This annual event sees participants tackle the three highest peaks of Macclesfield to raise funds for their local children’s hospice.
A choice of two routes is on offer, both starting from Tegg’s Nose Visitor Centre. The strenuous 13.6 mile route, with a walking time of approximately six hours, takes in the famous Cheshire Three Peaks of Macclesfield – Tegg’s Nose, Shutlingsloe and Shining Tor.
Winding through the scenic Macclesfield countryside, the walk encompasses Trentabank and Lamaload Reservoir and offers gorgeous views from all three summits. The route covers steep terrain and requires a good level of fitness.
A shorter 6.5 mile route is also an option, offering families and less experienced walkers a way to join in the fun! Whilst not as strenuous as the longer walk, this route does still offer up some steep climbs and challenging terrain, meaning it’s more than just a walk in the park. Participants on this route can opt to complete a fun scavenger hunt challenge along the way.
Maps are provided and flags direct walkers across the hillsides and forests, with checkpoints providing water and snacks for tired limbs.
Organisers Francis House Children’s Hospice deliver respite care to children and young adults with life-limiting conditions and provide support for their families from its base in Didsbury, Manchester.
More than 180 people participated in the event last year, raising over £18,000 and proving popular with corporate teams and families alike.
The Francis House Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge takes place on Sunday June 16.