Treks and Walks

Walking is one of the simplest way to keep fit and a great way to set yourself a challenge. Whether it’s a UK trek through the stunning Peak District or an international Trek along the Great Wall of China there is bound to be the perfect trek out there for you! 

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UK Challenges

TrekFest the Peaks

2nd – 3rd September 2017
 
Explore the Peak District on this spectacular challenge trek! The Peak District is home to stunning scenery and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain’s most inspiring National Parks. Both routes start in the beautiful Hope Valley – the heart of the Peak District home to picturesque and ancient landscapes. The 25km route encompasses part of the enchanting Ladybower reservoir and the 50km route summits Kinder Scout –  a moorland plateau that at 636m (2,087ft) is the highest point in the Peak District, Derbyshire and the East Midlands!
 
Payment Options 25km:
Option A – Registration Fee £45 + Min Sponsorship £165*
Option B – Registration Fee £45 + Self Funding £50*

Payment Options 50km:
Option A – Registration Fee £60 + Min Sponsorship £300*
Option B – Registration Fee £60 + Self Funding £90*
 
For more information email us or call 01934 423965.
Snowdon Trek
23rd Sep 2017 – 24th Sep 2017
 
The Snowdon trek in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales comprises breath taking, rugged scenery and rewarding trekking for those who take on this one-day challenge! Trek to the top of Wales to conquer Mount Snowdon at an elevation of 3,560ft. The trail to the summit is the Pyg Track, which starts at the top of Pen y Pass and rises steadily with the imposing Crib Goch directly above. As the path gradually rises to amazing views down to Glaslyn far below. Then continue to zig zag up until reaching the monolith which opens up dramatic views as far as Anglesey; from here it’s just a short walk to the summit.
 
Payment Options:
Option A – Registration Fee £75 + Min Sponsorship £420
Option B – Registration Fee £75 + Self Funding £210
 
For more information email us or call 01934 423965.

International Challenges

The Alps Trek
 
14 Jun 2017 – 18 Jun 2017
6th Sep 2017 – 10th Sep 2017

This breathtaking trek covers 65 km through the Mont Blanc region of the Alps.  Only five days in total, this challenge is ideal for those with less time to take away from home.  You will trek through 3 countries in 3 days and experience the beauty that lies within the Alps mountain range, all just under 2 hours away from the UK!
 
This trek will certainly challenge you with lots of ups and downs, but the rewards are the pleasure of seeing the most spectacular views this part of Europe has to offer – from stunning cliffs, to gorgeous waterfalls running from glaciers!
 
Payment Options:
Option A – Registration Fee £199 + Min Sponsorship £1,950*
Option B – Registration Fee £199 + Self Funding £975*
 
For more information email us or call 01934 423965.
Great Wall of China Trek
7 Oct 2017 – 15 Oct 2017
 
The Great Wall of China stretches for 6,000km, it zigzags its way across China, snaking across mountains and through valleys.
 
The China Great Wall Trek is a fantastic 5 day hike along this awesome man made structure. This challenge takes you over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail – there are many sections during this charity challenge where we’ll feel the Great Wall is for us only, with no-one else in sight. Rest assured, the Great Wall provides a fantastic backdrop to some fantastic trekking.

There is also the opportunity to ‘lend a hand’ repairing a section of the Wall that is currently being reconstructed. You will each place a brick in this newly restored section, ensuring your own place in the Great Wall of China!
 
Payment Options:
Option A – Registration Fee £349 + Min Sponsorship £2598*
Option B – Registration Fee £349 + Self Funding £1299*

For more information email us or call 01934 423965.
Kilimanjaro
 
22nd June 2017 – 2nd July 2017
21st September 2017 – 1st October 2017
 
Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and also the highest mountain on the African continent at 5896m. Its snow-capped summit rises high above the dusty African plains; huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for pushing your limits both physically and mentally on this, the mightiest of challenges.

This is a tough trek in the world of challenge events and takes you along the beautiful Machame route that approaches Kilimanjaro from the south. The trek takes you through dense tropical rainforest, moorland and scree until we reach Uhuru Peak, the highest point. This is one of the most challenging treks at altitude, climbing one of the most impressive mountains in the world. A tough but spectacularly rewarding route.

Payment Options:
Option A – Registration Fee £449 + Min Sponsorship £4,100*
Option B – Registration Fee £449 + Self Funding £2,050*
 
For more information email us or call 01934 423965.
 
Want to see more about trekking Kili for Weston Hospicecare? Check out this video on our YouTube channel, which was made by a fundraiser who did the trek in 2014.

* Payment Options Explained *

Each of the challenges can be funded in two different ways. You will need to decide which option is best for you.

Option A – Raising a Minimum Sponsorship

  • Pay a registration fee, and then raise the minimum sponsorship amount for Weston Hospicecare.
  • You must send 80% of the minimum sponsorship amount to Weston Hospicecare prior to the date of the challenge, and you should also let us know of the pledges for the remaining 20% prior to your event. All outstanding sponsorship must be received within six weeks of completing the challenge.

Option B – Self-Funding Option

  • Pay a registration fee, and then the cost of the challenge must be paid out of your own money prior to the date of the challenge.
  • Although there is no minimum sponsorship required, we ask you to raise as much sponsorship as you can. Any sponsorship collected must come directly to Weston Hospicecare.