Walk for wildlife this autumn!

Sign-up for our #BigWildWalk and raise funds for The Wildlife Trusts’ great green recovery appeal.

Get walking for wildlife! It’s time to get your boots on and show you care about the green recovery with Ulster Wildlife’s #BigWildWalk, 26 October to 1 November 2020.

Ulster Wildlife, as one of 47 Wildlife Trusts across the UK, are asking nature-lovers to fundraise to help raise vital money for projects that kick start the great green recovery, preventing nature loss in Northern Ireland.

Get fit, have fun and raise money for wildlife! Invite the family to join in, set up a remote relay with friends or take the challenge yourself. Indoors or outdoors, front room, park or wood, treadmill or track – the choice is yours.

Hedgehog in autumn leaves

(c) Tom Marshall

Choose your challenge or create your own!

The hedgehog challenge: for little legs. Try 3km a day; the distance that this much-loved mammal can travel around the neighbourhood in just one night, searching for food and a mate.

The spotters challenge: See how many species you can cross off on your walks throughout the week with our Big Wild Walk spotter sheets (you’ll get these when you sign up!)

The porbeagle challenge: Take a 3,300 step walk, every day, over the week? The first record of a porbeagle sharks transatlantic movement from Irish waters to near Newfoundland in Canada was at least 3,300km! The shark was originally tagged by an angler and found 10 years later by fishing vessels in Canada.

The barn owl challenge: In the winter a barn owl’s home range (the area it covers for hunting, breeding and roosting) can be up to 50km! Could you walk 50km (32 miles) - that’s about 65,000 steps - as your Big Wild Walk Challenge?

The level of difficulty is completely up to you, make it simple or challenge yourself. All you need to take part is a way to count your steps or record your walks. We'd love you to join us and for more information and details on how to fundraise visit our website: www.ulsterwildlife.org/big-wild-walk .

Barn owl in flight

(c) Andy Rouse

Help us kick start the great green recovery

Ulster Wildlife is working hard on a variety of projects to kick start the great green recovery, preventing nature loss in Northern Ireland. Donations raised will go towards local projects including:

  • Protecting under-threat native wildlife, here in Northern Ireland, including  barn owls, hedgehogs and red squirrels
  • Restoring degraded peatlands to help them lock-in carbon to tackle climate change
  • Supporting our Sea Deep project – an initiative to champion endangered sharks, skates and rays in our local seas
Person looking through binoculars at nature reserve

(c) Tom Hibbert

Sign up today!

Sign up on our website and start fundraising today. Set up a JustGiving fundraising page or simply complete your challenge and send your donation to us. Keep us up to date with your progress by tagging @UlsterWildlife and using #BigWildWalk on your social media posts!

For more information and to sign up visits our website.