Cotswolds
Trek

Trek26 Cotswolds

Event Type Trek
Date 15 July 2023
Location Cheltenham
Registration Fee £25 for 26 miles, £20 for 13 miles
Fundraising Target £300 for 26 miles, £200 for 13 miles
Level Moderate

Sign up and use code EARLYBIRD to receive 20% off your registration fee

The challenge

Trek for loved ones, and raise money to support people devastated by dementia. Explore the rural landscape of the Cotswolds as you trek through ancient woodlands, wildflower meadows and historic Cotswold stone villages

‘The atmosphere was great and it really helped to get through the day talking to the other walkers. A great sense of accomplishment at the end, having helped a great cause, and completed a tough challenge.’ - Trek26 participant

What's included when you take on a Trek26?

  • A friendly team to support you every step of the way with fundraising tips and ideas.
  • Bespoke training plans put together by our professional training coaches.
  • A fully supported route including regular rest stops with snacks, drinks and toilets.
  • Free breakfast, lunch and hot drinks included.
  • Trek leaders and medical support.
  • A medal and glass of bubbly on finishing the route!

Where?

Both routes will start and finish at Postlip Farm, Cheltenham, GL54 5BB.

The route

Both routes will start and finish at Postlip Farm just outside Cheltenham which sits underneath Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds. The routes will take a circular route North, utilising parts of the famous Cotswold Way before looping down to Cleeve Hill itself with incredible views across the hills. 

*The map above can be expanded for more detail. Simply click the box in the top right corner.

Itinerary

It's sure to be an epic day! Find out exactly what to expect by downloading the trek itinerary.

Kit List

Download our kit list which you can tick off when packing for the trek. We also have some top tips on how to find the best kit for you and an exclusive discount for Regatta.

Fundraising

Fundraising Target

Your fundraising will ensure that people facing a dementia diagnosis won't be alone. The money you raise will pay for vital services and research into treatments to improve people's lives. 

13 miles

  • Registration fee: £20
  • Fundraising target: £200

26 miles

  • Registration fee: £25
  • Fundraising target: £300

By hitting your target, you ensure that your trip costs are covered and you've contributed to services that are so desperately needed.

It's always best to hit your target early, so to get off to a great start visit our fundraising zone for helpful tips and tools. Plus, by hitting your target, you'll bag yourself a FREE trekking top to wear with pride on the day.

The fundraising target is £200 per person for the 13 mile route, and £300 per person for the 26 mile route. This is so we can cover your trip costs, and still have plenty of money left to help us get closer to a world without dementia. If you need some inspiration, just visit our fundraising zone.

We’ll send you out a free trekking top if you smash your fundraising target a month before your trek. You don't need to get in touch to claim it - as long as you have hit your target on your JustGiving page or paid in cash donations, we'll send out your top automatically. 

If you are fundraising in a team, please let us know by creating a team when you sign up so we can make sure you all receive your tops.

Absolutely! You can create your team when you register by clicking 'Create'. To join an existing team click on the ‘Find’ button and type either the team name or the name of the team captain. Every member of the team must register for the trek via the website (joining a team on Just Giving is not a valid entry for the trek).

Your fundraising target is still £200 per person for the 13 mile route or £300 per person for the 26 mile route, but you're welcome to combine your targets into one team total. 

When you register as a Team Captain, your team members will receive 15% off their registration fee when they sign up. Details of the discount will be supplied to the Team Captain upon registration.

Both routes will start and finish at Postlip Farm, Cheltenham, GL54 5AQ.

Yes. We have free parking for trekkers on our event site at Postlip Farm, Cheltenham, GL54 5AQ.

We trek on varied and undulating terrain. Some sections may be muddy if it has rained so wearing suitable footwear is essential.

Breakfast, lunch and lots of snacks are provided as well as water and hot drinks at the start and finish area, rest stops and lunch stop. If you have any dietary requirements, just let us know when you sign up.

We'll have trek leaders spread along the route, and doctors at the back of the group. The route will be well-marked with brightly coloured marker arrows and there will be extra marshals at any sections that are less straightforward. 

There'll also be manned rest stops along the route – usually one in the morning, one in the afternoon, plus a lunch stop. We’ll be on hand to provide help and plenty of encouragement and there will be first aid support, as well as toilets.

There will be facilities at the event hub (where you start and finish) and most planned rest-stops along the route.

This event is not a race; everyone should be able to walk at a comfortable pace. In order for the event to be managed safely, there will be a cut-off time.

The 26 miles should take approximately 9-10 hours but can take some walkers up to 12 hours.

The minimum age limit for the Trek26 series is 14. All participants must be at least 14 on event day. 

If you're under 18 you'll need an adult to take part with you, who also needs to sign up online.

The route is designed to be challenging but is achievable for most people provided you train well in advance. When you sign up we’ll email you a training guide to help you prepare.

You will need to be able to carry all essential kit required for the challenge e.g waterproofs, layers, water, sun cream, snacks. Check the kit list to be sure of everything you will need.

Make sure you have trained with your backpack, carrying everything you need, so that you are used to trekking with your pack at full weight.

We carry on! Do make sure you check the kit list and come prepared for all types of weather.

No, we’re afraid not, everyone taking part needs to be fully registered and fundraising to beat dementia.

No. We cannot be responsible for their welfare and landowners often ask us not to bring dogs onto their lands, which we must respect. 

No, we’re afraid not.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event please get in touch with our team on 0300 222 5808 or [email protected].

Volunteer

Not a trekker? You can still do something incredible and make a difference to people affected by dementia.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to cheer our trekkers over the finish line. We'll kit you out with an Alzheimer's Society t-shirt and provide you with everything you need to give our trekkers an amazing event day experience.

You'll help to set them on their way to raising even more money to change the lives of people affected by dementia. And we can guarantee you'll have a great time!

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