Kiltwalk 2024

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Kiltwalk is Scotland’s largest mass participation walking event. 

The walk takes place across different locations in Scotland – meaning it’s easy to join in with whichever one is easiest and most convenient for you. 

The Kiltwalks also take place over multiple dates and have so far raised millions for charity. 

Here we break down all the information you need to know about it and how you can get involved. 

About the Kiltwalks

Kicking off in 2016, more than 145,000 people have taken part and joined in. 

The Kiltwalk involves people getting together to set off on a walk wearing their best tartan.

The distances vary, with some walks only going on for three miles. There’s also longer walks on offer, stretching up to 22.6 miles. 

You need to register for the KiltWalk before you take part though.  

There’s walks taking place all over Scotland and we’ve outlined all the information you need for the walk closest to you. 

Glasgow Kiltwalk

The Glasgow Kiltwalk is a great one to get involved with if you’ve not taken part before. 

There’s different distances for you to walk on, depending on your preference. 

They are: 

  • The Wee Wander: 3.1 miles. Leaving from Loch Lomond Shore and finishing at Moss O’Balloch Park.
  • The Big Stroll: 14.2 miles. Starting from Clydebank and finishing in beautiful Balloch, Loch Lomond.
  • The Mighty Stride: 22.6 miles. Starting from Glasgow’s iconic Glasgow Green and finishing in the idyllic surroundings of Balloch, Loch Lomond.

This year’s event is taking place on April 28th, but sadly all spots have now sold out. 

Aberdeen Kiltwalk

Registration for the Aberdeen Kiltwalk is open and awaiting applicants, if you’d still like to apply. 

Like the Glasgow event, there are different routes you can take. 

Two walk lengths are available – Mighty Stride (18 miles) and Wee Wander (4 miles). 

The event takes place on June 2 and more information is available about about how to apply to the Aberdeen KiltWalk

Dundee Kiltwalk

Registration is also still open for the Dundee Kiltwalk. 

The entry fee is £20 and it takes place on August 11. 

Routes are still being finalised for the Dundee event and haven’t been released just yet. 

But there will be two lengths available – the Mighty Stride (21.5 miles) and Wee Wander (5.5 miles). 

Edinburgh Kiltwalk

Taking place on September 15, and the latest event in the year, the Edinburgh Kiltwalk is also still open for registrations. 

There are three routes available to take part in – Mighty Stride (approx. 21 miles), Big Stroll (approx. 11 miles) and Wee Wander (approx. 5 miles). 

These routes are also still being finalised and subject to change though. 

Th entry prices are:

Mighty Stride – £20

Big Stroll – £20

Wee Wander Adults £12.50 and Children £6.50

Kiltwalk fundraising

You can fundraise for whatever cause you like when taking part in the Kiltwalk. 

As long as you’re ready to take on a walk, you can raise funds for a good cause. 

This can be a fundraiser for a partner charity that Kilkwalk works with or you can create a fundraiser on GoFundMe by following the following steps below. 

Choose your cause

You first need to decide exactly what it is you want to raise money for. 

This can be for someone you know, a local cause to you or a registered charity. 

You can set up a fundraiser on GoFundMe for any cause you would like to and it’s a great chance to explain to people why exactly you would like to raise money. 

This can be your chance to say why the cause you’re raising funds for is so important to. 

Create a fundraising page

It is free to start a fundraiser on GoFundMe. You also don’t need to raise a minimum amount, so the pressure is off. 

You can also raise money for any cause or charity close to you. 

We also have a dedicated customer care team to help you along the way should you have any queries. 

You can see our top tips for starting a fundraiser here, once you’re all ready to go. 

Share your fundraising page

Once you’re registered and have your fundraising page set up, the next crucial step is to share your fundraiser far and wide. 

You can start off by sharing your page with friends and family. 

You can also ask for these people to share your fundraiser, in the hopes of more people seeing it. 

It’s also a good idea to share your fundraiser online on your social media profiles, to help widen the reach of your campaign. 

Monitor your progress

You can share with people how your preparation for the big event is going every step of the way. 

It’s a great way of monitoring your progress – both for yourself and supporters. 

You can keep an eye on how your fundraising is going too. Depending on how well you’re doing, you could increase the goal incrementally. 

You can also post updates for people to keep track of. 

Kiltwalk fundraising examples

The Kiltwalk brings together thousands of people every year and each event we see so many great fundraising stories. 

If you’re wondering how to get started, here’s some good examples to learn from: 

Steven Kindness bravely took on a number of physical challenges in order to raise funds for his friend Mark Ferguson, who was diagnosed with MND. 

He ended up taking on the KiltWalk as part of his fundraising, and managed to raise an amazing amount – more than £38,000. 

A group of friends took on the Kiltwalk in memory of Jordan Denholm, who they said “left us far too soon.” They took part in the Edinburgh event and raised money for Tony’s Safe Place

The Williamson family all took part in the Dundee Kiltwalk to raise funds. Fundraising for The Phaeo and Para Cancer Charity, the group were able to raise thousands. 

Start fundraising for your Kiltwalk

Once you’re registered, have your kilt at the ready and you’ve stretched yourself out, you’re ready to take part. 

The final step is starting your fundraising journey and choosing what you want to raise money for. 

Written by olivia