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Do your own walking challenge

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Whether you want to explore a long distance green walking route like the Green Chain in South London or the wonderful Parks Way, taking on your own walking challenge is a great way to get active, socialise and fundraise for CPRE London.

Ready to plan your challenge?


Step 1: Choose your challenge

You have a few options on how to do this. You could choose to do one long, challenging walk, or set a target of miles you want to achieve in a specific time or date frame.

Step 2: Pick the location

Find hidden paths to discover, loop your usual stomping ground or, in the spirit of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, cover the distance from the safety of your own garden.

Why not show the beauty of London’s treasured green spaces through your challenge? It can be an excellent way to reinforce the message of why you’re so passionate about this cause. You could plan a route to take you through areas that are special to you, whether that’s because of happy memories, a fantastic view – or perhaps an area the CPRE London has helped you protect.

Wherever you choose, take plenty of photos and share them with people to encourage them to support you and CPRE London to help protect London’s countryside.

Step 3: Pick a time and date

You can choose whatever time and date suit you best!

Step 4: Find a green theme

If you’re looking to add an extra dimension to the challenge (which will help boost fundraising too), why not include a litter picking element or hedgerow counting as you go? The findings not only help our work, but the environment in the long run.

Tracking your walk

Working out how best to keep track of your miles? We’ve found that a great way to do this – and also get more people involved with your fundraising – is to track progress with an online system. These can record the exact distance you’re walking, track it on a map and give you loads more valuable data to pore over!

One of the tools we recommend is called Komoot. All you need to do is download the app or visit their website, register and start walking– Komoot does the rest.

For a bit of extra guidance in using Komoot, we have an in-depth guide to help you get started.

Time to get fundraising

Get started now with JustGiving
  1. Follow the link above
  2. Create/log in to your account
  3. Click ‘take part in an event’
  4. Search for ‘CPRE London walking challenge’
  5. Follow the instructions on screen

Any questions, email us

First time fundraising? no problem! Our fundraising guide will get you started.

Fundraising Guide PDF

Be sure to tell us all about your fundraising along the way, we’d love to support you as much as possible and share in the excitement!


Thank you, from the countryside

Whatever walk you choose to do and however you do it: thank you. Whether you’re exploring your local park or touring ancient woodland in London’s Green Belt, you’re helping the countryside that we all feel so passionate about.

And remember: we’re here to support, so feel free to get in touch