We love to walk. It’s great to do with the dog, the family or with friends. And it’s a fantastic way to raise money for our hospitals. Whether you register for an organised event or decide to create your own, every little helps. Your efforts mean we can continue supporting projects like providing incubators for critically ill babies, play equipment for the children's hospital and making sure Bristol's cancer hospital, the BHOC is warm and welcoming and is able to bring the best care to you when you need it most.
For something a little more challenging why not try this:
Jurassic Coast Trek - Friday 5th May or Friday 15th September 2017
This lovely trek follows England's first National World Heritage Site. The trek starts at Durlston Head, just outside of Swanage, and follows a route of 23 miles (spread over two days) along the South West Coastal Path. It is suitable for all abilities, and involves some breathtaking views. For more information please visit https://www.discoveradventure.com/challenges/jurassic-coast-weekend.
Trekfest; The Beacons - Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017
Explore the Brecon Beacons on this spectacular charity challenge trek! The Brecon Beacon national park that runs through South Wales is a renowned for its beautiful scenery. It is also the training ground for the SAS so the Trekfest route will provide you with some challenging climbs! There is something for everyone on this event, whether you choose to take on the 25km or 50km walk, you will summit one of he highest peaks in South Wales, the Pen-y-fan (886m). This is a challenging adventure, but the breathtaking views at the top make it worth it! if you think this could be for you then please visit http://www.trekfest.org.uk/the-beacons/ to register and then let us know.
South Downs Ultra Challenge - Saturday 24th June 2017.
Do it as a team or go solo on this two day trek of rolling cliff tops in West Sussex. A tricky challenge walking through day and night to finish on the highest chalk sea cliff in England, however the sense of achievement will last a life time! If you are an experienced walker and fancy a new challenge, visit https://www.discoveradventure.com/challenges/south-downs-100km to register.
Yorkshire 3 peaks Challenge - Sunday 2nd July.
This trek takes place on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m), and the aim is to climb all three in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine Range, and the walk is 24 miles long and includes 5,200ft of ascent. Similar to the 3 peaks challenge, you can take part as a professional group or as a self organised team, but the sense of achievement will be the same either way. If you would like to look at the dates that have already been organised for next year then please visit https://www.threepeakschallenge.uk/yorkshire-three-peaks-challenge/.
3 Peaks Challenge - Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th August.
This slightly more arduous challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England (Scafell Pike, 978m), Scotland (Ben Nevis, 1345m) and Wales (Snowdon, 1085m) within 24 hours. You can take part in two different ways, as a self organised group or part of a professionally organised group. If you fancy taking on a bit more of a challenge in the new year and think this could be for you then please visit https://www.threepeakschallenge.net/ to register and let us know. Team Above & Beyond scaled the Three Peaks in June and had a great experience so it comes highly recommended!
South Coast Challenge - Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August 2017.
You can walk, jog or run 100km, 50km or 25km. Starting at Beachy Head, the route goes through the Seven Sisters Park and along the South Down's way to Brighton and on to the Arundale finish line. This can take place over 24 or 34 hours. Visit http://www.southcoastchallenge.com/ for more information.
Ben Nevis Weekend Trek - 2017 dates to be confirmed.
Runs on various dates throughout the summer. Ever wanted to know what the 'Mountains of Heaven' look like? Well now's your chance! Register here.
Contact our fundraising team to find out how we can help you combine your love of walking with making a difference. The team here from Bristol based Creation Design took on the 3 Peaks Challenge which combines walking with climbing and raised lots of money for our Golden Gift Appeal. Inspired to do something? Talk to Amy on 0117 3700 485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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