The basics:

How do I get involved?

All walks have now been filled – if there are more openings, they’ll be posted on the website.

You’ll be able to see them by:

On the map of Britain, click on a national park that you would like to go to, then click the button that says “more information”. You’ll taken to a new page on which you need to click on the signup button and fill in your details in the drop down menu that appears. Then hit submit.

Do I have to pay to take part?

No you don’t! Though any donations you can give towards the day would be much appreciated. You can donate here.

What day are the walks on, and what time are we meeting?

They’re happening on the Saturday 30th of July.

The time will be decided based on which park you sign up for. You’ll get an email from the 38 Degrees team the week before to confirm the meeting time.

Where will we be meeting?

There is a designated meeting point for each national park. Once you’ve signed up to take part at a particular park, we’ll send you details of how to get to the meeting point.

How long will the walk take?

The length of each walk will be sent to you along with other logistical details when you’ve signed up to a specific walk. Most of the walks will last between one-and-a-half to three hours, but this might vary depending on the size of the group. There are more details on individual walk pages, which you can find here: www.38degrees.org.uk/national-park-walks 

How many other people are coming along on the walk with me?

When confirming your attendance we will also let you know how many other people have signed up so far. But don’t worry, last year we had 600 people attending walks across the country, you won’t be alone!

How is everyone getting to the walks?

We will send everyone who signs up directions of how to get to the meeting point.

Parking spaces at a lot of the parks will be limited so where possible please use public transport to get to the meeting point. The office team will send out guides as to the easiest ways to get to the parks without driving.

What will the walk be like?

There’s a choice of two walks! 

There is a traditional hike with an experienced guide through the parks who will talk you through it’s history and significance.

There is also an “art in nature” event, where a local artist will lead you through a workshop to create art from the natural surroundings.

They’re happening at the same time, so you can choose which you’d like to take part in.

Is this walk for a specific campaign?

38 Degrees is partnering with the Campaign for National Parks, to celebrate 80 years of the campaign to create and protect national parks.

So essentially the walks are in support of the CNP, and you will be given more information on the campaign during the walk and in your pack if you choose to sign up for it.

Ready to sign up? Click here:

www.38degrees.org.uk/national-park-walks

Who can come?

Is the “art in nature” workshop wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, the terrains aren’t wheelchair accessible in most cases.

However if you’re particularly keen to come along to an art workshop at a specific park please send an email to emailtheteam@38degrees.org.uk and let us know what park you want to attend. We can ask the guide and park authorities if the terrain will be suitable.

Can I bring a friend or my child?

The spaces have now all been filled – so if you have a space confirmed but your friend hasn’t signed up, they unfortunately won’t be able to come along too. But the office team will get in touch if more spaces open up!

The walk is friendly for all ages – so children are welcome to attend.

Can I bring my dog?

Some guides do allow dogs on the walk, some don’t. If you’ve signed up you’ll get an email before the event letting you know if you’re dog is allowed. Remember that some people, especially if there are kids on the walk, may feel a bit uneasy around dogs. So they may need to be kept on a leash. And don’t forget to bring extra water!

Is there a cap on the number of people that can attend a single walk?

The walks are currently all full – but if more spaces open up, the office team will get in touch.

Do I need to be super fit or agile to do the traditional hike?

You don’t need to be incredibly fit, but we would recommend that you are able to walk for a few hours without pain. Walks will be between 1.5-3 hours, so we recommend judging yourself accordingly.

The packs

I would like a 38 Degrees pack, how do I get one?

Once you’ve signed up for a specific walk we will send you an email where you can sign up to receive a pack if you’d like one. The packs won’t be sent to you – you’ll be able to collect them on the day.

Does the pack cost, and what’s inside?

We’re still looking at how much packs will cost to make, depending on the price you may need to pay to get one. The packs will contain a t-shirt, water bottle, badge and information on 38 Degrees and the Campaign for National Parks.

Ready to sign up? Click here:

www.38degrees.org.uk/national-park-walks

On the day...

Is it going ahead no matter the weather?

Whatever the weather we will be going ahead with the walks.

What should I wear or bring on the day?

If you’re going on a hike bring a pair of comfortable shoes and a raincoat in case the weather isn’t good. If you’re going to an “art in nature” workshop, a raincoat is also advisable.

I can’t find the meeting point, what do I do?

We will include a contact number for you to use if needed, along with other information we’ll be sending you when you sign up. Keep a note of this for the day!

Anything else?

Can I see a map of the route before the day?

We’re not able to provide maps of the routes beforehand – but don’t worry! The guides will make sure everyone stays together and on track.

We don’t recommend planning to join the walk late or halfway through, since we want everyone to be safe and with the guides. It wouldn’t be fun playing catch-up, anyway! So please do make sure to arrive around 5-10 minutes before the planned start of the walk.

I can’t attend anymore - how do I let you know?

If you’ve RSVP’d but can no longer attend, that’s okay – just please let us know as soon as you can.

You can let us know by finding the email you were sent confirming your place, and then clicking the button in that that says “I can’t come anymore”. This will automatically let the next person on the waiting list know they have a space.

 

If you’re not able to find this email, then you can contact us on emailtheteam@38degrees.org.uk to let us know.

I have a question that hasn’t been answered here?

If you have a question that isn’t mentioned in this help page, please send an email to emailtheteam@38degrees.org.uk