Routes

We offer a range of routes for all ages and abilities.

  • The 25 miler is a strenuous route in amazing surroundings, requiring serious fitness preparation. The 13 and 7 milers and the 10k, though less arduous, equally capture the wilderness atmosphere, and are suitable for most levels of fitness and ability.
  • The Limited Mobility routes are suitable for anyone who has mobility problems or a disability which prohibits them for taking part in the longer events.

Please check our website for additional information as to the suitability of these routes.

Whichever option you choose we hope the Challenge will be a wonderful experience for you and ultimately a rewarding one for our chosen charities.

Fundraising Pledge

The Great Wilderness Challenge is first and foremost a fundraising event.  We support Highland Hospice and other health and social care charities operating in the Highlands.

  • By submitting the entry form you pledge to raise sponsorship. Our target is a modest minimum of £100 per person. The average sum raised by participants in recent years has exceeded £300 per person.
  • All sponsorship raised by participants will be split between our nominated charities.  We regret we are unable to allow participants to raise money for any other charities.
  • Online fundraising pages will be set up as part of your online event registration process.  In addition, traditional sponsorship forms are available to download from our website.
  • As we are primarily a fundraising event please be aware that places in subsequent years will be offered firstly to those who have met or exceeded the fundraising target.

Rules of Entry

By submitting an entry form each entrant agrees to our Rules of Entry

Please note entry fees are non-refundable. In the event of cancellation by you or the organisers, your entry fee will be donated to our nominated charities.

If you have any problems registering online please email registration@greatwildernesschallenge.info for support.

25 Mile Walk

Adult

25 miles from Dundonnel to Poolewe. Bus provided from registration in Poolewe to start. A strenuous route in amazing surroundings, requiring serious fitness preparation.

25.00

Child (12-17)

25 miles from Dundonnel to Poolewe. Bus provided from registration in Poolewe to start. A strenuous route in amazing surroundings, requiring serious fitness preparation.

12.50

Child (under 12)

Under 12's are free of charge but must be accompanied by a named adult who is responsible for their safety.


25 Mile Run

Adult

This is a strenuous run in amazing surroundings, requiring serious fitness preparation. Bus provided from registration in Poolewe to start. Participants must be 18 or over.

25.00

13 Mile Linear Walk

Adult

A one-way walk from Aultbea to Poolewe. This route equally captures the wilderness atmosphere, and is suitable for most levels of fitness and ability. Bus provided from registration to start.

20.00

Child (12-17)

A one-way walk from Aultbea to Poolewe. This route equally captures the wilderness atmosphere, and is suitable for most levels of fitness and ability. Bus provided from registration to start.

10.00

Child (under 12)

Under 12's are free of charge but must be accompanied by a named adult who is responsible for their safety.


13 Mile Linear Run

Adult

A one-way run from Aultbea to Poolewe. This route equally captures the wilderness atmosphere. Bus provided from registration to start. Participants must be 18 or over.

20.00

13 Mile Circular Walk

Adult

Stunning route starting and ending in Poolewe, walking alongside Loch Kernsary and providing views of Loch Maree. Suitable for most levels of fitness and ability.

20.00

Child (12-17)

Stunning route starting and ending in Poolewe, walking alongside Loch Kernsary and providing views of Loch Maree. Suitable for most levels of fitness and ability.

10.00

Child (under 12)

Under 12's are free of charge but must be accompanied by a named adult who is responsible for their safety.


7 Mile Circular Walk

Adult

Starting and ending in Poolewe this route takes in Loch Kernsary with views of Beinn Airigh Charr and the Fisherfield peaks. Suitable for most levels of fitness and ability.

20.00

Child (12-17)

Starting and ending in Poolewe this route takes in Loch Kernsary with views of Beinn Airigh Charr and the Fisherfield peaks. Suitable for most levels of fitness and ability.

10.00

Child (under 12)

Under 12's are free of charge but must be accompanied by a named adult who is responsible for their safety.


10k Run

Adult (16 and over)

Starting and ending in Poolewe this route takes in Loch Kernsary with views of Beinn Airigh Charr and the Fisherfield peaks. Suitable for most levels of fitness and ability.

20.00

3 Mile Limited Mobility Walk

All Age

From Poolewe to Inveran and back on paved road. One carer may walk alongside participants without registering.

20.00

1.5 Mile Limited Mobility Walk

All Age

From Inveran to Poolewe on paved road. Bus provided to start. One carer may walk alongside participants without registering.

20.00