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Join our Big Wild Walk this October

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 reach 30% of land and sea connected and protected for nature’s recovery by 2030.

For our new fundraising challenge, we want you to set yourself a walking challenge this October to raise money for The Wildlife Trusts. The level of difficulty is completely up to you: aim for 10,000 steps a day or push yourself to do 150,000 in seven days.

Let's help wildlife fight back!


Count me in!

Get active
Discover wild places
Make memories
Raise money for wildlife

What do I need to do?

1. Set up your fundraising page on JustGiving using this form;
2. Decide on your goal: this could be anything you like e.g. steps per day or kilometres travelled. You can check out some wildlife-themed suggestions below;
3. Download the resources within your welcome email from us;
4. Share your JustGiving page with your friends and family, asking them to sponsor you;

5. Keep us up to date with your progress by tagging us and using #BigWildWalk on your social media posts!


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Pick your challenge

The level of difficulty is completely up to you: aim for 10,000 steps a day or push yourself to do 150,000 in seven days. All you need to take part is a way to count your steps or record your walks.

Hedgehog in leaves

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The Hedgehog Challenge

For little legs. Try 3km a day; the distance that this much-loved mammal can travel around the neighbourhood in just one night, on the prowl for food and a mate.

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Arctic tern

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The Arctic Tern

For high-fliers. Attempt to cover 96,000 steps over the week. That’s the number of kilometres an arctic tern travels on migration between the UK and Antarctica each year.

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Red squirrel

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The Nature Nut

For the dedicated. Walk a new nature reserve every single day of the challenge. The Wildlife Trusts have more nature reserves than there are branches of McDonalds and the majority of us live under three miles from our closest one. Check out our reserves page to find your closest reserves.

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Self-guided walks in Surrey

A list of the top self-guided walks in Surrey from the AllTrails website

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More ways to help

If you aren't able to take part in the challenge and would still like to help raise funds for wildlife, please see more information on our 30by30 fundraising appeal to restore 30% of land and sea for wildlife by 2030.