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Take on a solo challenge, or team up (safely) with friends and family!

If you have any questions or would like us to help your planning, email us on [email protected].  

Types of walk

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Go-Solo Walk

Go it alone (or grab your partner, loved one or walking buddy) and step out to help people living with HIV. If you're in lockdown, you could make a walk part of your daily exercise routine.

Bubble Walk

Take a stroll with a small group of friends (keep in mind the the latest social distancing guidelines) around a local park or along a canal. Check out our ideas below on how to add some fun to your walk. If your walk consists of more than more than one bubble, get creative and start in different locations and link up over Zoom or FaceTime!

Challenge Walk

A walk for those looking for a physical challenge! Take on tougher terrain and push yourself that extra mile. Try out one of the well-known walking routes such as Thames Path, Ben Nevis, or South Downs way. A walk for those who take their training regime seriously!

Virtual Walk

10,000 or 1,000,000 steps challenge – exercise every day for a month! Do 10,000 steps a day for 30 days. Use your smart phone or watch to keep an eye on your progress. Ask your friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor your efforts.

Strava is a fitness app that can track fitness activity including walking. You can connect your JustGiving fundraising page to your Strava account, meaning you can automatically share training pics, maps and miles.

Choose your theme

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From woodlands to parks, long-distance hikes to pub crawls, choose a walk to challenge and delight you - and most importantly have fun! Here's some ideas:

Canal, woodland or railway track walk: enjoy picturesque views and improve your health and fitness! Check out Walking Routes, Walking Britain and Walking World for inspiration. It's a great way to enjoy a flat, traffic-free walk, and often suitable for bikes, pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Local history walk: learn about your local neighbourhood and community along the way as you stop off at churches, statues and places of interest whilst ticking off local historic landmarks!

Pub-to-pub walk: support local businesses and help stay warm by popping into local pubs on the way, but make sure you set off again!

Relay walk: recruit a team of 10 and all take on 10km, collectively covering a whopping 100km! You can also set a fundraising team target, so you'll all feel a part of something even bigger!

Dog walk: grab your 4 legged friends and go. A great way to encourage others to join you on the day, they’d be barking mad not to!

Well-being walk: Take your first steps towards a healthier you. Walking for wellness can help you to feel more energetic and awake, achieve and maintain a healthy weight, sleep better, reduce stress and connect with others.

Fancy dress or drag walk: don some drag, your superhero costume or come dressed as your favourite icon and strut those miles in style!

Treasure hunt walk: create a map and place hidden treasure along the route of your walk with a prize for the walker who finds the most treasure. Finders keepers!

In memory walk: World AIDS Day is an opportunity for us to remember loved ones who have passed because of HIV/AIDS. Walk in memory of someone special and keep their legacy alive.

Red ribbon walk: Use a walking app to map out a red ribbon shaped route over your park, village or town. Share your achievement afterwards and a show everyone what your walk was in aid of!

Time challenge walk: Not motivated by distance? Set yourself a time goal, create a playlist to match, and go!

Office walk: grab your colleagues, walk between offices or workplaces if you have a few, or set off to or from your workplace. You could even have a walk-off between offices and compete for the most miles or fundraising!

Next steps

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Now you've chosen what sort of walk to do, it's time to plan your walk in detail, and then promote it!

Also let us know about your walk by signing up on our main Ribbon Walk page.