Find Your Challenge
Here at WalkForAReason we know not everyone wants to take part in an organised event – sometimes you just want a challenge you can tackle on your own or with a group of friends. We’ll be using these pages to give you as many ideas for challenges as possible, from challenging day-walks, through to bagging lists and multi-day hikes. We’ll also try to show you some of the great outdoor charities operating in the area around these walks – just in case you fancy raising some money for these as you take on the challenge!
If these walks are a bit to strenuous for you have a look instead at out Shorter Walks pages – we’ll be updating these with details of less challenging walks you can take on any time.
There are three categories in our Find Your Challenge section:
Challenge Walks – long walks, often through difficult terrain, providing a real challenge for you to get stick into! We’ll try and select challenge walks to suit everyone.
Bagging Lists – For the collectors and hoarders amongst us! These challenges give you a list of points to tick off. Usually they are peaks, whether defined by the tops of hills, trig points or other features. They range from single day lists through to life-long challenges. Pick wisely if you are the type to get obsessive about these things!
Multi-Day Hikes – Like the challenge walks, but longer! The trails can take anything from a couple of days to weeks or months to complete, and you can either tackle them as one long trip, or in stages using public transport or by pooling transport with companions.
In 1977 Alfred Wainwright published The Western Fells, the final instalment of his seven volume ode to the Lakeland fells, and in doing so, perhaps unwittingly, cemented the place of his chosen 214 fells, hills and mountains is UK hill-walking folklore. Wainwright’s methods of chosing the hills to include were often quite idiosyncratic, sometimes appearing [...]