ARUK Explorer Hike Peak 26


Date: Saturday 9 September 2023

Registration fee: FREE / £50

Location: Carsington Water, Peak District

Minimum sponsorship: £200 / £300

Take on the Explorer Hike in the Peak District with #TeamARUK

Lace up your hiking boots and help give hope to families today and future generations. Let’s end the heartbreak of dementia.

Minimum fundraising

Reg fee: £0
Minimum sponsorship: £300

Flexi fundraising

Reg fee: £50
Minimum sponsorship: £200

About ARUK Explorer Hike

The ARUK Explorer Hike takes place in the beautiful Peak District, exclusively for Alzheimer’s Research UK supporters. Take on the walk alone, 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 worried about the distance, why not join us for our 8-mile hike, 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.

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Your fundraising options

When you sign up for the Explorer Hike with our Minimum Sponsorship or Flexi Fundraising option, your registration fee and the money you fundraise helps to contribute to essential dementia research.

Minimum fundraising

With this option there is no registration fee and a pledge to raise £300. We kindly ask that you raise 50% of the fundraising target 8 weeks before event day to ensure your place in the event.

Flexi fundraising

With this option there is a registration fee of £50 and a pledge to raise a smaller fundraising target of £200. By hiking with us, you can play a part in funding life-changing dementia research.

When you join #TeamARUK for the Explorer Hike you’ll receive…

  • A FREE fundraising pack.
  • A FREE Alzheimer’s Research UK t-shirt.
  • A back sign to personalise with your own message.
  • A route map.
  • Access to our online communities and Facebook group.
  • Your own online fundraising page.
  • Regular help and support from our Fundraising team.
  • A medal when you complete your hike.


Not ready to sign up?

Join our dedicated Facebook group to meet other walkers and ask questions about the day or register your interest to hear back from a member of our events team.