The Big Green Hike is a nationwide sponsored walk that anyone can take part in. Whether one mile or thirty, walking, running, or skipping: the distance, format, or location isn’t what matters. What really counts is you showing up for the environment, having fun outside, connecting to nature and other people, and raising some money for your favorite charity.
That’s why we decided to hike up 2,907 ft in the highest peak in South Wales for Rewilding Britain! The Pen y Fan walk is popular among keen hikers like us, even on the foggiest day ever (You can see the pictures if you don’t believe it).
As a part of our fundraiser we chose to support Rewilding Britain as they aim to tackle the climate emergency and extinction crisis, reconnect people with the natural world and to help communities thrive.
As it was such a cold and foggy weather, we could not see the way up so we ended up hiking the Corn Du peak too! In total it took us around 3 hours to finish the hike but it was worth it.
Some advice if you are inspired and want to hike up Pen Y Fan too:
- It is a steep walk so be prepared.
- Check the weather before you go and dress for it!
- Make sure you have hiking/walking boots.
- All your muscles will be aching so be prepared to rest lots after the hike.
It’s all fun and games but don’t forget that 2023 is a critical year of #actionfornature and your support could help fund vital UK conservation work with Rewilding Britain. Find out more about how you can make a change at Rewilding Britain and if you would like to get involved in the Big Green Hike next year check out their website for more information.