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Charity Walking or Running Challenges

Ridgeway - 2 Day Charity Walking Event

A great 2 days walking along one of the oldest and most famous National Trails. It’s tough, but the views, the scenery and the history make it worth every step.

Objectives: 

  1. Walk a challenging distance over two days 
  2. Raise money for charity
  3. Have fun and build relationships with partners and fellow employees

Who can do this challenge?

This event is accessible to all levels of fitness. Walking a marathon distance in a day is achievable for anyone with a little bit of preparation and minimal amount of suitable equipment.

We will provide training plans for your team to ensure everyone is ready for the start. 

Event Outline

Starting at Wendover in Buckinghamshire at the foot of the Chiltern Hills the event consists of 2 days walking following the ancient Ridgeway route. 

After registering the group will be split into smaller teams and introduced to their guide.

Overnight bags will be labelled up and loaded up from transportation to the overnight stop.  

The first day will start around 0900, with the option of 2 distances – 27 and 34 miles. 

Once reaching the overnight in Goring, participants bags will be in their room ready for them to relax and prepare for the next day. Everyone will have dinner together around 2000. 

Day 2 will start in the same way with bags being loaded up and the walkers set off in their groups around 0900. 

Day 2 is 16 miles, to a pub stop in Bishopstone

Participants will then be transported back to the start to collect their cars and head off home

The Route

The Ridgeway. The oldest route way in the UK. Over 5000 years old and travelled by Romans, Saxons, Britons and most other armies from history. There are many old burial grounds along the route of those who attempted but did not make the route !!

The terrain is a mixture of hills and long flat stretches, with small paths, bridleways and wide tracks. 

The route passes the famous white horse of Uffington and some of the ancient burial grounds or “Barrows”.

Distances: 50 mile option (34 miles and 16 miles) or 43 mile option (27 miles and 16 miles)

Start: Wendover in Buckinghamshire. 

Overnight: The Swan Hotel Goring and Streatley. http://www.theswanatstreatley.com/

Finish: Royal Oak Bishopstone. http://www.helenbrowningsorganic.co.uk/pub.html

Logistical Support

  • Parking arranged at the start
  • Transportation from Wendover Station to Start location
  • Breakfast on arrival
  • Walking guides provided for each group
  • Feed Stations enroute approximately every 6 – 8 miles
  • Overnight bags transported to Hotel and to the finish
  • Medical Support enroute
  • Participant recovery enroute
  • Transportation from finish back to cars at end of day 2