Join our Friends team on our 2019 Challenge, from the East coast to the West coast along the famous Hadrian's wall, by Foot, Bike and Kayak!
This year we will be taking on our most ambitious challenge, yet our Hadrian’s Challenge! This will be an epic two-day adventure cover 110km, by Bike, Hike and Kayak. This East Coast, West Coast challenge will take us from Newcastle in the East to Carlisle in the West. We will bike a total of 70kms, Hike 30kms and Kayak 10kms.
The adventure then starts on Saturday 14th September at 8am with a 40km Cycle to Chollerford followed by an 18km Hike to the Once Brewed Hostel for our overnight stop. On Sunday the 15th the adventure continues with a 12km Hike to Greenhead before saddling up again for a 30km Cycle to Low Crosby and finally Kayaking the 10km to the finish in Carlisle.
• (1-night, 2 challenge days)
The cost of the event starts from £279 per person and is another unique Friends event. *
a payment plan is available
Saturday: Early arrival to Newcastle Station
(or optional accommodation)
40km / 25 miles cycle to Chollerford bunkhouse.
18km / 11miles trek from Chollerford to Once Brewed.
Overnight at Once Brewed Hostel.
Sunday: 12km /7.5 miles trek to Greenhead.
30km / 18miles cycle to Low Crosby.
10km / 6 miles paddle to Carlisle.
Shuttles to Carlisle station.
1 x Carlisle Hotel
1 x Camping
1 x Dinner (Langdale)
2 x Breakfasts
2 x lunches
Bike Hire £20pp
1 x Hostel
1 x Dinner
1 x Breakfast
2 x lunches
Bike Hire £20pp
Included in Trip
1-night Hostel accommodation & breakfast.
Qualified, experienced multi activity leaders.
Canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids
Support vehicle & driver
Excluded from Trip
Bike Hire £20pp
Dinners £20pppn & lunches £6pppd
Optional bike transfers.
Optional Hotel in Newcastle and Carlisle
Travel to and from the event.
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc
Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)
Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s)
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery
Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife
Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb
It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.
By nature, all activities contain an element of risk. Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.
Expect everything from sunshine to a full-blown blizzard or thick fog and heavy rain - anything is possible… so be prepared! If the event is run in the summer - we shall all keep our fingers crossed and hope for fine weather! We shall check your equipment. If in doubt, please ask.
Further Info visit http://www.adventure-cafe.com/Adventures/Hadrians-Adventurathlon