Virtual Adventurer: Lake District

Join YHA’s charity challenge

Walk, run or cycle the William Wordsworth Way, virtually

Join our inaugural Virtual Adventurer challenge event and race your way around our Lake District trail – from wherever you are in the world. Proceeds from our charity challenge will support YHA’s vital work improving physical and mental health, wellbeing and life skills. Want to know more? Here’s how it works.

1. Sign up

It costs just £15 to participate and, once complete, you’ll get an event medal to celebrate your achievement.

The deadline for entering the Lake District event has passed.

2. Choose your distance

Pledge to travel 50km, 100km or 270km in September. You can walk, run, cycle or do a mixture of all three. It’s up to you.

3. Complete your kms

From 1st – 30th September, clock up your kilometres at home, on holiday, on the way to work – wherever – and watch virtual-you conquer the Lake District route online.

Already signed up? Log your kms via Ultra Britain.

YHA Virtual Adventurer: Lake District medal

We’ve partnered with Ultra Britain, a platform that maps participants’ virtual activity to a real-life National Park route.

It’s just £15 to enter, with no minimum fundraising target, and all the money raised will support YHA’s work reconnecting people with nature, the outdoors, heritage and culture.

Oh, and to add a little healthy competition, there’s a leader board too! You’ll also get an event medal to celebrate your achievement.

The route

We’ve partnered with Ultra Britain, a platform that maps participants’ virtual activity to a real-world route. We’ve chosen the William Wordsworth Way. At just over 270km, the route passes more than 80 sites associated with the poet and no less than 16 YHA hostels. You can choose to complete all 270km or opt for the shorter sections of 50km or 100km.

Fundraise for YHA

Once you’ve entered, we’ll invite you to set up a JustGiving page and raise funds to support YHA. Everyone who raises £50 will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a free two-night YHA stay in the Lake District (terms and conditions apply).

Most importantly, with every pound raised you’ll help us improve health, wellbeing and life skills. Together we’ll continue connecting people to each other, the outdoors, nature, culture and heritage.

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