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Walking

The Kiltwalk

Join a clan of kilt-wearing walkers as you take on your chosen route across stunning Scottish landscapes. Sign up now to take advantage of the Kiltwalk’s lowest ever registration fees!

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Locations

Glasgow: Sunday 28th April 2024
Aberdeen: Sunday 2nd June 2024
Dundee: Sunday 11th August 2024
Edinburgh: Sunday 15th September 2024

At each location, you can choose from a range of distances: the Wee Wander, the Big Stroll or the Mighty Stride. Whether you’re Kiltwalking with kids or stepping out with a tartan team, there’s a distance for everyone!

Kiltwalk is the biggest mass participation event in Scotland – and with refreshing rest stops and enthusiastic ‘Kiltie’ volunteers cheering you on along the route, you’re bound to receive a warm Scottish welcome.

Sign up today for discounted registration fees and share some Kiltwalk kindness with families facing dementia.

Join the team

Whether you get your kilt on in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee or Edinburgh, the Kiltwalk is a fun and affordable way to raise vital funds for Dementia UK.

  • support from our Fundraising Team to get you over the finish line
  • training plans
  • a fundraising guide as well as advice, hints and tips in the build-up to the event
  • a branded Dementia UK sports top to wear with your kilt
  • a range of Dementia UK fundraising materials (collection buckets, posters, balloons etc) to make your fundraising events look amazing
  • a digital walker pack
  • Access to Kiltwalk’s bespoke fundraising and route app
  • pit stop snacks & refreshments
  • Kiltwalk medal
  • entertainment from the ‘Kilties’ along the way!

Every penny you raise from your event will help our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses provide a lifeline to more families facing dementia – and we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

Fundraising ideas 

Organising another fundraising activity alongside your main challenge will help you smash your goal. Here are some ideas: 

  • host a quiz 
  • arrange a raffle 
  • hold a sweepstake on how long your challenge will take, or the distance you’ll achieve 
  • organise a bake sale at home, at work or in your community 
  • create a sponsored playlist, where supporters donate to add their choice of song 

Your fundraising welcome pack 

Once you’ve signed up for your challenge, we’ll send you a fundraising welcome pack that’s full of advice on how to meet – and beat – your target.  

JustGiving  

Setting up a JustGiving page is a great way to fundraise online. Share your link with family, friends and colleagues, and watch the donations roll in.  

You can use JustGiving to explain why you’re taking on your challenge for Dementia UK, keep track of how much you’ve raised, and even share your training progress using Strava so your supporters can see how well you’re doing. The more you update and share your JustGiving page, the more donations you’ll receive. Set up a JustGiving page.

Gift Aid 

If your supporters are UK taxpayers and their donation is voluntary (not proceeds of a sale), we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated – at no extra cost to them. Make sure they fill in the Gift Aid form in your fundraising pack or tick the correct boxes if they’re donating online. 

Sending in your donations 

If you’re fundraising through JustGiving, the donations will automatically come to us. If you’ve got cash to pay in, you can do this online, by phone, by bank transfer or by post. 

Find out how to pay in your donations.  

The Mighty Stride

This is the longest Kiltwalk route option, so you might need to get training!

By choosing the Mighty Stride, you will walk between 17.8 and 22.67 miles, depending on your chosen location.

The Big Stroll

This is the Kiltwalk’s middle-distance walk.

By choosing the Big Stroll, you will walk between 13 and 14.3 miles, depending on your chosen location (not available in Aberdeen or Dundee).

The Wee Wander

For those who fancy a leisurely stroll or want to get little ones involved.

By choosing the Wee Wander, you will walk between three and 4.3 miles, depending on your chosen location.

Working in the health sector in home care, I seen so many people with dementia and the effects it has not only for the individual but also the families. The Kiltwalk was a challenge for myself and my friend Sarah. I think the parts that stand out are meeting strangers and hearing the stories about why they are doing it. When you start to struggle everyone spurs you on and gives you the motivation to keep going.

Clare who took part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk 2023