Help clean up the places you love this Earth Day with Trash Free Trails

Hikers picking up litter on trail
(Image credit: Tom Hill)

This Saturday (April 22) is Earth Day, and to mark the occasion, Trash Free Trails and Komoot are encouraging hikers, runners, backpackers and cyclists in the UK to help clean up litter and pollution from their local wild places.

You can either head out by yourself, or join one of two organised litter picks in Eryri National Park (formerly Snowdonia) and Thetford. You can plan and record your litter pick route using the Komoot app, and tag the Trash Free Trails profile to help spread the word.

You don't have to work alone; add all the important information about your litter pick to Komoot, along with a meeting point and time, to the Tour Comments, and invite the Trash Free Trails Komoot profile. It will then be added to the Earth Day Spring Clean Komoot Collection, where like-minded explorers can register their interest in coming along to help.

Share the news

Everyone taking part in a litter pick is encouraged to report their trail clean data, and what they found. This will be added to Trash Free Trails' State of Our Trails report, and support the organisation's research on single-use pollution.

You can also take photos of your work, and use the hashtag #EarthDaySpringClean to share them on Instagram and Komoot.

Cat Ellis

Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 15 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better), usually wearing at least two sports watches.