Tips & Advice

Summer Fundraising Ideas

June 24, 2021

With the long summer days, there is so much time to fundraise! Whether you want to run an office sweepstake, host a garden party, or run a bingo event we have the perfect summer fundraising ideas to dive into this this season.  

Sweepstakes

Now is the perfect time to set up a sweepstake competition and raise money for charity. We have an exciting season of sport upon us and it would be a shame not to get involved! They are easy to set up and a fantastic opportunity to get your friends, family and colleagues involved in supporting your fundraising efforts.

How to run a sweepstake :

  1. Decide the competition for your sweepstake. For example, guess the winners of Euro 2021
  2. Set the price of each entry e.g. £5.
  3. Ask your family, friends (or colleagues if it’s an office sweepstake) to make a donation for their entry.
  4. They can pick a possible result from a hat or you can give them one at random.
  5. Whoever guesses correctly wins a prize and the money raised from the entries will be donated to your chosen charity.
Spring Fundraising Ideas

Garden Party

The weather is warming up, so get the picnic rugs ready, fire up the barbeque, and throw a garden party. The size of the party will be dependent on the latest set of guidelines from the government, however Freedom Day is due for 19th July so fingers crossed! Provide food, drinks and entertainment in exchange for donations. The opportunities with this are event are endless! Hold a themed party. Ask a live band to provide music (lots of new musicians also emerging from lockdown!). Serve food and drinks donated by local restaurants and cafes. Ask local businesses to donate prizes for a raffle, auction or tombola on the big day. Set up a Selfie station. Hold a cake sale. Set up a face painting stand. Play garden games…

Sell tickets prior to the event so you know how much stock is required and how many people will be attending your fundraising event. Upcoming dates that you could take advantage of:

Car Wash Fundraiser

A car wash fundraiser is a proven money maker as everyone needs a good car wash once in a while, especially now with all the tree pollen in the air! Plus it is simple to organise. Fun to do. And is a great way to raise funds.

How to hold a car wash fundraiser :

  • Find a venue for your charity car wash – The choice of venue really depends on whether you plan to target passers-by or wash the cars of people prepared to drive to your site. Access to a water supply is also obviously a must have!
  • Make sure you advertise your fundraising car wash – posters, flyers, local media, social media, local community centres and forums.
  • Ensure you have all the equipment required – water supply, hose pipe, buckets, clean rags, Chamois leather, soft cloth for polishing, car shampoo and volunteers!
  • Utilise all opportunities to raise more funds – while the customers are waiting offer them a beverage / snack, or sell raffle tickets etc..

Bingo Event

National Bingo Day is 27th June 2021 so why not gather your friends, family and colleagues for some fun. A fundraising bingo event is a sociable and fun way to raise money for your chosen charity, plus it is easy to run and you can hold it practically anywhere – from your home to your workplace, online or in person.

How to hold a bingo fundraiser :

  • Decide on the date, time and venue of your charity bingo event and invite your family and friends to attend for a donation.
  • You can either purchase your fundraising bingo cards or make one up yourself by creating some grids with 10-14 random numbers between 1-100.
  • Alternatively, provide your guests with blank grids and they can write the numbers themselves.
  • Prepare some prizes for the winners.
  • Contact your chosen charity to see if they have any branded materials you can use to decorate the venue – balloons, posters or banners etc..
  • Maximise your fundraising on the night by having a charity sweepstake or raffle.
Responsible Tourism

Responsible Tourism

June 24, 2021

At Charity Challenge we acknowledge that it is our responsibility to ensure that we do all we can to contribute to making better places for people to live in, in the countries where we operate, and better places for you to visit. We’re proud to have donated over £500,000 to local community organisations in our host countries, helping to support medical, educational and environmental projects, and to carbon offset projects around the world.

Following some feedback from a recent challenge, we have updated our pre-challenge information and Responsible Tourism Policy to place a greater emphasis on respecting, protecting and enjoying the outdoors.

Our Responsible Tourism aims are to:

  1.  Use locally owned services whenever possible
  2.  Respect, protect and enjoy the outdoors
  3.  Encourage transparency with our ground teams about how responsibly they manage our tours
  4.  Support local community projects in the countries in which we operate
  5.  Move towards using local leaders on all overseas challenges rather than foreign leaders

To find out more about our policy and see how we are implementing this please click here

We also have the following policies: Child ProtectionAnimal WelfareInternational Porters Guidelines.

How can you be more responsible on a challenge?

You have an important role to play in ensuring our guidelines for responsible tourism are carried out during the challenge. Participants are encouraged to enter into the spirit of adventure, but to do so with respect for  the places and people you visit.

Remove all unnecessary packaging

Many countries do not have the same refuse disposal systems as you are used to. A typical challenge itinerary generates a surprising amount of waste. We ask that you all do as much as possible to minimise this, and to see that rubbish is disposed of responsibly. Be particularly aware of the problems of disposing of batteries; if in doubt bring them home with you.

Be conservative with water

In many places, water is a scarce resource and without careful use, local people and wildlife suffer. We provide a generous amount of clean drinking water on our challenges, and as much as possible we use tap, filtered or purified water rather than purchasing bottled water. The water that we provide to drink will always have been treated to make it safe to drink. When cleaning your teeth, turn the water tap off whilst you are brushing. Dirty water used from washing either yourself or dishes should be scattered on the ground 100ft away from river sources if a drain is not available, do not use non-biodegradable soap in lakes or streams.

Don’t leave your rubbish behind

Please take it with you. Your rubbish is not often biodegradable, is always unsightly, and may take years to biodegrade especially in desert or mountain environments. In some instances, rubbish can cause great harm to wildlife. It may seem that local communities have little regard for their environment and contribute heavily to the problem of rubbish, but waste disposal is often very limited. Please don’t let our presence add to these problems. Please carry your rubbish with you and dispose of it at the next camp or town you come to. Try and leave the area as you would want to find it, this may include picking up other people’s rubbish at your camp site.

Smoking

If you must smoke, you should collect the matches and cigarette butts when finished and put them in your pocket and dispose of them properly when you get to camp. Not only does it present a fire risk, cigarette butts take many years to decompose and may harm local wildlife.

Noise

Noise should be kept to a minimum so as not to disturb the animals. Animals should not be touched, goaded, fed or disturbed in any way. Don’t try to approach animals as this may cause them to panic and injure themselves as they try to escape.

Damage

Try not to damage any plant life, which you come across. This includes not picking flowers, which might be rare. When trekking, follow your guides and keep to the path. Going off the beaten track could result in damaging sensitive soil and vegetation. Removing coral damages the marine ecosystem and is nearly always unsustainable. If you are near coral, please bear in mind it is made up of tiny animals and takes centuries to grow. Treading on coral can cause severe long­ term damage.

Accommodation

Most challenges begin and end in a hotel. Please turn off air conditioning and lights when you are not in the room. Also ask the challenge leader to talk to hoteliers about towel washing options and please use the towels more than once rather than asking for (or allowing) them to be washed every day.

Toilets

As many of our challenges will take you off-the-beaten track, there are often a lack of toilet facilities. On treks it is unlikely you will have a flushing toilet. Instead a toilet tent will be erected and a pit dug. Any paper rubbish should be collected, not buried. If you are out for the day and no toilet is available please ask your challenge leader what the appropriate action is and ensure you don’t leave any paper waste behind (you can take nappy bags for this). Where a toilet is provided, please use it, as opposed to finding your own rock to crouch behind. Toilet paper is unsightly and takes a long time to decompose.

Tipping

Tipping is perfectly acceptable and can form the base of the local economy, with some relying mainly on tips. Please refer to the Trip Notes for the trip for the recommended amount. Your challenge leader will advise you during the challenge how this is distributed between the crew.

Respect

Respect local customs and follow high standards of courtesy. Treat images of the heads of state with respect. Be aware of the differences in social behaviour and behave appropriately. Standards of acceptable behaviour vary greatly from place to place, and people of developing countries can often be easily shocked  by ‘western’ behaviour. Displays of intimacy are often considered not suitable in public. Don’t make  promises you can’t keep. So if you say you are going to write, do. Learn some words in the local language to help make contact and conversation.

Observe the local dress code in the areas in which you are travelling, e.g. cover up in holy places. Local people can feel deeply offended when visitors do not observe the dress code and this can also cause unwanted attention. Respect property and their surroundings. Leave places you visit as you found them, or even better. Ensure you know the appropriate behaviour for the situation you are in, for example, ask your  leader if it is essential to remove your shoes before entering a building.

Photography

Ask permission before taking someone’s photo. Many people don’t like having their photo’s taken and there  may be religious reasons for this. Don’t pay children for photos’ as it will encourage them to beg. If they have the opportunity to go to school they may not to be so willing to do so if they can make money from tourists by looking cute. Be cautious when taking photos of bridges, official buildings, persons in uniform, planes and airports, or religious buildings and ceremonies. Ask your challenge leader for advice if unsure.

If you  need any help or advice about any of the above points then please don’t hesitate to email us here in the office at challenges@charitychallenge.com and we can give you some additional guidance.

Challenges

FEATURED CHALLENGE: Snowdon Triple Challenge

May 26, 2021

Highlights :

  • Take on an exciting multi-activity challenge in the heart of Snowdonia National Park
  • Complete 3 epic activities over 1 day – 15km trek, 17km cycle, and 4km kayak
  • Cycle around the lake shore of Llyn Padarn and pass the famous slate quarries
  • Summit the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon (1,085m)
  • Nestling in Snowdon’s ever-present shadow and amongst the beautiful landscapes of the Llanberis Pass, kayak across Llyn Padam
  • Book a team (friends or colleagues) and challenge other teams to compete against!

Overview :

Grab this opportunity to pit yourself against the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park in this tough and exciting multi-activity challenge. You’ll summit the mighty Snowdon as well as tackling challenging biking and kayaking sections all the while surrounded by this stunning part of the UK.

The Snowdon Triple Challenge is graded as tough. This is the perfect challenge for participants who are of an adventurous spirit and an open mind, but perhaps haven’t taken on a multi-activity challenge before. You will not need to be to an expert cyclist or kayaker, just somebody with a willing sense of adventure. The trip may be short, but it is far from a walk in the park as you confront steep climbs and gruelling hills over the 36km route. 

Why Choose Charity Challenge?

  • Everything included from the moment you arrive. Unlike other operators we include everything from hotel accommodation, breakfast on the morning of the challenge,  and plenty of lunch and snacks whilst on the challenge.
  • Hire of kayaks is included in the cost. Hire of road bikes can be facilitated or bring your own.
  • The very best leaders and instructors, who are fully qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun. They will do everything to help you complete the challenge and have a great time doing it.
  • Fully qualified cycling and kayak leaders who can also provide expert instruction to guide you through each activity.
  • Summit the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon, 1085m high

Whats included in the challenge :

  • One night’s accommodation in a hotel (twin-share)
  • All meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Drinking water on challenge days
  • All equipment for the kayaking section will be provided for you along with safety instruction. Hire of road bikes can be provided.
  • Fully qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun mountain, cycling and kayak leaders who can also provide expert instruction to guide you through each activity
  • Charity Challenge medal
  • Challenge Safe Kit – a disposable face mask, 100ml alcohol-based hand sanitiser (72%) and a Charity Challenge buff
  • 15% off Cotswold OutdoorSnow and Rock, and Runners Need
  • 10% kit hire discount with Outdoorhire
  • Support materials (itinerary, kit list, challenge information, health notes, Covid Safe health & safety guidelines, travel tips, responsible travel policy, and guidance)
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Fundraising advice & fitness training notes
  • Repeat booker discount for your next Charity Challenge

How to fund your challenge :

  • Self-funder – Pay a registration fee of £75 when you book. Then a balance of £194 (5 weeks before your challenge). Raise as much as you can for your nominated charity.
  • Minimum sponsorship – Registration fee of £75 when you book. Raise a minimum of £395 for your nominated charity. You can raise funds for any UK or Irish registered charity.

NB: Please note that the registration fee for 2022 is £85 (£75 in 2021)

For more information please click here

Availability :

Within our Triple Challenge Series we also have 3 additional UK & Ireland challenges you can get involved with. Do you have what it takes to take on all four Triple Challenges?

Lake District Triple Challenge, England

Trek to the summit of one of the Lake District’s most iconic peaks, the Old Man of Coniston (803m), before testing yourself on the off-road mountain bike trails of Grizedale Forest, then kayak across the iconic Coniston Water.

Scottish Highlands Triple Challenge, Scotland

Join us in the Cairngorms National Park for an exciting weekend of cycling, trekking and kayaking. Culminating with an ascent of Ben Nevis (1,344m) and set within the classic adventure playground of the Scottish Highlands, this is the ultimate triple challenge.

Irish Triple Challenge, Ireland

A breath-taking triple challenge in the Irish adventure playground of Killarney National Park – a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Cycle along the famous Ring of Kerry, kayak in the beautiful Killarney lakes and then trek to the summit of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil (1,038m), all in one incredible weekend of adventure.

Challenges

Last Minute UK Challenges!

May 20, 2021
London 10 Peaks Challenge

After 6 long months of restrictions, this week sees an extremely welcome return to operating our UK challenges again. Our first set of challengers for 2021 will be taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks at Night Challenge this weekend and the Team at Charity Challenge could not be more excited!

We know that everyone is itching to get back outside and dust off their hiking gear, so why not consider one of our easy to commit to, last minute challenges this summer :

5 Reasons To Book A Last Minute Charity Challenge

1) Low registration fee – Each of our challenges listed below has a registration fee of just £35!

2) Low sponsorship – Raise a minimum of £195.00 for your nominated charity or choose the self funded option and pay a balance of £95 plus raise whatever you can for your choice of charity.

3 ) Lots of great inclusions – Drinks and snacks available throughout the day, Celebratory drink and medal at the finish, 15% off Cotswold Outdoor, Snow and Rock, and Runners Need, Challenge Safe Kit (a disposable face mask, 100ml alcohol-based hand sanitiser (72%) and a Charity Challenge Buff), plus fully qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun Mountain Leaders.

4) Booking with confidence – We understand that there may still be a little uncertainty around booking in the current climate, so we have pulled together “Booking with Confidence”, all the information you require to you book your next Charity Challenge with absolute confidence!

5) Covid Safe – Dont’ forget, all of our challenges have new health and safety measures in place to ensure they are Covid Safe. Read more here Covid-19 : Keeping you Safe

Edinburgh 7 Summits Challenge

Edinburgh 7 Summits Challenge, Scotland – Sat 17 Jul 2021

Take part in this tough 35km urban challenge set in the heart of Edinburgh. Experience hidden routes through this beautiful Scottish city and experience it from seven incredible viewpoints! You’ll follow historic waterways, forgotten railways, stop off at castles and palaces and climb to the summit of Arthurs Seat – an extinct volcano!

The 7 summits include : Corstorphine Hill (161m), Craiglockhart Hill East (175m), Braid Hill (205m), Blackford hill (164m), The Royal Observatory (146m), Arthur’s seat (251m), and Carlton Hill (103m).

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London Royal Parks Challenge

London Royal Parks Challenge, England – Sat 07 Aug 2021

Challenge yourself to this marathon distance trek between the 10 London Royal Park’s. This epic 42km route will take you across historic parkland and beautiful green spaces, while passing some of the finest architecture in London. From Richmond Park, along the banks of the River Thames, passing iconic Westminster and Buckingham Palace, before ending in Greenwich Park.

By the end of the challenge you will have visited each of the 10 ‘Royal Parks’ – 1) Bushy Park, 2) Richmond Park, 3) Brompton Cemetery, 4) Victoria Tower Gardens, 5) St James’s Park, 6) Green Park, 7) Hyde Park
8) Kensington Gardens, 9) Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, 10) Greenwich Park.

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Snowdon at Night Challenge, Wales – Sat 07 Aug 2021

Beginning in the town of Llanberis, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, this spectacular challenge will see you and fellow fundraisers trekking to the top of Snowdon (1085m) … at night! Trek under the starry skies of Snowdonia in order to reach the summit of the highest mountain in Wales for sunrise.

After the elation of reaching the top you must summon up the energy to return to the start where it will be time to relax and celebrate with a celebration breakfast!

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London 10 Peaks Challenge, England – Sat 21 Aug 2021

Discover ten of London’s often hidden peaks on this new marathon distance walking urban challenge. See a different side to London and journey through 42km of beautiful woodland, nature reserves and quieter spaces on the popular ‘London Loop’ footpath.

The peaks include: White Hill (100m), Pinner Hill (130m), Harrow Weald Common (131m), Stanmore Hill (151m), Deacons Hill (135m), Furze Hill (135m), Mill Hill (111m), Mount Moat (145m), Arkley (147m), Bournwell Hill (129m).

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Visit England - We're Good to Go

We are proud to have acquired the UK Industry Standard mark, “We’re good to go” in partnership with the Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This means that our business has followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, has a risk assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Challenges

Launch of 2022 UK Challenges – Trek, Cycle and Triple

May 10, 2021

Charity Challenge are very pleased to announce the launch of our 2022 UK challenge dates for our trek, cycle and triple challenge series. We are blessed to have some of the most spectacular National Parks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites coastal walks and trekking trails right on our doorstep. Whether you are a challenge veteran or this is your first time taking on a Charity Challenge we have something for everyone.

There are three difficulty levels:

  • Challenging: A “challenging” trip will test someone who is relatively fit and has a spirit of adventure. You may have had some previous experience, but this is not necessary as long as the correct training is undertaken. You will be physically tested but the terrain is often on well-established routes.
  • Tough: A “tough” trip should be undertaken by someone with previous experience and interest in the activity – whether biking or trekking. A tough challenge will test you both physically and mentally. Both cycle and treks will be hilly, and training is essential. On a UK “tough” challenge, you should expect 10+ hours of exertion over demanding terrain.
  • Extreme: Extreme challenges will involve a great deal of endurance. These trips are not to be taken lightly. They are usually undertaken by someone with previous experience in a mountain setting, but who wants to take their experience to the next level physically and mentally. Training is essential.

Trek Challenges

Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge, England

Prepare for an epic 22km trek through the rugged and dramatic landscape of the Lake District, as you tackle five of England’s most demanding peaks, including its highest – Scafell Pike (978m).

24 Peaks Challenge, England

Unique multi-day mountain challenge in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Attempt to summit 24 peaks over the course of 2 days trekking on some of the most iconic mountains in the Lake District, covering 47km with a total ascent of 3299m.

National Three Peaks Challenge, UK

Take on the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. Considered one of Britain’s toughest outdoor challenges, the National Three Peaks Challenge takes in the dizzy heights of Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) over 42kms in just 24hrs.

Giant’s Causeway Challenge, Northern Ireland

Commencing at the iconic Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, this tough one day challenge has you trekking a marathon distance along the dramatic Northern Ireland coastline of the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Welsh 3000’s Challenge, Wales

Take your challenge experience to the next level with this extreme 45km mountain trek in stunning Snowdonia. Summit all 15 peaks over 3000ft in Wales in one epic weekend, including its highest – Snowdon (1,085m).

South West Coast Path Challenge, England

Join us for three days of trekking and camping along the stunning South West Coast Path. You will experience everything that this popular long-distance National Trail has to offer on this 65km trek, from remote beaches to rugged cliff tops and picturesque fishing villages – perfect for spotting Atlantic grey seals and dolphins!

West Highland Way Challenge, Scotland

Challenge yourself to complete one of the UK’s most popular long-distance treks, the West Highland Way. Trek 154km, and camp en-route, over seven days through the breath-taking and atmospheric scenery of the Scottish Highlands, experiencing incredible loch’s, stunning glen’s and dramatic highland mountains.

Triple Challenges – Trek, Cycle & Paddle

Snowdon Triple Challenge, Wales

Pit yourself against the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park in this tough and exciting multi-activity challenge. You’ll summit the mighty Snowdon (1,085m) as well as tackling challenging biking and kayaking sections all the while surrounded by this stunning part of Wales.

Lake District Triple Challenge, England

Trek to the summit of one of the Lake District’s most iconic peaks, the Old Man of Coniston (803m), before testing yourself on the off-road mountain bike trails of Grizedale Forest, then kayak across the iconic Coniston Water.

Scottish Highlands Triple Challenge, Scotland

Join us in the Cairngorms National Park for an exciting weekend of cycling, trekking and kayaking. Culminating with an ascent of Ben Nevis (1,344m) and set within the classic adventure playground of the Scottish Highlands, this is the ultimate triple challenge.

Irish Triple Challenge, Ireland

A breath-taking triple challenge in the Irish adventure playground of Killarney National Park – a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Cycle 55km along the famous Ring of Kerry, test yourself on a 1.5km kayak in the beautiful Killarney lakes and then trek 13km to the summit of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil (1,038m), all in one incredible weekend of adventure.

Cycle Challenges

Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge, England

Be inspired by some of the most dramatic scenery England has to offer on this classic two-day bike ride from the west to east coast of the country. Departing from Whitehaven, cycle for 225km, crossing through the Lake District, North Pennines, and the ancient fringes of Hadrian’s Wall, before reaching the North Sea at Whitley Bay.

Tour de Cornwall, England

Join us and cycle over 320km’s from Penzance, via Land’s End, to Plymouth. This epic three-day cycle traverses the entire Cornish peninsula, from west to east and from north to south and all the while you will be surrounded by picturesque countryside, stunning villages and historic harbour towns.

Booking with Confidence

We understand that there may still be a little uncertainty around booking in the current climate, so we have pulled together “Booking with Confidence”, all the information you require to help you book your next Charity Challenge with absolute confidence.

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All of our challenges have new health and safety measures in place to ensure they are Covid Safe. Read more here Covid-19 : Keeping you Safe. Please rest assured that Charity Challenge will continue to monitor all of the latest advice from both the government and local authorities and will ensure that all of our safety systems are up to date.

We are proud to have acquired the UK Industry Standard mark, “We’re good to go” in partnership with the Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This means that our business has followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, has a risk assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Challenges

Launch of 2022 UK Challenges – Winter, Urban and At Night

April 26, 2021
UK 2022 Challenges

Charity Challenge are very pleased to announce the launch of our 2022 UK challenge dates for our Winter, Urban and At Night Challenge series. Think of a time when Covid-19 is just a distant memory and we can comfortably travel and explore the best the UK has to offer!

Can you see yourself trekking under the starry skies of Snowdonia in order to reach the summit of Snowdon for sunrise? Or take on a marathon distance trek between the ten historic and beautiful Royal Park’s in London? Or maybe you want to test yourselves in a more extreme environment by pitting yourself against the spectacular snowy landscape of the Scottish Highlands covered in winter?

Discover some of the most spectacular National Parks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and cities that the UK has to offer with our Winter, Urban and At Night Challenge series and make 2022 the year it all comes true, while raising money for a worthwhile cause, close to your heart.

Winter Challenges

Winter Ben Nevis Weekend, Scotland

An incredible challenge to summit the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis (1344m), in winter! Learn key winter skills, including the use of crampons and ice axes, and then put them to good use to reach the summit where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Scottish Highlands covered in snow.

Urban Challenges

London Royal Parks Challenge

London Royal Parks Challenge, England

Challenge yourself to this marathon distance trek between the ten London Royal Park’s. This epic 42km route will take you across historic parkland and beautiful green spaces, while passing some of the finest architecture in London.

London 10 Peaks Challenge, England

Discover ten of London’s often hidden peaks on this new marathon distance walking urban challenge. See a different side to London and journey through 42km of beautiful woodland, nature reserves and quieter spaces on the popular ‘London Loop’ footpath.

Edinburgh 7 Summits Challenge

Edinburgh 7 Summits Challenge, Scotland

Take part in this tough 35km urban challenge set in the heart of Edinburgh. Experience hidden routes through this beautiful Scottish city and experience it from seven incredible viewpoints! You’ll follow historic waterways, forgotten railways, stop off at castles and palaces and climb to the summit of Arthurs Seat – an extinct volcano!

At Night Challenges

South Downs at Night, England

Push yourself to the limit on this unique nighttime challenge through the South Downs National Park. Trek 42km along the South Downs Way battling fatigue and the demanding terrain of one of southern England’s newest National Parks before reaching Beachy Head and Eastbourne as the sun begins to rise.

Ben Nevis at Night, Scotland

Beginning in Glen Nevis, in the heart of the Scottish highlands, this spectacular challenge will take you to the top of Ben Nevis (1345m)….at night! Reach the summit as the sun starts to rise and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Scottish Highlands.

Scafell Pike at Night, England

Trek under a blanket of stars along this magnificent route to the summit of the highest mountain in England – Scafell Pike (978m). A unique way to challenge yourself and your senses, whilst racing the sun through the night in the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Snowdon at Night, Wales

Beginning in the town of Llanberis, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, this spectacular challenge will see you and fellow fundraisers trekking to the top of Snowdon (1085m) … at night! Trek under the starry skies of Snowdonia in order to reach the summit of the highest mountain in Wales for sunrise.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks at Night, England

Challenge yourself to complete this classic UK trekking challenge, but with a twist! It’s a 38km trek at night to summit the Yorkshire Three Peaks – Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen Y Ghent. Start as the sun sets and aim to reach the final peak as the sun begins to rise.

Booking with Confidence

We understand that there may still be a little uncertainty around booking in the current climate, so we have pulled together “Booking with Confidence”, all the information you require to help you book your next Charity Challenge with absolute confidence.

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All of our challenges have new health and safety measures in place to ensure they are Covid Safe. Read more here Covid-19 : Keeping you Safe. Please rest assured that Charity Challenge will continue to monitor all of the latest advice from both the government and local authorities and will ensure that all of our safety systems are up to date.

We are proud to have acquired the UK Industry Standard mark, “We’re good to go” in partnership with the Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This means that our business has followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, has a risk assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.