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Walking Events, Rambling Festivals, Sponsored Walks, Charity Walks

Submitted walking and rambling events and challenges including sponsored and charity walks.


TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE KINTYRE WAY HAS TO OFFER

The Kintyre Way, a wonderful 87 mile, long distance walking route on the west coast of Scotland has been chosen to play host to BBC Scotland’s farming and countryside programme, Landward.

The entire programme on October 25th will feature the stunning Kintyre peninsula with the main presenter, Dougie Vipond walking the Kintyre Way himself. Starting at Tarbert , Dougie and the team will make their way to the finish of the route on the glorious Mull of Kintyre at the village of Southend.

The Kintyre Way, which was created in 2006, is fully waymarked with distinctive pale blue marker posts and provides walkers with fine stretches of coastal walking combined with a mixture of moorland and forestry tracks, the walk is classed as moderate and can be completed in between 4 and 7 days or over several weekends if you prefer. The views and peaceful surroundings are two of the biggest attractions of this area of Scotland and the Kintyre Way allows walkers to see the whole of the peninsula as it criss crosses from north to south, Good accommodation is plentiful along the route with the main town of Campbeltown providing a wide range of shops and services , baggage transfer facilities are also available locally.

The Kintyre Way has its own website which is packed full of information for those thinking of following in Dougie’s footsteps - www.kintyreway.com

The full programme can be seen on BBC 2 Scotland at 7pm on Friday 25th October.
For further information contact Kintyre Way Marketing Officer, Anne Martin on 0750 222 5791


National Kidney Federation

The National Kidney Federation is a charity run by kidney patients for kidney patients, in the UK there are 50,000 people receiving treatment for kidney disease, our charity looks after the welfare and needs of people with kidney disease. We get no funding from the government and rely completely on sponsorship and donations.

They are organising a series of walking events that your members may be interested in taking part and supporting their charity

All the above require a deposit and a sponsorship but you could go for free, please contact them as follows for more details.

Pete Revell, Head of Fundraising
National Kidney Federation
Office phone: 01480 389791
Mobile: 07721924833
www.kidney.org.uk
FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/nkfukfundraising

Take part in one of the exciting events http://www.doitforcharity.co.uk/nationalkidneyfederation.aspx


Alzheimer Scotland Events Team (PDF Document) has a number of events throughout the year that aim to bring in vital funds to help the number of people who have been diagnosed with dementia. From taking your first 5k to jumping off a plane, we have got a variety of events that will suit everybody.

We hope to get lots of keen participants, whether they are already supporters of Alzheimer Scotland or just looking for a special challenge. Would it be possible to put our Run, Jump, Walk, Pedal poster (pdf) onto your website or possibly print it off and display it in a place where people might see it? It is a generic poster that will last the full year and we promise not to send you anything else in terms of event promotion. I know that you may get a few requests from various charities.

By doing this and helping us display the work we are trying to promote you will be contributing to the overall aim of making sure no-one in Scotland goes through dementia on their own. Your support means that we can continue providing the support that makes a huge difference to people with dementia and their families.

If you would like any further information on the any of our events or on the work of Alzheimer Scotland please do not hesitate to contact the Events Team on 0845 260 0789 or at events@alzscot.org


Northumberland National Park

Free walks for all ages with National Park Voluntary Rangers in Northumberland National Park

Once again this summer, our Voluntary Rangers will be out and about at a number of National Park locations to share some of the knowledge and stories they have about our landscape, wildlife and history. These Voluntary Ranger led walks are free of charge and are an ideal way of getting into the great outdoors for a half day. Families and people of all ages are welcome. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Dogs: Only registered assistant dogs please.

For further information about these walks or to download a leaflet, log onto: www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk


Car Free Walks – the Website for ‘Green’ Walkers

Car Free Walks is a website for environmentally friendly walkers. The site is building a database of UK walks that can be reached using public transport. This provides information for people who want to reduce their environmental impact by using their car less frequently.

Registered users of the website can contribute walks. It is free to register, and users complete a simple online form and map to submit their favourite car-free walks. People can send in any type of walk – mountain, countryside, city – but it must be possible to reach the start and finish of the walk using trains or buses.

Visitors to the website will be able to search for walks near to towns or cities, by county or National Park, or by the type of walk. Each walk has an outline of the route, points of interest along the way, and a map showing key points to help with navigation. The website also links to information about public transport to and from the walk.

Tim Woods, who created the site, says Car Free Walks is looking for more environmentally friendly walkers to contribute. He says “We have added our favourite walks, and now we want people from across the UK to contribute theirs. This will make the most of people’s knowledge of the best walks their local area.”

The website helps to address concerns about the increasing environmental impacts of car use in the UK. Co-founder Gary Shipp says “Cars are a major source of carbon emissions in the UK. This website provides information for people to plan car-free walks throughout the UK. Not using a car also helps to ease overcrowding on country roads and reduces parking congestion at the start of popular walks”.

Car Free Walks was launched in October 2007 and now has over 100 routes. The creators are now calling for walkers throughout the UK to log on and start adding more walks.

Car Free Walks


British Red Cross Events

The British Red Cross participate in various walking events throughout the year such as One Peak Wander. Peruvian Inca trail, Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and the Great Wall of China trek.

We also run other active events such as abseils, skydives, bike rides, runs and marathons.

All our events are run to raise funds so that we can continue our work as a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

Please see: http://www.redcross.org.uk/events for more information.


To submit a walking festival or challenge please send full details to info@ramblingclubs.com

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