Cornwall Hospice Care Events

The Saint’s Way Trek

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Event Details

Date:
10th September 2022
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline:
5th September 2022
Event type:
Cornwall Hospice Care Events
Difficulty:
Moderate - training recommended
Distance:
28 miles (45km)
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Registration:
Fundraising - £29 + £250 min. sponsorship
Self-funded - £89 + no fundraising target Under 16s - £25 + no fundraising target
Contact details:
Amy Lewis, Event Director - 01726 66868 (option 3) alewis@cornwallhospice.co.uk
Location:
Mena Farm, Lanivet, Bodmin, PL30 5HW
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Your adventure awaits...

The adventure starts on Saturday morning at Padstow Church, where you will embark upon the first leg of your journey. As you leave Padstow you will be treated to spectacular views back across the famous harbour town, before making your way towards St. Breock and the ancient monolithic landmark.

The first day of trekking ends at the 16 mile mark, where we will set up camp at Mena Farm campsite’s idyllic wild meadows and unwind around the firepit.

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Join us for a weekend of walking and camping in September!

Sunday morning takes you to the windswept heights of Helman Tor, where you can view the north and south coasts of our beautiful county. As you head down towards Golant, the banks of the river Fowey will lead you to the finish of the iconic Saint’s Way at Readymoney cove in Fowey, where a medal will be waiting for you!

Itinerary

Meet us at our furniture store in St. Austell to park your car for the weekend and catch our shuttle bus to the start line. Leave your overnight bags and tents with us and they will be waiting for you at the campsite on Saturday afternoon.

Breakfast and packed lunch on Sunday will be provided. Mena Farm have a range of catering vans that come and visit them throughout the summer (did someone say cocktails?!) – not to mention having Lanivet fish & chip shop and pub as neighbours – so you have all the means to purchase your evening meal on Saturday night, you’ll have earned a treat!

Can you do it?

Of course you can! 28 miles may sound like a lot, but split over two days with a relaxing night in Mena Farm’s wild meadows in between, you’ll be enjoying an ice cream in Readymoney cove before you know it!

Fundraising

You’ll be surprised how quickly you can make up £250 with simply the generosity of friends and family on JustGiving! Bake sales, quizzes and bingo nights are also fun ways to raise money – if you need collecting tins or help advertising your event, then let us know!

We have a team of dedicated fundraisers here to help you with any ideas you may have, please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns – you’ll have smashed your target and more in no time!

What Happens Next?

We will be with you every step of the way from registration to the finish line. In just a few simple steps you will be on your way to being part of #TeamCHC

  1. Sign up today using the red ‘Sign Up Now’ button at the top of this page.
  2. You will receive an email notification letting you know that your registration was successful.
  3. You can then setup an online fundraising page through JustGiving here (or the grey button at the top of the page)
  4. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family.
  5. Like our Facebook page for the event.
  6. You will receive regular event updates with all you need to know to take part in The Saint’s Way Trek.
  7. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.
  8. Finally, enjoy the weekend!
2020 saw many challengers participate in a virtual walk, now let's do it altogether!
Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just do a section of the route?

If you or your family feel like tackling just half of this challenging route is enough for you, then get in touch with our team and we can arrange for you to join us on just one of the days (and don’t worry you’d still be invited camping!)

Do I need to raise a minimum sponsorship?

If you have chosen the fundraising option then we do ask for a minimum fundraising requirement of £250. Your ticket price only covers the cost of the event, so it is this sponsorship which helps to raise much needed funds for our hospices.

For both children’s tickets and the self-fund option for adults, there is no minimum required sponsorship, but any amount of fundraising you can do would go a long way in helping to support our Cornish charity.


Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit to take part in this challenge – if you think your children are up for it, then we would love for you to join us as a family! However, all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Is it a competition?

This event is not a race, so no, we will not be timing you. However, everyone who completes the challenge will get a finisher’s medal!

Do I have to camp?

No, camping is optional (although it is included in the ticket price!). However, if you wish to go home and spend the night in your own bed then it will be up to you to organise pick-up and drop off to and from the site.

It is also important to note that Mena’s wild meadows are for tents only, if you wish to take a motorhome or book one of their glamping pods, then this will need to be organised with them separately.


I'd like to camp but I don't have a tent, what can I do?

If you want to camp but don’t have a tent then get in touch with us! A local Scout group has kindly offered to lend us tents for the weekend for those who don’t have one of their own.

Send an email with how many are in your party to alewis@cornwallhospice.co.uk to request a tent.


Recommended kit list

Day bag:

  • waterproofs
  • packed lunch (this will be provided for Sunday only)
  • sun cream & hat
  • warm layers
  • route instructions (provided at registration)

Overnight kit:

  • tent
  • sleeping bag & mat
  • warm layers
  • spare hiking clothes
  • comfy shoes for the campsite
  • pyjamas and toiletries


Can I set my own pace?

Yes! We don’t expect everyone to be walking in one big group, there will be water stations en route to sign in and out of, so feel free to set your own pace.

However, if you don’t trust yourself to follow route instructions and would rather walk in a supervised group, we will have an option to walk with a volunteer guide who will make sure you’re at camp in time for tea!


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Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for entry for The Saint's Way Trek

Sponsor Form

Printable PDF sponsor form