The Great Wall of China trek

The Great Wall of China

19th – 27th September 2020

Have you ever set your sights on a challenge further afield?

The Challenge

Stretching over 5,500 miles the Great Wall of China is a remarkable feat of construction and architecture with a history spanning more than 2000 years. The wall, the longest human-made structure on the planet, is located in the North of China and crosses vast deserts, barren plains and snow-capped mountains. The Wall was built as a fortification against invasions from the north, and was of great strategic importance. Our trek takes the Gubeikou to Simatai route, which features some of the most stunning views of the wall and the surrounding rolling hills. There are so few other people around you feel as if you are stepping back in time. You will also trek through remote villages and towns and meet local people along the way. This trek gives you the opportunity to hike on and next to one of the most iconic structures in the world. Finish your adventure with a visit to the famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.

Click here to find out more. Or to register your interest please email fundraising@tynedalehospice.com or call 01434 606 444.

Diana’s trek of a lifetime

Diana Gilbertson took part in a trek to Nepal last November in memory of her beloved Mum Gillian who sadly died on 8th November 2013 at home, surrounded by her family. Speaking about her challenge and why she chose to support the Hospice, Diana says: “I wanted to do something to remember Mum.

I chose Tynedale Hospice at Home because they were the only organisation in the area who offered the support and care which allowed Mum to fulfil her wishes and come home from hospital. The nurses who cared for Mum were so friendly and their support made it easier for all of us. Being able to raise funds which will allow other families to benefit from this amazing care will mean so much to me.”

Diana will be took part in a 5 day trek through Nepal which taking her to altitudes of 3400m through breath-taking landscapes. She to raised over £3,500 for the Hospice.