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69-71 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, UK
Tegg's Nose Country Park, SK11 0AP
Sunday 16 Jun 19 8:00 am
Join us for our popular walking challenge in the picturesque Macclesfield countryside.
The Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge is a brilliant opportunity to support Francis House whilst testing your fitness and enjoying the great outdoors.
With two distances to choose from, we have a route to suit everyone – regardless of walking prowess!
Take on three of Cheshire’s highest peaks in the 13.6 mile route, tackling Tegg’s Nose, Shutlingsloe and Shining Tor. Winding through the scenic Macclesfield landscape, the walk encompasses Trentabank and Lamaload Reservoir, offering spectacular views from all three summits. Be warned; this route covers some very steep terrain and requires a good level of fitness! Lunch packs will be provided mid-route, freshly prepared by Tegg’s Nose Tea Room.
Average walk time: 6.5 hours
Enjoy a 6.5 mile ramble through beautiful moorland, heathland and woodland. Whilst well-suited to families and less experienced hikers, this too is more than just a walk in the park and its difficulty should not be underestimated – you’ll encounter one or two steep climbs along the way! There is also the option to challenge yourself further with our Scavenger Trail along this route. Can you find all the items, spot all the sights and solve all the clues en route? The winning team will receive a prize!
Average walk time: 3.5 hours
Sign up online through Eventbrite:
Longer Route: £20 (includes t-shirt, lunch pack and refreshments at checkpoints)
Shorter Route: £15 (includes t-shirt and refreshments at checkpoint)
Both routes free for under 16s! Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
REGISTERING A GROUP OF PARTICIPANTS:
If you and your friends plan to take part as a group, but wish to register and pay for your places individually, you can do this by choosing the ‘Group’ option on Eventbrite. You can then invite friends, family and colleagues to join your group too!
If you would like to enter a corporate team and want to pay for a full group, but aren’t able to complete all the personal information on each participant’s behalf, you can pay for the places by selecting the ‘Individual’ option on Eventbrite, choosing ‘Group Registration – Payment Only’ as your ticket type, and then entering the number of individual tickets for the size of your group. Each participant will then need to complete and return an individual paper form, which you’ll receive by email following payment.
Email Rachel if you have any questions, or call 0161 443 2200.
Whilst both routes promise a very enjoyable walk with spectacular views, you should be aware that both are designed to be challenging, taking in some rocky terrain with several steep climbs. The shorter route doesn’t cover the three peaks themselves, but it does include extended periods of steeply inclined paths. You should ensure that you have confidence in your fitness for both routes.
No – your group will be given detailed route guides and a map before setting off, but the map is only designed to help you visualise the route. The route guide will give clear instructions about which paths to take. In addition to your route guides and maps, you’ll be following coloured marker flags that guide your way. It should be difficult to go wrong! But don’t worry if you do; the marshals are only a phone call away and will help you get back on track. The en route checkpoints (three for the longer route, one for the shorter route) allow us to keep track of participants passing through and ensure no one has gone astray.
Participants are encouraged to raise some sponsorship if possible. A fundraising ‘tips and tricks’ sheet will be provided in your registration pack.
For both walks, participants must arrive between 8:00am – 9:30am and register with the marshals in the Francis House gazebo. Once registered, participants will receive their maps and route guides and can set off right away.
Absolutely! Dogs are very welcome to join you on the walk, but we do ask that you keep them on leads whilst on any main roads or footpaths and that any dog fouling is picked up, cleared and disposed of accordingly by the owner. There will be water bowls for dogs at all our checkpoints. Bear in mind that there are stiles along the way that you may need to lift your dog over.
Neither route is suitable for prams.
We strongly recommend that you wear walking boots/shoes, for your own comfort! As the weather can be very changeable, bringing suitable clothing for both sun and rain is also advised. You will be walking through exposed areas for long periods of time, so it’s a good idea to bring sun protection. You don’t have to wear your Francis House t-shirts to walk in (included in registration packs), but it would be great if you could bring them along for photographs.
Tegg’s Nose Tea Room (Facebook Page). The tea rooms provide lunch packs for the longer route, and will be open for business on the day serving fabulous cakes, bites to eat and hot drinks. We recommend calling in for some well-deserved refreshments at the end of the walk! Its opening hours are from 9am to 5pm.
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