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Mighty Hikes

Hiking Training Zone

Welcome to your Mighty Hike Training Zone

We have created a hiking training guide based on how experienced you already are at hiking! You can use our guide to create your own training plan and prepare yourself for your Mighty challenge.

Our top 5 tips on how to train for a hike

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Good hiking shoes

Make sure you spend time trying on different hiking shoes. Find something with good support and grip that suits you, and take a fresh pair of hiking socks to change into halfway through your hike.

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Have an exercise routine

Our training guide is designed so that your can fit it around your lifestyle. Schedule in the sessions for the days and times that give you the best opportunity to focus.

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Diversify your training

It’s good to mix up your training to help enhance your fitness and make the miles feel easier. Why not try some different cross-training activities such as cycling, swimming and gym work.

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Fuel and recovery

Throughout your training make sure you are drinking lots of water, eating well and resting when needed to reduce the risk of injury and fatigue.

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Prepare to hike in all weather

The changeable British weather is all part of the challenge, so make sure you check the forecast before each hike and dress sensibly. Make sure you have removable layers and waterproof clothing.

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Cotswolds Outdoors Discount

Our friends at Cotswolds Outdoors have offered Mighty Hikers 15% discount off any kit. Just use code: AF-MACCS-P8

Mighty Hikers' Stories

What a fantastic event. Good to meet so many enthusiastic people on the wonderful journey. Superb organisation by Macmillan, thanks to everyone involved. My first Mighty Hike but definitely not my last!

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Tony, Yorkshire Dales Mighty Hike 2021