Five Day Ridgeway | The Hospice of St. Francis

Five Day Ridgeway

Wednesday 26th June 2024 to Sunday 30th June 2024
From Wiltshire along the chalk ridge of the Berkshire

4 nights, 5 days, 87 miles!

About this event 

Following the success of our Walk Your Ridgeway event we bring to you the opportunity to push yourself even further by walking the entire Ridgeway route - that's a total of 87 miles!

Across five days you will be walking on average around 17 miles each day, guided by a professional trek leader and their team.

Your trek will begin in Avebury, Wiltshire and will pass through the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with wide, open views of rolling chalk downland. You will then travel through wooded and intimate hills and valleys of the Chilterns which is full of vibrant wildlife, before taking an end at the stunning Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire where you will be welcomed by The Hospice of St Francis team who will be there to celebrate your incredible achievement.

Entry fees and sponsorship

Registration fee (non refundable) - £150

Minimum sponsorship option - £1,000

Self funded option - £449 (to cover your trip costs) plus £551 sponsorship 


What your entry fee includes

  • Four nights accommodation (Premier Inn Hotels)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Fully guided trek
  • Hospice technical t-shirt
  • Kit list
  • Finishers medal

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Medical Questionnaire

Meet your trek guide

We are really excited to introduce you to your trek leader, Paul Stevens.

Paul has worked with The Hospice of St Francis for over 10 years and has been the man behind designing our infamous Mud Pack Challenge courses since 2013. He has expansive experience of personal training and has himself undertaken The Ridgeway alongside many other treks and mountain climbs. Alongside this, Paul holds numerous sports qualifications and is first aid trained.

Joining Paul on the Five Day Ridgeway will be a team of support crew to ensure your safety throughout the entire trek.

"Join me, Paul Stevens, your local personal trainer and sports coach, for an exhilarating adventure in support of The Hospice of St Francis. With my extensive experience, having cycled it three times and explored its sections on foot numerous times, rest assured you're in capable hands. From conquering Ben Nevis and Kilimanjaro to traversing Snowdonia and the Peak District, my passion for outdoor challenges knows no bounds.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while pushing your physical and mental limits. Together, we'll experience the rewarding journey of teamwork, mutual encouragement and personal growth. Don't miss out on this opportunity to feel transformative benefits of adventure and camaraderie, all while making a meaningful difference to the lives of others".


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