Why Take Part

The benefits of Walking Home For Christmas

Our goal this Christmas is to do good, walk hard and raise money to help the veterans we support. Make this the Christmas where you challenge yourself, with your friends, colleagues and loved ones to get back out together in nature and make a difference.

You’ll feel better. Study after study shows the positive benefits of being out in nature.

You’ll reforge old connections and keep existing ones strong by getting your team together.

You will be the focal point for your family, friends and colleagues’ charity activities this Christmas.

You’ll support ex-military who’ve walked in far more dangerous places for us.

Other Benefits For You


Taking on a challenge whatever the weather – put in perspective by the experiences of our ex-military.


It’s the perfect excuse to call old friends and have a shared adventure.


Spend time with people you need to spend time with while doing good.


Have a goal in the diary to get fit for. Or use it as a kickstarter...

Mental Health

Walking can improve your well-being, relieving anxiety and depression and sparking creativity.


Use it as a tool to engage staff or customers and show your firm's support for ex-military.

There's also the Covenant...

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

By taking part in Walking Home For Christmas you are showing your support and if you can get your employer or organisation involved it is a simple way for them to activate or start their commitment to the covenant and work towards their bronze, silver or gold employer recognition awards.

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Important Note

It is a cold and dark time of year so please ensure you are properly dressed, have the right footwear if it is wet or icy and make sure you are lit up like a Christmas tree if you are walking on a road and drinking responsibly if going home via a pub.

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Walking Home For Christmas

Walking With The Wounded's annual, nationwide seasonal challenge is back for the 10th edition.

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