Big Wild Walk Challenge

Big Wild Walk 2021

Monday 25 October 2021 - Sunday 31 October 2021

Get active
Discover local wild spaces
Make memories
Raise money for wildlife

Help The Wildlife Trusts tackle the nature and climate emergency by challenging yourself to a Big Wild Walk this October half-term.

Between 25 and 31 October, we’re asking nature lovers to fundraise for The Wildlife Trusts, as we embark on our mission to protect at least 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030.

The Big Wild Walk challenge

Marking our 30 by 30 goal, we're setting the challenge of taking on one of the following:

  • Walk 30km over the Big Wild Walk week
  • Walk 30km in three days
  • Walk 30km in one day

Alternatively, adapt and create your own challenge.

The Wilder Future Tote Bag

So get active, discover your local nature reserves, make memories and raise money for your Wildlife Trust!

By taking part in the Big Wild Walk, you will be helping us on our mission to return 30% of land and sea back to nature by 2030.

And receive a Wilder Future tote bag when you raise £30 or more (via Enthuse)!

How to take part

  1. Decide on your goal
  2. Set up your fundraising page using the link below
  3. Tell people about your challenge and encourage them to support you
  4. Tag us using #BigWildWalk and @wildlifebcn on your social media posts to keep us up to date with your progress
  5. Enjoy completing your challenge!

Create your fundraising page

walkers

WildNet - Zsuzsanna Bird

Walking and hiking in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire manages over 100 nature reserves. These include some of Britain's rarest habitats such as ancient woodlands, wild fen, heathland, wetland and wildflower meadows.

Looking for a longer hike to complete your Big Wild Walk? There are some wonderful local walking trails which meander through our three counties, passing close to number of our nature reserves.

Find a walk

Big Wild Walk 2020

Conor and Daniel raised over £200 for the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Conor and Daniel raised a wonderful £208 for the Trust and we were very grateful. They opted for last year's hedgehog challenge, walking 3km daily - the average distance a hedgehog covers foraging at night. The boys love hedgehogs and feed the regular hog visitors in their garden. Their mum, Caroline Stoker, says: "They braved the wind and the rain and also picked up litter on their walks (thanks boys! - ed). On the final day, following their father's covid diagnosis they had to complete their challenge doing 250 lengths of the patio, scooting, skipping, running and hopping all afternoon." 

Sam Hockaday raised over £500 for his Wildlife Trust

Sam Hockaday raised over £500 for his Wildlife Trust

Credit: Sam Hockaday

"I found this was a brilliant opportunity to not only get into nature but also gave us the ability to raise money for The Wildlife Trusts directly supporting our wildlife.

We decided that we had to go big in order to raise as much as we could for the Trust. We challenged ourselves to walk 100km in a seven day period. I would highly recommend that people take part in this challenge. It offers many things both to yourself and the natural world. It gives you the ability to explore the natural world while giving back to it."