Hope Challenge Resources

Itinerary 

Friday 28th June 2019 Please leave ample time to get to the Event Base Camp to avoid arriving late. N.B.…

Friday 28th June 2019

Please leave ample time to get to the Event Base Camp to avoid arriving late.

N.B. Please note that there will be no lunch at the base camp. Afternoon tea will be available.

From 12:00 – 16:00Teams arrive at the Event Base Camp to register.
12:00 – 18:00Shelter Build Challenge takes place. It will be down tools at 18:00 so allow plenty of time.
18:30 Shelter Judging
19:30 – 20:30Dinner served
20:45Opening Presentation and Event Briefing
23:00 Base Camp Quiet Time

 

Saturday 29th June 2019

06:00Breakfast served
07:00 Trek and Mental Challenges start
16:00All teams to have completed trek and mental challenges
18:00Dinner
19:00Presentation of Awards and Thank You
23:00Base Camp Quiet Time

 

Sunday 30th June 2019

08:00Breakfast
09:00Teams dismantle shelters & pack cars
12:00Teams to have left site and event closes
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Directions

The base camp for Hope Challenge is the Hollowford Centre in the Hope Valley Address: Hollowford Centre, Castleton, Hope Valley – S33…

The base camp for Hope Challenge is the Hollowford Centre in the Hope Valley

Address:

  • Hollowford Centre, Castleton, Hope Valley – S33 8WB
  • NOTE: the postcode is not likely to take you to the exact location, so please follow directions below once you get into Castleton

 

Directions by car

From the South M1 & Chesterfield

Once in Castleton, follow these instructions:

  • Once you have gone past Ye Olde Cheshire Inn and Peveril Stores as the crossroads take the right hand turn down Millbridge
  • Continue straight through to Hollowford Road
  • After 300 meters on Hollowford Road bear right into the Hollowford centre and follow the marshal and car parking instructions.

 

From the North M1 & Sheffield

Once in Castleton, follow these instructions:

  • Once you have gone past Ye Olde Cheshire Inn and Peveril Stores as the crossroads take the right hand turn down Millbridge
  • Continue straight through to Hollowford Road
  • After 300 meters on Hollowford Road bear right into the Hollowford centre and follow the marshal and car parking instructions.

 

From the South M6 and Stoke-on-Trent

Once in Castleton, follow these instructions:

  • Once you have gone past Ye Olde Cheshire Inn and Peveril Stores as the crossroads take the right hand turn down Millbridge
  • Continue straight through to Hollowford Road
  • After 300 meters on Hollowford Road bear right into the Hollowford centre and follow the marshal and car parking instructions.

 

From the M61 & Manchester

Once in Castleton, follow these instructions:

  • Once you have gone past Ye Olde Cheshire Inn and Peveril Stores as the crossroads take the right hand turn down Millbridge
  • Continue straight through to Hollowford Road
  • After 300 meters on Hollowford Road bear right into the Hollowford centre and follow the marshal and car parking instructions.

 

Train information

  • The nearest train station is in Hope 2.5 miles away
  • There are direct trains from both Manchester (approx 50 minutes) and Sheffield (approx 30 minutes) operated by Northern Rail Trains.

Information of timetables on www.northernrailway.co.uk and www.thetrainline.com

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Kit list

Choosing the right kit will ensure you are happy and comfortable as well as help to prevent injuries or soreness.…

Choosing the right kit will ensure you are happy and comfortable as well as help to prevent injuries or soreness.

Sleeping EquipmentEssential Optional
Sleeping Bag (2-3 seasons)X
Sleeping matX
Sleeping bag linerX
ClothingEssential  Optional
Trekking trousers or shorts (light weight, fast drying)X
Thermal wear to protect you from the elementsX
Waterproof jacket and trousersX
Warm tops or fleecesX
Warm jacket for campX
Well broken in walking boots for trekking (these will also be used for shelter building)X
Socks and underwearX
Sandals or trainers for comfortable wearX
Your own pair of strong work/gardening gloves for use during the Shelter BuildX
Personal ItemsEssential  Optional
Personal medicationX
Toiletries and towelX
Wash kit including bio-degradable washing soap/shampooX
Carrier Bags for personal rubbish collectionX
Dry sack in which to carry personal itemsX
Sun protection (maximum factor) for face, lips and bodyX
Mobile phone fully chargedX
CompassX
Map case or clear plastic pocket for map for TrekX
Antibacterial hand sanitiser (or alcohol based hand gel)X
Cash for BarX
Sun glassesX
Extra personal snacksX
Torch and spare batteriesX
First Aid Kit – at least one per teamEssential  Optional
Insect repellent.X
ScissorsX
Alcohol hand gelX
Safety pinsX
Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatoryX
Antihistamine tablets and creamX
Antiseptic wipesX
PlastersX
Blister plastersX
Dehydration mix such as DioralyteX
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