South West Coast Path Challenge

Friday 17 June 2022

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Trek along the most challenging section of the incredible South West Coast Path. As you experience, cliff top paths with unforgettable views of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.

The South West Coast Path has fast become one of the UK’s best loved long distance paths. With over 1000km of footpath to choose from, you will complete 64km around the most remote section of the trail in Cornwall. 

Based outside the beautiful town of St Ives there are three tough days of trekking before you get to celebrate your accomplishments by reaching Penzance. With fully qualified walking leaders, a fantastic camp crew and full luggage transfers you’ll have all the support you need to complete this incredible challenge.

Much of the land beside the Path has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest?(SSSI), and?is?home to a huge variety of wildlife, so be sure to keep your eyes open for?Atlantic grey seals, dolphins,?basking sharks,?choughs and peregrines!.?

Key Information
Date
Fri 17 Jun 2022 - Mon 20 Jun 2022
Time
5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration Fee
£125
Minimum Sponsorship
£1395

DAY 1, FRI 17 JUN 2022

ARRIVAL AT ACCOMMODATION IN ST IVES AND MEET THE TEAM (3* HOTEL)

Tonight you will arrive at your campsite outside the town of St Ives and will have the opportunity to meet the rest of the team of trekkers. After settling in you will then get to meet all of the challenge leaders and support team at the all-important welcome and safety briefing. This will be where your leaders explain everything you need to know about the days ahead, including what to take with you on the trek each day. It will also be your opportunity to ask any questions and get to know the team. It will then be early to bed, excited about the adventure ahead

Accommodation: Camping

 

DAY 2, SAT 18 JUN 2022

PENDEEN TO ST IVES (APPROX 23KM AND 770M OF ASCENT)

Today's walk is the most demnding day of the entire challenge and there is a very noticeable feeling of remoteness on this section of the route. Large sections of todays route have been marked as environmentally sensitive areas and so we can be sure that we will be rewarded for our efforts with spectacular views and a real immersion in local wildlife.

We begin in Pendeen and head in an eastwards direction. The path can often be narrow and boggy along this stretch and today it is necessary for us to carry all of our water and food for the entire day due to the remoteness of the route.

After passing near to Zennor we face a tough section of steep ascents and descents as the path takes us from cliff tops down into the coves and back up again. We will need to dig deep and work as a team to reach our end point in St Ives and our campsite is sure to be a welcome sight upon our return.

Accommodation: Camping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 3, SUN 19 JUN 2022

MOUSEHOLE TO LAND'S END (APPROX 19KM AND 780M OF ASCENT)

Our final day of trekking will see us reaching the most westerly point in the UK, Land's End. Today is also one of the toughest days of the trek so we will need all our remaining energy to make it to the finish point and celebrate our achievements.

We will leave the village of Mousehole behind and follow rugged and remote cliff tops. The route will negotiate the craggy rocks around Lamorna and the pebbled beach of St Loy's Cove. The rugged and rocky terrain continues all the way to our end point at Land's End where we will celebrate accomplishing an incredible 100km of trekking along one of the UK's toughest footpaths.

Upon returning to our campsite we will be able to celebrate with the whole team as we contemplate what we have achieved together.

Accommodation: Camping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 4, MON 20 JUN 2022

PORTHLEVEN TO PENZANCE (APPROX 16KM AND 450M OF ASCENT)

Today's trek starts in Porthleven and takes us in a north-west direction towards Penzance. The first part of the route will take us through the abundance of historic mining sites that dot this area of Cornwall. Some of the mining works offer an impressive insight into the recent past of this part of the country, and the precariously positioned equipment is a reminder of the hazardous nature of this work. Praa Sands is an impressive beach that is popular with surfers and hopefully the weather will offer us the chance to enjoy this popular beauty spot. The rest of the route is full of spectacular coves, such as Piskies Cove with its beautiful clear water. Our day ends just after passing St Michael's Mount, the spectacular castle perched on the island and reached only by a causeway at low tide.

After reaching Penzance you will be able to celebrate over a late lunch before being transferred back to the campsite where you will then be free to depart.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, 

We have two options on how to fund this incredible event:

 

SELF FUNDER

Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £125.00 when you book.

Then a balance of £685.00
(5 weeks before your challenge).

Raise as much as you can for MHA .

 

or

 

MINIMUM SPONSORSHIP

Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £125.00 when you book.

Raise a minimum of £1,395.00 for MHA .

How to take part...

1
Register

Register today, and keep an eye out for our emails to complete sign-up!

2
Fundraise

Visit JustGiving.com/mha to set up your fundraising page and share, share, share. Together we will smash your target!

3
Event Day

Check you have all you need, turn up, have fun and know you are helping support older people to live later life well.

Already have your own place?

Download our Sponsorship Pack to fundraise for MHA

How your sponsorship money could help

Every penny you raise helps MHA and its mission to help those in later life live well.

£25

£25 could enable us to assess and match a volunteer befriender with a socially isolated older person, giving them access to weekly telephone calls and support

£30

£30 could enable us to host a live virtual dance class for the most isolated in the community

£100

£100 could allow us to create custom animations to enhance and train an older person with their digital skills

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