So you have equipped yourself with new outdoor clothing online and now need a challenge for the weekend. Well, here are a few ideas for you that are taking place across the country this weekend.

The Secret City of London Treasure Hunt takes place daily until the end of the year. Hidden between the banks and wide boulevards of the City of London, is another ancient more evocative City to discover. Taking around two and a half hours to complete you will find yourself in hidden gardens, forgotten monasteries and tiny passages and alleys with names like ‘Magpie Alley’, So Bride’s Passage’ and ‘Wardrobe Place’. This was actually the former site of the King’s Wardrobe, until it was destroyed in the Great Fire o 1666.

The Yorkshire Dales Walking Festival takes place this weekend and includes a series of walks and includes three fund raising walks, ranging from a short five mile walk through the heart of Attermire Scar, a fourteen mile walk through Malhamdale, which includes a climb up Malham Cove, which has to be one of my favourites, and a challenging twenty-eight mile trek taking in Ingleborough and climbing Pen-y-Ghent.

The LDWA (Long Distance Walkers Association) have The Marston Moors Meander. A short twenty two mile event, starting from St Bartholomew's Parochial Church Hall, Marsden HD7 6DE and taking in the beautiful Colne valley. An entry fee is payable for this but this does include tea and toast at registration, snacks along the way and a meal at the finish.

In the Peak District they are free Ranger guided walks taking place. A ten mile walk over moorland up to Derwent Edge and amazing views over the purple heather clad hills, or a brisk nine mile affair over Bleaklow Wrecks at Glossop, which does involve some steep climbs and rough terrain. Alternatively a seven mile route is on offer to explore the little known valley above Tittesworth Reservoir. The route takes you climbing via New Zealand to the top of Gun Hill, learning about the myths and legends of the area, before returning to the start via the picturesque Turners Pool.

So four ideas, various lengths and spread across the country so grab that outdoor clothing online and get outside this weekend and enjoy it.