One of the best ways to get ready for the challenge, is by taking part in one or more of our organised training walks. Get the 'feel' for the challenge ahead and build up that base level of fitness!
Led by experienced Action Challenge leaders, these training walks are also an excellent opportunity to get advice on training, equipment and nutrition - as well as meeting like-minded 'action challengers.'
London Day Walks
Our London Training Walk! Leaving from a Central London location, we will follow 18 miles of the Thames Path Trail, heading for Richmond. The fairly flat path will aid your training in your kit, equipment and give you the chance to test out your pace, fitness and emulate the experience of being on your feet for a long distance. As a walk to kit start your training regime this is a perfect way to get you going and meet fellow challengers as you walk.
ETA Start: 09:00 ETA Finish: 15:00 -18:00
London Night Walks
- 18 April 2015
- 9 May 2015
- 11 July 2015
Taking the London Thames route and setting off between 11 pm - and midnight there is no better way to practice the night time walking sections of the challenge then to get out there and walk at night! Lead by our experienced guides, head torches - the aim of the night training walk is to get your body and mind used to the slightly surreal experience of walking for a long period of time at night - when your body wants to be resting.
ETA Start: 00:00 ETA Finish: 05:00 -07:00
North Downs Day Walks
This walk begins in Guildford, climbing from the town via the Riverside Walk. From here you will pass in and out of the woods and through the beautiful county of Surrey Hills, offering beautiful views over the Valleys to the South, before eventually reaching Denbies, Dorking.
ETA Start: 09:00 ETA Finish: 16:00
South Downs Day Walks
- 22 February 2015
- 31 May 2015
Our particular training walk follows part of the National Park’s 100 mile trail, from Clayton to Southease, traversing Ditchling Beacon and stretching over a rare large area of outstanding natural beauty. The South Downs Way is a fantastic and challenging training walk
ETA Start 09:00 ETA Finish: 16:00
Our training weekends are the best way to prepare yourself physically and mentally prior to tackling one of our Challenges, and they are a great way to meet other trekkers, the Action Challenge team and our fully qualified Mountain Leaders. They're also a brilliant excuse to also test out your kit and equipment on a mountain, against the elements!
We have a number of Training Weekends in the Peak District, Snowdonia and the Breacon Beacons spread across the year, from early Spring until September, so there should be a weekend to suit you. We also run Snowdon Night Time Summit weekends to replicate summit night on Kilimanjaro.
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