The Great Pendleside Trek 2024

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Following last year's success, we're very excited to bring back ‘The Great Pendleside Trek!

The circular 35 mile endurance event will take place on Saturday 7th September starting and finishing at Pendleside Hospice.

The Great Pendleside Trek will take in some of Burnley and Pendle’s beautiful countryside, including Pendle Hill and part of the Pendle Way. Participants can choose to run or walk the route. Walkers will set off at 6am and runners will set off at 8am. If you intend to run the route or part of the route, you must set off at 8am. All participants are required to finish no later than 9pm.

Participants have the option to complete the full 35 mile route or finish at either Barley (13 mile) or Laneshawbridge (21 mile) aid stations. The 6 aid stations will be positioned at various points along the route approximately every 5-7 miles (Sabden, Barley, Colne, Wycoller, Thursden Valley and Worsthorne). All participants must check in at each point with staff/­volunteers on the day at each aid station.

Please note, participants will need to arrange their own transport to the start point (Pendleside Hospice- limited parking on site available) and from their chosen end point.

The Great Pendleside Trek is not a race and therefore will not be timed. For participants wishing to time themselves we suggest using an app such as Strava, fitness watch etc.

Registration fee

Registration fee for this event is:

  • Adults- £30
  • Children- £15 (min age 12 years old)

What's included

  • The Great Pendleside Trek t-shirt
  • Fundraising pack
  • Marshalled route including 6 aid stations and tail-end­/sweeper marshals
  • First aid and back-up support
  • Water and snacks at 6 aid stations (bring a refillable water bottle)
  • Kit list
  • Comprehensive map of the route

Pendleside have teamed up with The Sunnywood Project, a non-profit arts and nature education provider and outdoor events organiser, to ensure the event is enjoyable and safe for all.

The Sunnywood Project logo

JustGiving

This event is being organised to raise funds in aid of Pendleside Hospice and all participants are encouraged to raise as much as possible. We advise setting up a JustGiving page to make collecting sponsorship hassle free!

Kit

All participants are required to have the following items with them for the duration of The Great Pendleside Trek:

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Spare warm layer
  • Hat and gloves
  • Ability to carry a minimum 1 litre of water
  • Reusable cup for aid stations
  • Fully charged mobile phone, with OS Maps or OS Locate app installed (additional powerbank to charge if using for navigation)
  • Map e.g. print of route, or Ordinance Survey OL21. (Route links and GPX will be provided)
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Survival blanket or bag
  • First aid kit. Personal care and medicines, Compeed/blister plasters, etc
  • Suitable trail shoes or boots 
  • Personal snacks/food
  • Head torch or other suitable light source (not phone)

Participants maybe subject to kit checks, at the discretion of event organisers, to ensure their safety. Event organisers reserve the right to extract any participant who is deemed to have unsuitable kit at any point along the route. Please pack your backpack sensibly and include the above items for each person taking part. 

FAQ

Can I park at Pendleside? Yes, parking will be available at Pendleside. Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis. Once full, parking will be on the road only. Please repect our neighbours and park sensibly, ensuring you're not blocking drives/access.

What time does the event start? If walking you will set off at 6am. If running you will set off at 8am. If you intend to run any part of the route you need to set off at 8am. 

How long will it take me to complete the full 35 miles? Walking at an average pace, with a few short breaks, it's acheiveable to complete the full 35 mile route within 12 hours. 

How hard is The Great Pendleside Trek? It's a moderate route, but training is essential. The route has steep gradients in places and uneven ground. 

Is the route accessible for wheelchairs? Unfortunately this route is not accessible for wheelchairs, due to uneven ground and steps in places. 

How do I get back to Pendleside if I choose to finish the walk at Barley or Laneshawbridge? Participants who do not complete the full 35 mile circular route will need to make their own travel arrangements. There is access for cars to pick participants up from these points. 

What if I don't finish in time? Participants will be made aware of cut of times before the event and on the day. Participants will check in at all aid stations. Those who are deemed unable to finish the route before the cut off, will be withdrawn from the event. 

How much water should I bring? All walkers should bring a refillable water bottle (minimum 1 litre). At the 6 aid stations you will be able to refill, if needed.

Should I bring any food? We strongly advise all walkers to bring any food they wish along with them. Snacks e.g. fruit, trail mix, will be available from the aid stations but participants will definitely need to bring packed lunches etc. The route is along mostly countryside footpaths, which are remote in places, therefore refreshments might not be easy to purchase. 

Can I bring my dog? We would prefer participants not to bring their dog/s for the safety of particpants. However, if you do bring your four legged friend he­/she must be kept on a lead at all times. You must pick up after your dog and ensure you bring sufficent supplies with you e.g. water. Pendleside Hospice and The Sunnywood Project accept no responsibility for dogs brought on the day and advise you to research dog restrictions listed on the Natural England website.

What if I get injured whilst walking? First aiders will be postioned along the route at 6 aid stations. In addition, there will be marshals along the route. Should you need assistance you should make a marshal aware. Hospice minibuses will be able to access aid stations and extract injured walkers if needs be. 

Are there toilets along the route? At the 6 aid stations toilets, in some cases porta loos, will be available... bring hand sanitiser and tissues!

 

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