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ARUK Explorer is a nationwide series of hikes set in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK.

Fundraise with #TeamARUK by taking on the breath-taking sights of the Jurassic Coast, or the scenic views of the Peak District.

Choose your challenge today, meet other likeminded walkers, and help play an essential part in funding life-changing dementia research.

Where will 2023
take you?

09/09/2023 Carsington Water Visitors Centre, Peak District

ARUK Explorer Hike Peak District 26

09/09/2023 Carsington Water Visitors Centre, Peak District

ARUK Explorer Hike Peak District 8

16/09/2023 Corfe Castle, Dorset, South West England

ARUK Explorer Hike Jurassic Coast 18

Helen's fundraising story

“This was just the best day! The atmosphere was incredible, met some wonderful walkers along the way all sharing a common goal – to support Alzheimer’s Research UK and get a step closer to finding better treatments and a cure for all the diseases which cause dementia. I walked to honour my wonderful mum Pauline, who has Alzheimer’s disease. I thought about my mum a lot as I walked, but only positive memories. I just wish she had been walking with us all.

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Helen and her mum

She was a powerhouse. She was a primary school teacher and a guider. She also taught music and loved singing. She lived on boats and sailed around the world with my dad, making friends and bringing joy. Her diagnosis took so much from her and us. I walked for her, for her memories, and my memories. I walked for love. Looking out over the English countryside and seeing a sea of orange walkers all focused on a goal of stopping dementia in its tracks was a truly humbling and life-affirming moment.”

Helen Palmer

How your support helps

Your support is funding pioneering dementia research that will bring about new life-changing dementia treatments.

Your support means so much to everyone living with dementia in the UK, and the 34 million people who know someone affected by it. With your support, we can develop treatments that will keep people connected to their families, their worlds and themselves for longer. Research can make the heartbreak of dementia a thing of the past.

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