NEW for 2024! Experience the beautiful views of the Peak District as you follow a 13-mile route to Carsington Water, whilst raising vital funds for dementia research.

Join Alzheimer’s Research UK in the Peak District and hike 13-miles for a cure.

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Saturday 14 September 2024

Registration fee:

Minimum sponsorship:

Carsington Water Visitors Centre, Peak District, DE6 1ST

Event details

Hike for a Cure takes place in the beautiful Peak District, exclusively for Alzheimer’s Research UK supporters. Take on the walk solo, with friends, or meet people on the day who share a connection to dementia.

Your 13-mile hike will begin start at Parsley Hay (check point 2 of the 26 mile trek) and finish at Carsington Water, a coach will take you from our finish point, Carsington Water to the start point at Parsley Hay.  Once you’ve crossed the finish line you’ll be rewarded with your medal, snacks, and refreshments. Along the route there will be fully stocked pitstops where you can stop to chat to volunteers and other walkers, or just take a well-earned break!

If you’d love to take part but you’re looking for a smaller or bigger challenge, you can join us on our 8- or 26-mile route, which takes place at the same time! Whichever route you pick, you’ll be surrounded by stunning natural views while you raise awareness and vital funds.

View our Hiker's Hub filled with information and resources to help you successfully complete Hike For A Cure.

When you join #TeamARUK you’ll receive…

  • A bespoke Hike For A Cure t-shirt
  • Pit stop with snacks and drinks
  • A clearly marked route
  • Training Plans
  • A medal once you complete your hike
  • Access to our Hike For A Cure Facebook group
  • Regular help and support from our Fundraising team, including a fundraising pack!
Total ascent across route: + 348ft Total descent across route: - 782ft Distance: 13 miles
Terrain: Use of disused railway line the High Peak Trail (popular with walkers as it’s flat and firm), well-kept footpaths, small section of a village road and a reservoir footpath for the last section.

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