Event Date

15 High Street
Fort William
PH33 6DH
United Kingdom

Guaranteed Charity Place

To sign up for your place on Big Steps for Small Feet click here. You'll be taken to the Discover Adventure website as we've partnered with them to deliver this incredible hike.

When you sign up, if you want to fundraise for Sands make sure you click Sands when prompted and we will be in touch to support you with your fundraising. 

To confirm your place you'll pay the registration fee  and then you'll be asked to pay the cost of your trip directly to Discover Adventure. Any funds you raise will go directly to Sands and you can raise as much as you would like - set your own target and take Big Steps for Small Feet. 

Big Steps for Small Feet

We’re taking on Ben Nevis at night, taking Big Steps for Small Feet.

This is a brand new event and an exciting collaboration between 10 baby and child loss charities. The date has changed now to 2021. 

Join us and other baby and child loss charities this summer and challenge yourself to climb the highest mountain in the British Isles overnight. Ben Nevis stands at an impressive 1343m (roughly 4,00ft) and reaching the summit is guaranteed to be unforgettable experience. This collaborative event hopes to give those who need it the chance to walk and talk together, scaling new heights to unite and raise money for their
chosen charity working to support bereaved families every day.

The overnight climb starts just after sunset; walkers should reach the summit of Ben Nevis just in time for sunrise! During the descent, the spectacular landscapes appear as the day grows lighter. A celebratory team breakfast will be served upon arrival back to the base.

“Losing a child is an unimaginable pain. A time where you can feel very alone in a big world. We will walk together and talk together, no mountain too tall as we aim for our stars on the week before Father’s Day” Michael, Kyle's Dad

Big Steps for Small Feet is a chance for our charities to unite as one, in togetherness and hope, raising awareness for a cause that is close to each and every one of us. It's an opportunity to show the world that collectively we can make a difference.

If you would like to take part in Big Steps for Small Feet: Ben Nevis Night Climb and raise money for Sands, then click the find out more button below.

At Sands we're so excited to be collaborating with these amazing charities and are excited for the 2020 Big Steps for Small Feet hike!


Ben Nevis hikers

Support Sands through your hike

Along with raising awareness for the amazing 10 charities including Sands who are taking part in this hike, you can choose to fundraise for Sands and help us to continue raising awareness, funding vital research helping to save babies lives and support those affected by the loss of a baby. We ask you to raise  whatever amount you can  as every pound makes such a difference to our work.

As a Sands fundraiser you'll receive:

  • Sands t-shirt
  • Support from our fundraising team to help you reach your goal
  • Access to the Big Steps for Small Feet community facebook group
  • Fundraising materials like banners and posters - all you have to do  is email teamsands@sands.org.uk to request what you need