moonlight! Following the Llanberis track to the summit using torches to light our way, trekking by night will bring a fresh twist to this classic charity challenge. Upon reaching the mountain summit we’ll be rewarded with unforgettable views of the sun rising across the Snowdonia National Park, and as we descend breath-taking sights of the mountain range will uncover before us. Once we reach the finish line in Llanberis we’ll celebrate our achievement with a well-earned breakfast!

Silhoutette of a ridge, against a dusk sky

What’s included?

As soon as you register for Snowdon Trek you’ll be on a fully supported journey to the finish line. We’ll be there for you before, during and after the challenge, ensuring you’re left with memories to last a lifetime. 
  • Snacks and refreshments along the route and breakfast
  • Qualified Global Adventure Challenges leaders 
  • Vehicle for back up and support 
  • Clothing and equipment lists
  • Training guide
  • Route information
  • Fundraising tips and tricks
  • Fully signposted route
  • Medical support
  • Marshalled checkpoints with water, fruit and snacks
  • Finisher’s medal and t-shirt – wear them with pride!
  • The priceless view of the sun rising over the spectacular National Park!

Snowdon Trek

Looking over a lake and rocks to a mountain range in the distance

Location: Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park
Date: 21-22 Sept 2019
Distance: 12 miles
Registration:
£75
Minimum fundraising: £420

Global Adventure ChallengesThis is the perfect challenge for anyone new to trekking and charity challenge events! We follow the Pyg track to the summit, walking from our campsite to the top of Pen y Pass and then ascending steadily with the imposing Crib Goch directly above, and amazing views down to Llyn Glaslyn far below.

Our fully supported trek will open up dramatic views as far as the eye can see as we approach the summit. After celebratory photos, we start our descent on the more gradual Miners Path. We are treated to the most stunning views as we wind our way down to Pen y Pass and back to our campsite to get ready for our celebratory meal!

What’s included?

As soon as you register for Snowdon Trek you’ll be on a fully supported journey to the finish line. We’ll be there for you before, during and after the challenge, ensuring you’re left with memories to last a lifetime. 
  • Accommodation on day one
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 through to breakfast on day two
  • Qualified Global Adventure Challenges leaders
  • Vehicle for back up and support
  • Clothing and equipment lists
  • Training guide
  • Route information
  • Fundraising tips and tricks
  • Fully signposted route
  • Medical support
  • Marshalled checkpoints with water, fruit and snacks
  • Finisher’s medal and t-shirt – wear them with pride!
  • An incredible sense of achievement!