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Open Gardens - The Lodge

Open Gardens - The Lodge

The Lodge Gardens:  The Lodge, Fletchers Bridge, Bodmin, PL30 4AN 

GardenerTony Ryde 

Date & Time: Sunday 27th June 2021 12pm to 5pm 

Entry: £5

Enjoy a 3 acre riverside garden specialising in trees and shrubs chosen for their flowers, foliage and form, including 35 magnolia varieties, numerous cornus, viburnums, paulownias, davidias and acers. An informal setting complemented by ponds, waterfalls and spring flowers surrounding a gothic lodge.
 

A new feature is an exhibition of abstract sculptures complementing the natural features of the garden 

 

Directions to garden: 

From the A38 at Glynn Valley/Bodmin Crematorium roundabout follow the road towards Cardinham and the garden is first right over the river bridge at Fletchers Bridge. Parking will be at Stable Art at the Chapel, The Chapel, Fletchersbridge, Bodmin, PL30 4AN.

 

Wheelchair Access – PARTIAL 

Toilets – yes 

Dogs – on lead 

Parking – Yes 

Refreshments – Bring a picnic

12:00 PM
Fletchers Bridge
Entry £5
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Jul 4 Sun
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Open Gardens - Tanglewood

Open Gardens - Tanglewood

Tanglewood Wild Garden:  Tanglewood, Newbridge, Penzance, TR20 8PL

Gardeners:  Tony and Kerry Marr

Date & Time: Sunday 4th July 2021 from 11am to 5pm

Entry: £5, children over 5 years £2

Description:

Tanglewood Wild Garden is a natural garden and woodland boasting four ponds across its 9 acres. The gardens are kept as natural and wild as possible with sympathetic planting of native trees and plates, great for encouraging butterflies and bees.

Popular for those looking for peace and tranquillity and a slow meandering walk, but equally appealing to families enjoying a picnic, whilst children love to use the rope swing.

For more information visit http://www.tanglewoodmaycontainnuts.co.uk/

 

Directions:

Take the A3071 from Penzance to St Just. Go through Newbridge and take left turn to Sancreed. The garden is 500 yards on the left.

 

Wheelchair access /

Toilets – yes

Dogs – yes

Parking – yes

Refreshments – yes – campfire tea and coffee, homemade cakes

11:00 AM
Penzance
Adults £5 entry Children over 2 years £2 entry
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Jul 18 Sun
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Coast and Clay Sportive 2021

Coast and Clay Sportive 2021

Our great thanks to our Title Sponsor for this event Clive Mitchell Cycles

The Coast and Clay Sportive

The Coast and Clay Sportive is back!

With the 2020 event cancelled as a result of the pandemic, we are delighted to be planning for 2021 and we invite you to join us.

Recognised by ‘Cycling Weekly’ as one of ’20 of the best British sportives to ride’, Cornwall Hospice Care is delighted to be sitting in the saddle, taking over from the Rotary Club of St Columb.

There is something for everybody, from the complete beginner to the hardened cyclist who likes a challenge, with 4 routes to choose from:

EXTREME – 104 MILES

EPIC – 71 MILES

CHALLENGE – 44 MILES

INSPIRE – 17 MILES

All the routes are designed to provide enjoyable and safe cycling in spectacular scenery. We start and finish at the magnificent Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8RP.

En route, you will experience the coastline and cliffs of the north coast, beautiful country lanes of mid Cornwall and the calmer and gentler south coast, before winding your way back through the Cornish countryside where spectacular views and beaches lead to the finish. The route will be well signposted, with strategically placed marshals, well-stocked feed stations and a few hills! All finishers will be awarded a medal and there will be food and drink at the finish.

What is a sportive?

Well, it’s not a race. Sportives are a great way to get into organised cycling events, giving you the chance to complete a fully signed and supported ride in a relaxed environment. Think of it as the marathon of the cycling world (or a fun run if the word ‘marathon’ brings you out in a cold sweat).

Riding a sportive is a superb way to explore a new area on your bike, in the knowledge that you are fully supported by event staff and surrounded by other enthusiastic participants.

Routes

The Extreme and Epic routes are aimed at experienced cyclists who want a serious test of fitness, endurance and stamina. With over 8,000ft of hills for the 104m riders, and 6,000ft for the 71m riders, you will take on the thrills and pain of cycling some tough Cornish climbs, while enjoying the beautiful countryside as well as the rugged coastline.

The Challenge route is aimed at intermediate riders who want to go beyond their normal ability by taking in some serious hills (3,600ft) as a test of their cycling proficiency.

The Inspire route is for cyclists young or old, beginners or the experienced, who want to take their cycling ambitions beyond the Camel Trail or the commute to work.

View the route maps below:

EXTREME – 104 MILES

EPIC – 71 MILES

CHALLENGE – 44 MILES

INSPIRE – 17 MILES

What's included?
  • Fully signed course.
  • Timed Ride.
  • Marshals.
  • Sweeper Van.
  • Free food, water and energy drinks at feed stations.
  • Medals for finishers.
Sponsorship:

For all riders, sponsorship is optional. However, riders are encouraged to raise sponsorship, no matter how much or how little, you can help to keep our beds open.  If you are unable to raise sponsorship at this time, please consider making a donation when you register.

Every £20 you raise will fund one hour of nursing care in our hospices. In 2020 your efforts helped us keep open our beds at St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe Hospices, beds that were and remain so needed in this pandemic. You can make the difference in 2021 and support your local adult hospices.  Your registration fee will cover the costs of this event, but by raising sponsorship you will enable us to care for more terminally ill people in Cornwall.

What happens next?
  1. Register today by clicking on the above red button. We will need to ask next of kin and phone details at the checkout for your Health and Safety.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from our booking platform Charity Checkout letting you know that your registration was successful. There will also be details on how you can purchase a Cornwall Hospice Care Jersey.
  3. If you purchase a Jersey this will be mailed on to you promptly.
  4. You will be offered the chance to setup a JustGiving sponsorship page. Please do so, just £20 raised makes a huge difference to the care we offer.
  5. Share your fundraising page with your friends and family to raise sponsorship for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  6. You will receive joining instructions no later than 1 week in advance of race day.
  7. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.
  8. Finally, enjoy the sportive!

Our thanks to our kind sponsors Tregonings of Cornwall

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Our thanks to our kind sponsors       Suez Cornwall

Downloads
Coast and Clay Sportive Terms and Conditions of Entry

See the Terms and Conditions of Entry to the Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

Coast and Clay Sportive Parental Consent Form

Download the Parental Consent Form for the Coast and Clay Sportive 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus Protection Measures

Cornwall Hospice Care and our stakeholders are in regular contact and we are monitoring the UK situation as how best we can deliver this event.

The Coronavirus Pandemic has affected us all and Cornwall Hospice Care is committed to delivering safe and COVID secure events. The Coast and Clay will be our first event ‘back’ as in live, and we will be adhering to all measures in place from Government and Cornwall Council. We will update on what those are nearer the event as it is likely the situation will change from now (Jan 2021) to event day. You should be aware, however, that if restrictions aren’t lifted to satisfy the safety of this event, we reserve the right to postpone and if no suitable date is available, then to cancel the event.


Registration process

All cyclists will be required to register and collect their number before being allowed to take part.  The number must be displayed on the front of your bike; cable ties will be provided.  Full joining instructions will be sent to all cyclists no later that one before the date of the event.


Is there an age limit to take part?

All riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. A parental consent form is required for each rider under 16.

All riders, regardless of age, will need to purchase a ticket for the Extreme – 104 mile, Epic – 71 mile and Challenge – 44 mile routes.

Each full price entry to Inspire 17 mile route will also include free entry for two under 16s.


Do you need volunteers to help deliver the event?

Yes, well over 60 volunteers help ensure the Coast and Clay Sportive is delivered safely and smoothly. We always welcome volunteer help. If you can join us drop the Race Director, Oliver Hoare an email on mailto:ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk


Will the event be chip timed?

The event will be chip timed and an alphabetical list of finishers will be published after the event.


Recommended cycling equipment and clothing

We recommend you equip yourself with:

Spare inner tube(s)

Puncture repair kit

Pump

Multi-tool

Water

Snacks (bananas, energy gels etc.)

Suitable clothes – unfortunately it does rain sometimes


Do I need to wear a helmet?

Yes. Helmets are a mandatory safety requirement at the Coast and Clay. Anyone without a helmet will not be allowed to ride.


What cycles are allowed?

Road bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes are all suitable bikes, although we advise that the longer distances will be more challenging on a mountain bike.

Electric bikes are also welcome, although any form of e-bike with a twist and go style throttle is not permitted.


Is there Parking on site?

Yes, there will be ample parking available for cyclists and spectators.  More details will follow.


Start times

From 7.30am at Prideaux Place, Sunday 19th July 2020. Riders will be started in batches to avoid congestion and must finish by 5.00pm

104m riders from 7.30am

71m riders from approx. 8am

44m riders from approx. 8.30am

17m riders from approx. 9am

DO NOT BE LATE! If you arrive after 9am you may not be allowed to take part.


The route

The route, course splits, hazards and feed stations will be clearly signposted.

Keep an eye out for our motivational signs!

GPS files are available to download above.

It is your responsibility to follow the course. Should you get lost, call the event support number, and we will try to get you back on track.


What distances are the feed stations?

• 104m route – TBC, although expected to be Roche (30 miles), Mount Edgcumbe Hospice (54 miles) and Summercourt (80 miles).

• 71m route – TBC, although expected to be Roche (30 miles), and Summercourt (54 miles).

• 44m route – TBC, although expected to be Summercourt (30 miles).

• 17m route – no feed station.


Will there be finishers medal?

Yes, and a totally cool one at that!  After you have crossed the finish line, you will receive your finishers medal.


Can I buy a Cornwall Hospice Care jersey?

Yes! Anyone who raises over £250 will be offered a jersey for free. If you have raised over £250 please email ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk with details of your sponsorship and size, and a jersey will be sent to you.

Or, if you prefer, you can buy a jersey here.


Is there any mechanical support?

If you have a mechanical problem, please wait at the roadside and call event support on 07817 004430.  There will be a sweeper van following the last rider.  Pumps and inner tubes will be available at feed stations.


Abandoning the ride, what do I do?

If you cannot complete the ride please tell a Marshal at a check point or phone 07817 004430.  Do not go home without telling someone or we will assume you are injured and have the emergency services out looking for you.  You will have to pay any costs incurred.


There will be more toursits on our roads this summer, then usual, how will this be managed?

The event is almost entirely on the open roads, however we stay off the major routes in and out of primary tourist destinations where we can. When we come back through North of Newquay to head up the coastline back towards Padstow, most groups of cyclists will long be split, true also for Pentewan Road. We will be releasing people in waves to ensure minimal traffic and the early start will ease this too.

The route will be well signed and this will include signs for motorists for awareness that there is an event on and to exercise caution. There are a handful of tricky junctions and these will be marshalled to keep participants and members of the public safe.


Did you enter the 2020 event? Here are details of how we have transferred your entry.

COAST & CLAY SPORTIVE – EVENT STATEMENT 18/05/2020 12.00

The Coast and Clay Sportive 2020 is cancelled – now confirmed for July 18th 2021

In the light of the current Covid-19 pandemic we wanted to update you on our position regarding the Coast and Clay Sportive that was due to be held on Sunday 19th July 2020. We’ve been following and reviewing the government’s advice and had hoped it might be the first event we could run post the pandemic. However, we are sorry to say that we have no choice but to cancel the event and start the plan to run it in 2021.

We can confirm that Sunday 18th July 2021 is the new date for the sportive. The event is unchanged; indeed, the venue and routes remain identical.

We’ve transferred your entry to the 2021 event. If you don’t want to take part next year you have two options to choose from; You can donate your entry free to Cornwall Hospice Care, or you can have a refund of 75% of your fee.

All cyclists entered into this year’s event will be email today, Monday 18th May 2020, by the Event Director.

There’s no need to inform us if you’re happy to be transferred to the 2021 date, but if you choose instead to donate your entry fee or request the refund, please let us know by 30th June 2020. We regret that we can’t offer a full refund as we have costs for the 2020 event that we are unable to recover. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at ohoare@cornwallhospice.co.uk.

In the meantime, thank you for your support. We’re thinking of you all and are pleased to report that with your continuing help our hospices remain open 24/7 and we are still admitting those patients who need us.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Coast and Clay Sportive 2021.

Oliver Hoare
Coast and Clay Sportive Event Director
& Cornwall Hospice Care Head of Fundraising


Cancellations and transfers

Registrations are strictly personal, firm and binding and fees shall not be refunded for any reason.

If you are unable to take part please let us know as soon as possible by calling 01726 66868 (option 3).  You may defer your place for 2022 or transfer your place to another cyclist. Please note deferrals and transfers will be accepted up to Monday 12th July 2021 at Midday.


Event Cancellation Refund Policy

If the event is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons beyond our control, we may at our discretion offer a refund of your entry fee(s). However, we reserve the right to deduct an amount to cover the expenses incurred in setting up the event to ensure that Cornwall Hospice Care and our associated partners are not out of pocket due to running this event.

You should be aware, however, that if restrictions aren’t lifted to satisfy the safety of this event, we reserve the right to postpone and if no suitable date is available, then to cancel the event.

Cornwall Hospice Care and our stakeholders are in regular contact and we are monitoring the UK situation as how best we can deliver this event.


18/07/2021
7:30 AM
Padstow
£40.00 - EXTREME Route (104 Miles)
£38.00 - EPIC Route (71 Miles)
£35.00 - CHALLENGE Route (44 Miles)
£15.00 - INSPIRE Route (17 Miles)
On the day registration, if places are available, will have an additional fee of £5 on the above prices.
17 miles - 104 miles
Training required
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Jul 18 Sun
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Open Gardens - Arundell

Open Gardens - Arundell

Arundell GardenArundell, West Pentire, Crantock, TR8 5SE 

Gardeners: Brenda & David Eyles  

Date & Time: Sunday 18th July from 1pm to 5pm 

Entry: £5 

Description: 

A garden where no garden should be – on an exposed National Trust headland on the North Cornish coast, between two beautiful sandy beaches.  Garden of one acre, surrounding an old agricultural dwelling with cottage style gardens, rockery, pond and stream, stumpery & fernery, herbaceous borders, a gravel garden, small pinetum and an exotic (jungle) garden.  

Directions to garden: 

From A3075 follow signs to Crantock.   At junction in village keep straight on to West Pentire (one mile).  Field on the left is signed for free Car Parking then 300 yards to Arundell Garden.  Alternatively, you can park at the public pay car parks at West Pentire.     

 

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS – YES 

TOILETS –YES 

DOGS ALLOWED – YES 

PARKING – YES 

REFRESHMENTS – YES – Tea and home-made biscuits or Cream teas 

1:00 PM
Crantock
Entry £5
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Aug 7 Sat
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Snowdon by Night

Snowdon by Night

Offering a new challenge of trekking to the summit at night, this will be something very different ascending by moonlight

Caernarfon
Option A - Registration fee £49 + Minimum sponsorship £290
Option B - Registration fee £49 + Self funding £145 + Minimum sponsorship £145
9.5 miles
Moderate - you need to do some fitness training but the challenge is very achievable
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Aug 22 Sun
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Open Gardens - Crugsillick Manor

Open Gardens - Crugsillick Manor

Crugsillick Manor: Ruan High Lanes, Truro, TR2 5LJ 

Owner: Alison Agnew

Date & Time: Sunday 22nd August 11am – 5pm

Entry: £5 

 

Description:

A 2 acre garden on several levels. A wooded bank drops down to walled kitchen garden and hot garden. In front, sweeping yew hedges and paths define oval lawns and broad mixed borders. On a lower terrace, the focus is a large pond with exotic flowering trees and shrubs.

 

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS – Limited

TOILETS – On request in the house

DOGS ALLOWED – On leads

PARKING – Nearby

REFRESHMENTS – Yes

 

11:00 AM
Ruan High Lanes
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Sep 25 Sat
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Banger Rally Challenge 2021

Banger Rally Challenge 2021

PLEASE NOTE THE RALLY HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2021 The 2021 Charity Banger Rally Challenge from Cornwall to Koper in Slovenia is an opportunity of a lifetime and will be a trip to remember, driving on some of Europe’s finest and most scenic roads. The only snag is that your car has to cost around a measly £500 each.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

The rally will start on Saturday 25th September leaving Pentewan Sands Holiday Park at 11am and finishing in Koper on Thursday 30th September. We think 6 days charging through 10 Countries in a rubbish car will definitely be a trip to remember. There will be several tasks to perform en route to earn bonus points resulting in prizes but managing to coax your chosen wreck to the finish point should be rewarding enough.

An additional prize will be awarded for the most imaginative/decorated car and their occupants. Although everyone who takes part is a winner, each participant will also be provided with an appropriately tacky medal memento on finishing.

You are now probably thinking, will there be support en route! You are joking surely? You really would not appreciate it if we deprived you of the uncertainty each day on whether your chosen chariot will make it to the next checkpoint, let alone start in the morning. Breaking down miles from anywhere, on a mountain pass in a strange country must be top banana in the entertainment stakes and worth the entry fee alone as we’re sure several teams will testify when they arrive back home!

With all this excitement you’re probably wondering how much this will cost to enter!

The cost of a charity place will be £95 registration, which is based on two people sharing a car; additional passengers will be charged at £95 per person. This represents a huge saving on the normal entry cost of £345 and these places are limited. In exchange you undertake to fundraise a minimum of £1,495 for us. These places are strictly limited with just 10 places available.

Entrance fee includes a pre-party on Friday 24th September, finishing party, t-shirts, route plan & camping. Optional extras are purchased directly from the Banger Rally where you will be redirected after sign up.

What Happens Next?

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your preparation for your Banger Rally Challenge. In just a few simple steps you can be on your way to driving one of the most epic journeys in across Europe.

1. Sign up today, on the link above.

2. We will mail your entry form, which will need to be returned to Cornwall Hospice Care. A copy will also be sent to the Banger Rally Team. Any extras you purchase will need to be booked at this time with the Banger Rally i.e. additional passengers.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, guides etc.

4. We will hold an information/meet and greet evening for the Rally, giving you the opportunity to find out more, ask us any questions you may have and meet past rally challengers.

5. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

6. We’ll see you there on the day to cheer you off!

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

Every £20 you raise will fund one hour of nursing care in our hospices. In 2019 your efforts helped us open an extra bed in St Julia’s and Mount Edgcumbe Hospices. You can make the difference in 2020 and help open more beds. Our goal is to be able to open more beds  and offer more people our specialist care for those precious last hours.  Your registration fee will cover the costs of this event, but by raising sponsorship you will enable us to care for more terminally ill people in Cornwall.

Downloads
Terms and Conditions

Full details of the Terms and Conditions of Entry

Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

Where will I stay?

Your entry includes camping every night at each of the campsites. ‘Extras’ can be purchased through the Banger Rally, such as accommodation upgrades.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this challenge is 18 years or over.

Do I need specialist kit?

Yes! You need your banger! A wreck that will get you across Europe and worth less than £500.

You may travel in a car worth more than this figure, however you won’t be able to win any of the challenges.


St Austell
Option A - Registration Fee £95 + Min Sponsorship £1,495
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Sep 29 Wed
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Open Gardens - Meudon Hotel

Open Gardens - Meudon Hotel

Meudon Hotel Gardens & Bream Cove: Meudon Hotel, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, TR11 5HT

Date: Saturday 8th May & Wednesday 29th September 

Time: 11am – 3pm 

Entry: £5 per person

 

 

At this hidden-gem hotel near Falmouth, you’ll have the chance to wander through eight and a half acres of sub-tropical gardens towards a private beach – Bream Cove – just as locals and visitors have since the 1800s.  Bream Cove is a beautiful, unspoilt corner awaiting exploration. This private paradise is perfect for wild swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding or just relaxing, while the South West Coast Path can be picked up from here to continue your adventure. 

 

For more information and directions visit https://www.meudon.co.uk/meudon-gardens-and-bream-cove 

 

Wheelchair Accessible – No 

Toilets – Yes 

Dogs – On leads 

Parking – Limited 

Refreshments – on site restaurant – closed May open September 

11:00 AM
Falmouth
Entry £5
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Oct 3 Sun
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Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Apply to be part of the iconic London Marathon and be part of #TeamCHC 2021

03/10/2021
Grenwich
Full terms and conditions will be sent via email on application.
26.2 miles
Training required
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Mar 18 Fri
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The Lapland Husky Trail 2022

The Lapland Husky Trail 2022

Join us on this most unique of charity events as we spend five days sledding through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland for an experience you will never forget.

Lead your own team of huskies across the Arctic
• Learn how to dog sled in a long distance expedition
• Sleep in secluded timber cabins
• A chance to see the incredible Northern Lights!

Our charity challenge is to sled 270km from Norway, into Sweden through untouched nature, in order to finish at the world famous Ice Hotel (the original!) in Jukkasjarvi! Our challenge begins in the Arctic city of Tromso, where we make our way to the Dog Sled Centre in order to meet our husky companions. After meeting and greeting our furry friends, we then dive straight into the spirit of adventure and spend our first night in a traditional Lavvo, surrounding the roaring fire.

Watching the Northern Lights and tending to our dogs will give us an exact experience for living as the Laplanders do. This is one of Global Adventure Challenges most popular charity challenges and is oversubscribed year-on-year… a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.

Our trusted trek partners Global Challenge Adventures are holding a FREE Information Webinar on Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 6.30pm to give you the opportunity to find out what’s involved and ask questions.  Please register for this event in advance HERE.

Can you do it? Yes you can!

This charity challenge is suitable for beginners to sledding as full training will be given – all you need to join our challenge is a thirst for extreme adventure! This is no ordinary charity challenge – we will be required to erect our own tents, cook for ourselves and fulfil all camping duties with the equipment provided. In addition to looking after ourselves, we’ll also be responsible for looking after our teams of huskies – be assured, this is a true, “hands on” wilderness challenge!

Downloads
Lapland Husky Trail Brochure and Itinerary

Download a detailed brochure and itinerary to find out more about the trek.

What Happens Next?

Travel with Confidence

We know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so our trusted partners have put together their new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps they and their suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe. Just click on the link above to explore the policy, and if you need to know more then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change which is one of the reasons we are working with Global Adventure Challenges – they are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by the challenges as they possibly can. With this in mind, they will plant 20 trees for every open participant who takes part in the challenge. For further information on our climate care strategy, click here.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges who work with us  to organise and run the Lapland Husky Trail. You will need to choose payment option A or B.

2. Global Adventure Challenges will confirm your booking and manage this part of your trek on our behalf. They will also confirm your booking with us.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

5. Enjoy the trek!

Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (if you are aged between 13 -17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our shops.

£60 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

Tromso
Option A - Registration fee £399 + Min. sponsorship £4382 + Airport Tax and Surcharge £100
Option B - Registration fee £399 + Self Funding £2191+ Airport Tax and Surcharge £100 + set your own fundraising target
270 km
Tough - you need to be fit but all training is given
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May 13 Fri
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Inca Trail Trek 2022

Inca Trail Trek 2022

• Trek the iconic Inca Trail
• Discover the lost city of Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate
• Hike through the Peruvian Andes Mountain range
• Learn the rich ancient history of Cusco
• Explore Inca’s cosmopolitan capital, Cusco

Location: Peru
Challenge Grade: Tough 2
Distance: Approx. 51km
Duration: 10 days

Our charity challenge begins in the Inca Capital of Cusco – a fascinating city, full of colonial charm hidden deep in the Andes Mountains.

At an altitude of 3,300m, we spend our first day acclimatising by taking a trek around the famous Inca sites surrounding Cusco – a great way to begin our trek for charity.

Then we’re off as a team to conquer the one and only Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – the world’s most important archaeological find and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!  There are literally thousands of Inca Trails within Peru and many other charity events sound similar, but there’s only one Inca Trail that leads through the majestic Sun Gate, and then onto the fascinating ruins of Machu Picchu.  Exceptional support and companionship await – from our porters and chefs through the medics and guides, we’ll be in great hands to assist us in reaching our goal!

This classic Inca Trail encompasses 3 high mountain passes – the highest being 4,200m. The trek will be tough and will certainly test us, but upon witnessing the sight of Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, mirrored with breathtaking views across the Andes, our efforts are more than worthwhile. Standing proudly together!

Itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK.

Day 2
Arrive in Cusco (3,300m).

Day 3
Acclimatisation Trek around the Inca sites. Tambomachay to Sacsayhuaman, then to Cusco. Distance – 8 – 12km (approx.).

Day 4
The Inca Trail! Trek KM82 (2,650m) to Huallyabamba Campsite (3,000m). Distance – 11km (approx.).

Day 5
Trek Huallyabamba Campsite up to Dead Womens Pass (4,200m). Descend to Pacaymayo Valley Camp (3,600m). Distance – 12km (approx.).

Day 6
Trek Pacaymayo Valley Campsite up to Runkuraqay Pass (3,950m) & Phuyupatamarka Pass (3,600m). Descend to Winay-Wayna Campsite (2,700m). Distance – 18km (approx.).

Day 7
Trek Winay-Wayna Campsite to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), then to Machu Picchu! Distance – 6km (approx.).

Day 8
Free day in Cusco for participants to relax. Celebratory meal in Cusco.

Day 9
Depart from Cusco.

Day 10
Arrive UK

Download a Brochure
Inca Trail Trek Brochure and Itinerary

Download a detailed brochure and itinerary to find out more about the trek.

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What Happens Next?

Travel with Confidence

We know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so our trusted partners have put together their new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps they and their suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe.  Just click on the link above to explore the policy, and if you need to know more then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change which is one of the reasons we are working with Global Adventure Challenges – they are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by the challenges as they possibly can.  With this in mind, they will plant 20 trees for every participant who takes part in our challenge. For further information on their climate care strategy, click here.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges who work with us to organise and run the Inca Trail Trek.  You will need to choose payment option A or B.

2. Global Adventure Challenges will confirm your booking and manage this part of your trek on our behalf.  They will also confirm your booking with us.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

5. Enjoy the trek!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (if you are aged between 13 -17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our shops.

£60 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

Cusco
Option A - Minimum Sponsorship (Learn more) Registration Fee £299 + Min Sponsorship £3524 + Trekking Permit £200 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
Option B - Self-Funding (Learn more) Registration Fee £299 + Self Funding £1762 + Trekking Permit £200 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Set your own fundraising target
SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT
The optional single supplement cost for this challenge is £125. This will be added to your challenge invoice and is payable at 8 weeks before departure. To request a single supplement, please email customer.care@globaladventurechallenges.com once you have completed your registration.
50 km
Challenging - you need to be fit to trek up steep hills
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Dalai Lama Trek 2022

Dalai Lama Trek 2022

• Discover stunning views of the Himalayan mountains
• Visit the one of the New Seven Wonders of the World – The Taj Mahal
• Experience Tibetan life and visit local monasteries
• Trek through unspoilt landscapes & immerse yourself in astounding architecture
• Experience true Indian culture
• Celebrate your achievement in Dharamsala

Location: India
Challenge Grade: Challenging – you’ll be walking for 5+ hours daily at altitude
Distance: Approx. 50km
Duration: 11 days

Our charity challenge begins in Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama and the centre of the Tibetan Community are situated – the heart of the world’s highest mountain range. 

We have time to spend in this fascinating town before we set off on foot to explore this stunning region. This special charity challenge incorporates India’s best sights and sounds.  Our 5 day trek takes us through the Kingdom of Gaddi – a semi-nomadic race who spend months wandering the high passes with their cattle. With spectacular views of the Daula Dhar Mountain Range, our journey together takes us through rhododendron forests, passing through Hindu settlements and Buddhist Monasteries. This journey has everything we could ever wish for from a trip to India.

To end this most amazing of charity challenges, we have some free time to explore the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the world’s greatest monuments to love ever built, and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World!

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart UK.

Day 2

Arrive Delhi, then take overnight train to Pathankot.

Day 3

Arrive Pathankot and transfer to Dharamsala – home of the Dalai Lama.

Day 4

Trek Dharamsala to Kareri (2,070m). Approx. 12km / 7 – 8 hours.

Day 5

Trek Kareri to Bal Village (2,330m). Approx. 12km / 7 – 8 hours.

Day 6

Trek Bal Village to Triund (2,995m). Approx. 10km / 8 – 9 hours.

Day 7

Trek Triund to Snowline Cafe. Approx. 9km / 6 – 7 hours.

Day 8

Trek Triund to Bhagsu Nag. Approx. 7km / 5 – 6 hours, then transfer to Dharamsala for a celebratory meal.

Day 9

A free morning in Dharamsala, then transfer to Pathankot for overnight train to Delhi.

Day 10

Arrive Delhi and transfer to Agra to visit Taj Mahal.

Day 11

Early transfer to Delhi for flight to UK arriving same day.

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Download a Brochure
Dalia Lama Trek Brochure and Itinerary

Download a detailed brochure and itinerary to find out more about the trek.

What Happens Next?

Travel with Confidence

We know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so our trusted partners have put together their new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps they and their suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe.  Just click on the link above to explore the policy, and if you need to know more then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change which is one of the reasons we are working with Global Adventure Challenges – they are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by the challenges as they possibly can.  With this in mind, they will plant 20 trees for every participant who takes part in our challenge. For further information on their climate care strategy, click here.

1. Sign up today, with our trusted partners Global Adventure Challenges who work with us to organise and run the Dalai Lama Trek.  You will need to choose payment option A or B.

2. Global Adventure Challenges will confirm your booking and manage this part of your trek on our behalf.  They will also confirm your booking with us.

3. We will send you regular updates with fundraising information, training guides etc.

4. Any fundraising support you need, we will be on hand to help.

5. Enjoy the trek!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your trek is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be successful so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas, hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bite size chunks.

How old do I need to be to take part?

The minimum age for this trek is 18 years old (if you are aged between 13 -17 years you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Why support Cornwall Hospice Care?

We rely on the generosity of people like you in Cornwall who leave us legacies, support fundraising events, play our lottery and visit our shops.

£60 could pay for three hours of unrivalled specialist care from one of our nurses, helping patients who are terminally ill.

£37 could pay for one Lymphoedema appointment to ease swelling and symptoms for someone with cancer.

£23 could pay for an hour with our bereavement counsellor, supporting families  through the loss of a loved one.

Dharamsala
Option A - Minimum Sponsorship Registration Fee £349 + Min Sponsorship £2908 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250
Option B - Self-Funding Registration Fee £349 + Self Funding £1454 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £250 + Set your own fundraising target
50 km
Challenging - you need to be fit to trek up steep hills
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Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available to help me reach my target?

The fundraising team is on hand to help you achieve your target and to make sure your event is as enjoyable as possible for you. We want you to be as successful as possible so you can fund as much care as possible, and we have lots of ideas and hints and tips to help you spread your target and break it down in to small manageable bit sized chunks.

What I want to do isn’t listed here, can I still do it?

Yes of course you can.  We’ll even support you with anything you need just the same as if you took one of our charity places.