Fresh from walking the Great Wall of China – Ian Vandenberghe is arranging two more treks in aid of Antics in 2008
The first of which is Hadrian’s Wall in June 2008.Here’s a bit about the trek to wet your appetite…
Hadrian’s Wall originally ran from coast to coast and spanned 72 miles. Today we are left with only sections of this famous landmark, which cuts though the beautiful NorthumberlandNational Park.
Starting at Lanercost Priory, we trek for 25 miles alongside the only remaining sections of the wall, admiring ancient monuments, beautiful scenery and the skill of the Roman engineers who built this famous landmark, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We camp at a lovely campsite just outside the small town of Haltwhistle.
This may only be a short challenge, but it's still tough and offers all the rewards of achievement! You may like to sign up on this as a training weekend for a longer overseas challenge, use it as a reunion with your friends from previous trips, or simply make the most of being able to take part in a beautiful trek for a good cause without having to take lots of time off work!
So you’ve done the smaller trek….now for a trek overseas….
PERU - INCA trail trek to MACHU PICCHU planned for 20 September - 29 September 2008
From high remote mountain trails to the first sight of Machu Picchu, the legendary LostCity of the Incas, this is a challenging trek on steep trails climbing to 4200m in fantastic and diverse mountainous country.
There is plenty of time built in to acclimatise to the altitude - enjoy exploring ancient Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, and the surrounding SacredValley. The trek then takes us through lush cloud forest, green valleys and high passes with breathtaking views of snow-capped Andean peaks, with time to stop and explore fascinating Inca temples and settlements along the way.
Anyone up for a ‘small’ walk (as Ian puts it!) – please contact him for more details on 01993 868914.