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Challenges

CHALLENGE YOURSELF FOR SPRINGHILL HOSPICE

Looking forward to 2021 and beyond, we have put together a programme of challenges, at home and abroad. This is a great opportunity to see some fantastic parts of the UK and wider afield whilst taking on a very real challenge. It will provide the opportunity to stretch both your horizons and your stamina in support of Springhill Hospice.

For each of these challenges we are working in partnership with experts in their fields to ensure that your experience is safe and enjoyable. Whether you are new to the wonders of the great outdoors or an experienced adventurer you will feel right at home.

If you don’t see details of a challenge that you’re interested in below please contact our Fundraising Team (fundraising@springhill.org.uk or 01706 641790) to discuss your own challenge.

Our 2021/22 Challenge Programme will be officially launched on Wednesday 11th November. To find out more sign up for our Virtual Information Evening starting at 6.30pm and you will be sent your Zoom link and login details. 


International Challenges

Poon Hill Nepal 2021

Nepal Himalaya Trek & Hospice Project
30 October 2021-10 November 2021

www.different-travel.­com/­destinations/­nepal-trek-hospice-project-challenge.php

Nepal has established itself as the true home of adventure and this charity challenge trek is a great opportunity to witness the culture and tradition of the people who live in the Nepalese countryside with spectacular views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas along the way. Your trip will start with two days helping at the not-for-profit hospice in Kathmandu, Nepal’s bustling capital.

In partnership with The Different Travel Company, ATOL No 6706.


Sahara Dunes Trek
5 November 2021-10 November 2021

www.­skylineevents.­co.­uk/­events/­willow-wood-sahara-desert-trek/

This 6-day trip takes you to the mesmerising Sahara Desert with dramatic sand dunes as far as the eye can see. With proud Berbers as guides and a small caravan of camels carrying supplies, trekking across the varied and stunning landscape of the Sahara is an unforgettable experience, immersing you in the beauty and solitude of the desert.

In partnership with Skyline Events/Skyline Tour Operations, ATOL No 10069 and Willow Wood Hospice.

Sahara Trek

Iceland 2021

Northern Lights Trek, Iceland
2 March 2022 - 6 March 2022

www.­global­ad­ven­tur­ec­hal­lenges.­com/­challenge/­northern-lights-trek

Explore Iceland's stunning scenery; from colourful mountains and volcanic landscapes to hot springs. In this land of fire and ice you will hike across snow covered landscapes and conquer mountain passes motivated by the chance to witness the lights of the Aurora Borealis. Your trip ends with a chance to celebrate in Reykjavik.

In partnership with Global Adventure Challenges Ltd, ATOL No 6706.


Camino de Santiago Three Day Trek
28 September 2022-2 October 2022

www.­global­ad­ven­tur­ec­hal­lenges.­com/­challenge/­camino-de-santiago-three-day-trek

Trek the last 67km of the Camino Frances, part of the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. You will trek through rolling green landscapes, traditional villages and picturesque woodlands on your way to your final destination, the magical Santiago Old Town, a wonderful UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the stunning Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

In partnership with Global Adventure Challenges Ltd, ATOL No 6706.

Camino de Santiago 2021

UK Challenges

Sky Dive 2021

Sky Dive
Sunday 18 July 2021

www.­skydive­nort­hwest.­co.­uk/­i/­charity-skydive/­springhill-hospice/

Enjoy stunning views of the Lake District and experience the thrill of freefall from up to 15,000 ft, reaching a speed of about 120 mph! A tandem skydive requires only a few minutes of training and is the safest and most popular choice for first time skydivers. After the rush of freefall, the parachute opens and you’ll experience the tranquillity of flight. The idea of jumping out of a plane scares the living daylights out of many people. That’s exactly why you should do it. 

In partnership with Skydive Northwest.


Yorkshire Three Peaks
Saturday 7 August 2021

www.­springhill.­org.­uk/­y3p

The Yorkshire Three Peaks walk is a challenging, full day hill/mountain walk in the Yorkshire Dales. This is a circular walk, starting and finishing at the same place, and the total walking distance is approximately 24 miles (39 km). The challenge is to complete the walk within 12 hours. Starting in Horton-in-Ribblesdale you will climb to the summits of Pen-y-Ghent (2,227 ft, 694m), Whernside (2,415 ft, 736 m) and Ingleborough (2,372 ft, 723m).

In partnership with Mountain Edge Trekking Adventures.

Yorkshire Three Peaks Signpost

Snowdon valley 2021

Summit of Mount Snowdon
Saturday 4 September 2021

www.­springhill.­org.­uk/­snowdon

You will ascend the highest mountain in Wales, at 1085 metres, via the Llanberis Path. This is the longest and most gradual of the six main paths to the summit of Snowdon, with fantastic views over the Menai straights towards Anglesey. This hard and strenuous 14.5km mountain walk will involve an approximate six-hour round trip although for the more adventurous you can take the added challenge of returning via the last part of the Snowdon Horseshoe down the Miners Track to finish at  Pen-y-Pass.

In partnership with Mountain Edge Trekking Adventures.


Manchester Marathon
Sunday 10 October 2021

Fast and friendly, the UK’s flattest major marathon and the second largest in the country returns for 2021 with 20,000 entrants on a route that takes you through the city centre with huge support lining the streets. Put on your Springhill running vest for your first marathon or for your personal best. 

Springhill Hospice is pleased to be an Associate Charity Partner of the 2021 Manchester Marathon. If you would like to run to raise money for Springhill, either in the full marathon or as part of a relay team of 2 or 4 people then get in touch to register your interest by contacting the Fundraising Team

Manchester Marathon 2021