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Our Overseas Challenge 2023 is The Path of the Ancients in Greece Find out more

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Weldmar’s Overseas Challenge 2023: Greece: The Path of the Ancients Trek

5th – 9th October 2023

Step back in time and follow the Path of the Ancients through beautiful landscapes.

Take on this challenge of a lifetime and help us provide specialist end of life care in Dorset to adults with a life limiting illness, and support for their loved ones.

The Challenge:

Join us and be immersed in the beautiful landscapes and mythology of Greece as you follow the Path of the Ancients. Travel through the forested areas and mountains on the historic trail of the worshippers of Pan as they pilgrimaged to the temples of Delphi and the shrines of the Corycean Grotton. We will then attempt to reach the summit of Gerondovrachos to enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the surrounding valley.

You will be supported by our experienced fundraising team who have been organising treks since 2013! They will help you throughout your training and achieving your fundraising goals, encouraging you all the way. You will also have the support of your fellow trekkers and be able to create lasting friendships.

What support will you get?

  • Fundraising tips and resources
  • 1-2-1 and group support
  • Information sessions
  • Training walks & other opportunities to bond with your fellow trekkers
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Join our information evening

There is an opportunity to find out more about this Overseas Challenge in an online information event, with representatives from Weldmar Hospicecare and Different Travel, who we work with on all these events.

It’s taking place on Monday 28th November at 6pm.

If you would like to attend, please fill in the expression of interest form below and we will email you a link.

 

Weldmar's Overseas Challenge 2023 Interest Form

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What to expect:

The terrain will vary throughout the 3 days of trekking, but in general you will trek up and downhill all day along country roads, forest tracks, gravel trails, paved streets and through woods and meadows.

Temperatures will be dependent upon the weather but you can expect temperatures to average 21°C during the day dropping at night to around 17°C. Weather conditions will vary but on average you can expect warm, humid days with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C.

It’s important to be prepared for all weather conditions and temperatures by packing non-cotton trek layers and waterproofs. It’s better to have waterproofs and not need them, than to not have any when you need them!

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Breakfast and evening meals will be taken in a communal dining room at the accommodation or at local restaurants. You will get to enjoy hearty, delicious Greek meals that will keep your energy levels high for each day’s trek. You will eat packed lunches which you will carry yourself each day or stop in small local restaurants.

You will stay in basic hotels and guesthouses in en-suite rooms on a twin or triple-share basis. One night will be spent at a mountain refuge with shared bathrooms and no shower facilities.

The Defner mountain hut is located at an altitude of 1820m on Mt Parnasus and although comfortable is very basic.

Sign up for this trek if:

  • You like to challenge yourself.
  • You’ll be able to reach a good level of fitness at the time of the trek.
  • You love travelling, immersing in different cultures, and exploring remote parts of the world.
  • You like to meet new people, and work as part of a team.

You might already have a connection to Weldmar Hospicecare, and would like to take on the trek in memory of someone that we have cared for, or you’d just like to help us raise vital funds so that we can continue to provide specialist care for people in Dorset living with a life limiting illness, and support for their loved ones.

Price: £370 registration fee plus an achievable fundraising target of £2,500 for Weldmar Hospicecare.

Weldmar's Overseas Challenge 2023 Interest Form

Interested in taking on The Path of the Ancients Trek? Fill out the form below.

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I would like Weldmar to send me information about the Overseas Challenge.*

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