Take in the amazing views of some of the most iconic spots in the Peak District and enjoy this wonderful challenge whilst raising vital funds for dementia research.

Join Alzheimer’s Research UK in the Peak District and hike 26-miles for a cure.

Use code 'HIKE50' to receive 50% off your registration fee.

Participants take part in raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK in their ARUK Explorer 2021 in the Peak District. Participants had to complete the 26 miles starting off at Bakewell and finishing at Carsington Water Vistor Centre.
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Participants take part in raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK in their ARUK Explorer 2021 in the Peak District. Participants had to complete the 26 miles starting off at Bakewell and finishing at Carsington Water Vistor Centre.

Date:
Saturday 14 September 2024

Registration fee:
£30

Minimum sponsorship:
£300

Location:
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 26-mile hike will begin at Bakewell, with a coach to take you there from our start and finish point in Carsington Water. Once you cross 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 challenge, you can join us on our 8- or 13-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 free meal at the finish
  • 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: + 1,500ft Total descent across route: - 1,221ft Distance: 26 miles
Terrain: A mix of disused railway lines such as Monsal Trail and High Peak Trail (popular with walkers as they are flat and firm trails), well-kept National Park footpaths, small section of a village road and a reservoir footpath for the last section.

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