New for 2014: The Superchallenges!
This year we are introducing a new type of walk: The Superchallenge.
Our twelve new Superchallenges are designed to give seasoned walkers the option to tackle more than one summit on the day of the challenge.
We've chosen routes in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK that offer different kinds of mountains to tackle. From the Snowdon Horseshoe, to the An Teallach Challenge in the northern highlands, or the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the Superchallenges are designed for experienced, confident groups of walkers.
We provide a suggested route, but you will be responsible for yourself and your team, so please think carefully before signing up for one of these challenges. If you have any questions or want to talk to one of our team about these routes, then you can call us on 020 7793 2232.
You can find the Superchallenges marked in yellow on the map.
Other new mountains
We know that not everyone is an experienced mountain climber so this year we have also introduced more hills that could be suitable for families, new walkers and people looking for a day out with friends nearby. Wherever you live, and whatever your experience, there is a hill for you.
Check out some of our favourites, from Dunkery Beacon in Exmoor to The Cloud in the Peak District National Park. We've also included more options in the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia. See the lighter blue coloured mountains on the map for the mountains we've classed as straightforward or moderate.
Your favourite mountains
We asked previous participants of WaterAid challenges to name their favourite mountain and WaterAid200 was born. From well-known expeditions such as Ben Nevis and Snowdon, to the remote idyllic Scottish Munros to more accessible peaks in South Wales and the South West of England. It's quite simply a celebration of the most breathtaking, challenging and rewarding mountains the UK has to offer.
WaterAid200 has something for everyone, no matter which area you can get to or your previous hillwalking experience.
As a group of dedicated walkers we're keen to limit our environmental impact on these wonderful sites, so we have limited the number of teams who can participate on each mountain, so please sign up now!
Money raised in the challenge will fund our life-saving work in Nepal. Despite the breathtaking beauty of mountainous Nepal, it is one of the most challenging places to live on the planet. Nepal is home to some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world.
Each team taking part in the challenge is asked to raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship. In Nepal £417 will pay for the kit to allow local people to maintain their own water point. £20,000 will provide an entire gravity flow water system providing water to 100 rural households.
Every step your team takes, every pound you raise will help others climb out of poverty.