CHILDREN'S Hospice South West (CHSW) is calling for people to lace up their walking boots and take on the Incredible Hike in May 2024.

The charity’s Incredible Hike challenge is a guided three-day walk from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19, 2024, totalling 60 miles along the South West Coast Path from Minehead to Croyde.  

With only 50 places available, this is going to be a sell-out event.

Participants can return to walk year-on-year to complete the entire 630 miles of National Trail, while raising money for children and young people living with life-limiting conditions. 

CHSW’s Incredible Hike is designed to offer a challenge to walkers and hikers of all abilities. A good level of fitness is required in time for the event, as each day participants will be walking around 20 miles, for up to nine hours, incorporating several hills and potentially rough terrain.

Walkers are expected to raise the suggested minimum sponsorship of £1,000. The registration fee of £350 covers the cost of the event support, hotel stays, food and Hike apparel.

Kate Romo, Event Fundraiser for CHSW said: “I am beyond excited by the Incredible Hike and I can’t wait to start walking!

“This is such an incredible event in so many ways, we are guiding the walk over three days and every year we’ll pick up where we left off, eventually completing the whole of the South West Coast Path!

“We’re hoping to raise around £50,000 to care and support children and young people across the South West.”

The charity’s three hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm near Bristol, and Little Harbour in Cornwall – provide a safe haven of care, support and friendship for more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

Kate continued: “With only 50 places available, if you want to take part I really do advise registering early.

“You can register on our website and secure your place with a £175 deposit.

“Our 50 Incredible Hikers are going to make such a phenomenal difference to those families who receive our care.  We can’t wait to meet them all!”