Posted August 25, 2020

Team Challenges for Kiltwalk

Category Kiltwalk

If you’re tackling the Virtual Kiltwalk as part of team, why not give your challenge a bit of a twist? Whether you want to keep the kids engaged during the challenge, are looking for something interesting that involves less physical exertion or are in need of a socially distanced Team Building Day after months of working from home – the beauty of the Virtual Kiltwalk is that you can easily customise your day to make it fit the bill. We’ve pulled together a few suggestions, if you’d like any help setting any of these up, or have any other ideas, then please get in touch and we would be happy to assist.

Landmark Hopping

If you’re staying in Edinburgh, then the city’s many landmarks can make a great theme for your Virtual Kiltwalk challenge. You could keep it simple and make a route that takes in all of the sights or turn it into a challenge and see who can get around them all the quickest! If you want to make it more challenging, instead of giving everyone the actual landmark, why not swap this for clues instead and see who can work them out and reach the destinations first? From Edinburgh Castle to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Holyrood Palace to the Ross Fountain, the Wallace Monument to Arthur’s Seat – there are plenty to choose from, just make sure to get your photo in your Fresh Start t-shirt so we can shout about all of the places you have been!

Treasure Hunt

There are lots of ways to make a treasure hunt work for any age group – whether the treasure is a bag of chocolate coins at the end or a table in your favourite bar – there’s nothing like a good quest to keep everyone engaged! We recommend picking different spots around the city, your local park or neighbourhood and hiding either a piece of map, clue or coordinates at each stop which leads your treasure hunters to the next location. Watch them criss-cross their way to the treasure as they battle it out to take home the prize!

Nature Trail

Edinburgh and the Lothians has an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna so a nature trail is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the great outdoors and maybe learn some more about the fantastic Scottish ecosystem as you go. You could head out to the popular Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve, visit the Meadows Yard Local Nature reserve or set off through the Meadows on your own Urban lookout mission! Whether you’re sticking within the city limits, or venturing further afield, make sure to keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready!

Race Across the City

Edinburgh’s compact size and inter-connected neighbourhoods make it ideal for a local version of Race Across the World! Split into teams of 2 or more (depending on who is in your bubble), and assemble, socially distanced, at the starting point. From there, everyone is given the first location and let loose onto the streets of Edinburgh, vying to get there first and with strictly no public transport or cars. Only when arriving at each location do you find out where you’re off to next, with a head start for the winning team and maybe even a prize at the end!

We can’t wait to hear what you come up with to take your Virtual Kiltwalk to the next level and, if we see you racing across the Castle Esplanade or piecing together sections of a map on Arthur’s Seat then we’ll be sure to wish you luck as you flee back to your challenge!