Trek26 Lake District
Trek

Trek26 Lake District

Event Type Trek
Date 8 August 2020
Location Penrith
Level Tough
Registration Fee £25 for 26 miles, £20 for 13 miles
Fundraising Target £300 for 26 miles, £200 for 13 miles

The challenge

Experience the beauty of Ullswater lake surrounded by towering fells and the powerful Aira Force waterfall. Trek for loved ones, and raise money so together we can find a cure. 

‘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!

Registrations for this trek will close at midnight on Friday 24 July 2020.

The route

You'll trek around the tranquil lake, nestled amongst rolling hills, as you walk through woodland, fields and farmland. You'll take in stunning views, including Helvellyn, which is England’s third highest mountain.

Itinerary

Find out more about what the trek itself will be like by downloading a copy of the 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 Cotswold Outdoors.

Fundraising

Fundraising Target

Registration Fee: £25 for the 26 miles, £20 for the 13 miles
Fundraising Target: £300 for the 26 miles, £200 for the 13 miles

FAQs

How much do I have to raise?

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.

How do I claim my trekking top and when will I receive it?

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.

Can I fundraise in a team?

Of course! Please let us know when you sign up by creating a team. 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.

Where do we meet?

The 26 mile route starts from Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, CA11 0HB. This is also the finish point as the route is circular. The 13 mile route starts elsewhere, but you can park by the main hub and we will transfer your to the start line. 

What will the terrain be like?

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

What will I be eating?

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.

What support will there be along the route?

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.

What are the toilet facilities?

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

How long will it take?

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.

Is there an age limit?

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

How fit do I need to be?

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.

What will I need to carry?

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 kist 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.

What if the weather is bad?

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

Can a friend who isn’t signed up walk with me?

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

Can I bring my dog?

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

Can I run?

No, we’re afraid not.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event please get in touch with our team on 0330 333 0804 or [email protected].