8.2 Walking Events
8.2 provide safety cover for a number of large and small walking events throughout the country.
In 2017, a study found that charity fundraising events helped raise over £135 million for a wide range of good causes. 8.2 can help charities large and small with their fundraising events by using experienced and qualified staff to lead and manage our walks. We are currently the provider for the Marie Curie Cancer Care mountain walks series, The British Heart Foundations Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Glasgow to Edinburgh challenge walk, and the Action Medical Research Mountain walks series as well as many other small and large events.
We do bespoke events for as few as 10 people all the way up to large scale events of 500+ participants. We guarantee the highest level of experience and delivery as well as an excellent safety record.
Our Events Make an Impact
Whether fundraising for your charity or engaging your employees, our challenge events make a difference. We have helped our charity partners raise millions of pounds for their causes and our participants have created life-long memories on our challenges.
Our Events are Inspirational
Our walks are in some of the most spectacular and challenging settings. From Brecon Beacons to the awesome National 3 Peaks Challenge we have a great challenge series for all levels. This includes:
– The Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge attracts 100,000 walkers each year to take on the 24 mile route. It scales Pen-y-Ghent at 694 metres, followed by Whernside at 736 metres and finally Ingleborough at 723 metres. The walk takes places in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and helps to raise over £6 million each year for charity.
-Our Snowdon challenge tackles the highest mountain in Wales and England at 1085 metres. On a clear day, there are amazing summit views to Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and even Ireland! Over 500,000 walkers enjoy a day out on Snowdon every year.
-Ben Nevis is the UK’s highest mountain at 1345 metres and is the main attraction of the stunning Grampian Mountain Range. The Ben Nevis event is very popular and the walkers are very proud of their achievement at the end of the day. At the summit on a clear day, there are spectacular views towards Northern Ireland and across Scotland. Over 125,000 walkers visit Ben Nevis every year.
-Finally, the National Three Peaks challenge is considered one of the hardest outdoor challenges in the UK as it covers 23 miles and 3064 metres of ascent. This is roughly double the height of the Yorkshire Three Peaks but over the same distance! Over 30,000 walkers annually attempt this hard core challenge.