YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

​Hike Helvellyn

We could not think of a better place to start Adventure 2018/19 than with Britain’s official favourite walk, Helvellyn. Despite the breath-taking views over the Lake District, Helvellyn is not for the feint hearted however. At 3,117ft it is England’s third highest peak, and the ascent via Striding Edge provides an extra challenge to your usual walk. Overall, the hike proves a stern physical test, with steep sections and some scrambling over Striding Edge. However, the walk is Britain’s favourite for a reason and anyone that takes part will have an excellent day.

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Physical difficulty 7/10

For more photos of our hike in the Lake District up Helvellyn, check out our photo album on Facebook

 


Hike Coledale Horseshoe

One of the Lake District's most iconic and challenging horseshoe walks located in a surprisingly quieter corner of the busy Lake District National Park, making this walk an ideal way to end a hectic opening few weeks of University. A large part of the walk is ridge walking and at high altitude so the views are awesome. Other than the easy scramble up Grisedale Pike at the start, there is nothing too technical. A walking distance of 10miles still makes this a worthy challenge though.

Sunday 14th October 2018
Physical Difficulty: 6/10

 


Tyne Cycle (Tyne Valley)

This is a 20 mile cycle ride that will take you along the River Tyne from the modern Quayside area, past the famous bridges that cross the Tyne, and into the Tyne Valley countryside. The cycle starts and finishes at the Cycle Hub Quayside, where bikes can be hired if required. The cycle is predominantly on flat ground, and is perfect for students with limited cycling experience as well as more experienced cyclists who want to take the opportunity to go off the beaten track slightly and explore the surrounding area of Newcastle. The cycle will be led by qualified cycle leaders, and will include scheduled stops for refuelling and getting those all-important photos.

Sunday 28th October 2018
Physical Difficulty: 5/10
Meet at The Cycle Hub, Quayside @ 10:00
Start cycle @ 10:30
Finnish cycle @ approx 13:00
Includes: Cycle leader

Cost:

Upfront £5 donation
Minimum Fundraising target £20 (inclusive of £5 upfront)

Bike hire is available at additional cost

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Hike Blencathra

To mark the end of the Student Union’s Wellbeing Week, this hike is the perfect way to get out in the beautiful Lake District National Park and exercise. Blencathra has a number of routes to the summit making it a mountain that can be made testing for people with different mountaineering experience. This hike will take on one of the easier routes to the top, to allow people of all experiences to take part. However, it is still a long hike up a mountain so some level of physical fitness will be required. The hike will take approximately 5 hours with time to stop and take in the views.

Sunday 17th November 2018
Physical Difficulty: 6/10
Leave Northumbria University via minibus @ 07:30
Start hiking @ 09:30
Finish hike @ approx 15:00
Arrive back to Northumbria University @ approx 18:00

Includes: Transport to and from the university and qualified walk leader

Cost:

Upfront £5 donation
Minimum Fundraising target £35 (inclusive of £5 upfront)

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Mad March Mare

Mad March Mare is a cross-country 10km obstacle run. The event is organised by Challenge Northumberland, and by running and fundraising for the Northumbria Sport Foundation your upfront donation to register means you don’t have to pay your own entry fee (£50). The course, across Hexham Racecourse, includes 19 testing obstacles including The Waterfall, The Speed Slide, and The Tunnel of Darkness. Basically, you will get very muddy and very wet, but you will have a great time in a test of physical and mental endurance.

Saturday 2nd March 2019
Physical difficulty: 7/10
Event at Hexham Racecourse
Start time @ 09.30
Included: Race entry & Northumbria Sport Foundation performance t-shirt

Cost:

Upfront £30 donation
Minimum fundraising target of £150 inclusive of £30

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Hike Borrowdale

This picturesque hike through Borrowdale is perfect for anyone looking to get into outdoor hiking and mountainineering. This hike will take include Catbells, Maiden Moor, High Spy Fell meaning their will endless great photo opportunities. This challenge is a great excuse to get outdoors in the Lake District.

Sunday 17th March 2019
Physical Difficulty: 5/10
Leave Northumbria University via minibus @ 07:30
Start hiking @ 10:00
Finish hike @ approx 15:30
Arrive back to Northumbria University @ approx 19:00

Includes: Transport to and from the university and qualified walk leader

Cost:

Upfront £5 donation
Minimum Fundraising target £35 (inclusive of £5 upfront)

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Tyne Cycle (Coast)

This is a 22 mile cycle ride from the Cycle Hub Quayside (where bikes can be hired if required) to Tynemouth. It is a predominantly flat route, which means people of all cycling abilities and experience will be able to enjoy this challenge. This challenge is also a great opportunity to explore outside of Newcastle and discover the extremely popular Tynemouth with its fantastic beaches, restaurants, bars and of course fish & chips. The challenge starts and ends at the Cycle Hub Quayside.

Sunday 31st March 2019
Physical Difficulty: 5/10
Meet at The Cycle Hub, Quayside @ 10:00
Start cycle @ 10:30
Finish cycle @ approx 13:00
Includes: Cycle leader

Cost:

Upfront £5 donation
Minimum Fundraising target £35 (inclusive of £5 upfront)

Bike hire is available at additional cost

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Hike Hadrian’s Wall 20 Mile Challenge

This is a 20 mile hike along the most exciting section of Hadrian’s Wall. The World Heritage Site is 1,897 years old, and marks the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, and is the inspiration behind Game of Thones’ Great Wall. As well as a undulating 20 mile hike, this challenge provides you with the perfect opportunity to visit one of Britain’s most famous historical sites. The hike includes the iconic Sycamore Gap, featured in the movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and breath-taking views across Northumberland National Park. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Sunday 13th April 2019
Physical Difficulty: 7/10
Leave Northumbria University via minibus @ 07:30
Start hiking @ 09:00
Finish hike @ approx 16:00
Arrive back to Northumbria University @ approx 19:00

Includes: Transport to and from the university, vehicle support during challenge and qualified walk leader

Cost:

Upfront £30 donation
Minimum Fundraising target of £150 (inclusive of £30 upfront donation)

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The Northumbria Cycle Century

This challenge is a 100 mile bike ride starting and finishing at the Newcastle Quayside. The route includes cycling along the Coast of Northumberland, through Northumberland countryside and taking on iconic Northumberland cycling climbs such as the Riles Climb and Winter’s Gibbet. Certainly a challenge for those who have good fitness levels and cycling experience, this challenge will be a gruelling 1 day ride that will test individuals but, provide a fantastic sense of pride and accomplishment when finished.

Sunday 28h April 2019
Physical Difficulty: 9/10
Meet @ Cycle Hub, Quayside @ 08:00
Start cycle from Cycle Hub, Quayside @ 08:30
Finish cycle back at Northumbria University @ approx 17:00
Included: Transport, Support vehicle, Walk Leader & Northumbria Sport Foundation performance t-shirt

Includes: Transport to and from the university and qualified walk leader

Cost:

Upfront £10 donation
Minimum Fundraising target of £150 (inclusive of £30 upfront donation)

Bike hire is available at additional cost

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The UK 24hr 3 Peaks Challenge

The UK 24hr 3 Peaks Challenge has been our most popular event, with 50 students and staff taking on the challenge in 2017 and 2018. The challenge involves climbing the highest mountain in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike), and Whales (Snowdon). Participants will hike over 26miles, climbing (and descending!) 9,843ft, across the 3 mountains. All of this must be done in under 24 hours, from starting at the bottom of Ben Nevis to finishing at the bottom of Snowdon. This means walking through whatever nature throws at you and walking for periods at night. It is physically and emotionally exhausting, and should not be taken lightly. You will need a good level of fitness to complete this exciting challenge. If you do not have experience of hiking mountains, we would strongly recommend you take part in one of our Bronze or Silver level mountain challenges before considering registering for the 3 Peaks.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2019 (travel back to Newcastle Monday 27th May)
Physical Difficulty: 10/10
Leave Northumbria University via minibus @ 09:00 (Friday)
Start challenge (Ben Nevis) @ approx 15:00 (Friday)
Finish challenge (Snowdon) @ approx 15:00 (Saturday)
Arrive back to Northumbria University @ approx 16:00 (Sunday)

Includes: Transport from the university, transport between mountains, and transport back to Newcastle, vehicle support during challenge, qualified walk leaders, and a Northumbria Sport Foundation Performance T-Shirt

Cost:

Upfront £30 donation
Minimum Fundraising target of £250 (inclusive of £30 upfront donation)
*50% of fundraising target (£125) must have been raised by 5th May
1 nights Hostel Accommodation in Snowdon (estimated £32)

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The Coast & Castles Cycle

The Coast & Castles Cycle Challenge involves cycling 200 miles over 3 days from Newcastle to Edinburgh along the Northumberland Coast, past its many historical castles, and through Northumberland National Park and across the Scottish border.

Day 1 involves a 90 mile cycle to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Day 2 involves a shorter but very hilly 45 mile cycle to Melrose

Day 3 involves a 60 mile cycle into the incredible city of Edinburgh

Following a night in Edinburgh, the team will be driven back to Newcastle with their bikes. This challenge will require a high level of physical fitness and cycling experience.

Thursday 30th May & Saturday 1st June (Travel back to Newcastle Sunday 2nd June)
Physical Difficulty: 10/10
Start cycle from Tynemouth Priory @ 09:00
Day 1: 88 miles to Berwick Day 2: 45 miles to Melrose (hilly) Day 3: 60 miles to Edinburgh
Included: Transport, Support vehicle, Cycle Leader & Northumbria Sport Foundation performance t-shirt

Includes: Transport back to university and qualified cycle leaders

Cost:

Upfront £30 donation
Minimum Fundraising target of £250 (inclusive of £30 upfront donation)
*50% of fundraising target (£125) must have been raised by 12th May
3 nights accommodation costs (estimated £90)

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Staff Lakes Challenge

A testing but enjoyable 2 days hiking in the Lake District. After driving from Newcastle on Saturday morning, the team will hike Great Gable and Buttermear before hiking Fleetwith Pike on the Sunday. This challenge will be a great goal to set yourself to improve health and fitness in time for the summer, as well as an ideal way to take in the great outdoors and teambuilding with colleagues. 

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2019 (travel back to Newcastle Sunday 26th May)
Physical Difficulty: 8/10
Leave Northumbria University via minibus @ 07:30 (Saturday)
Hike Great Gable @ 10:00 (Saturday)
Hike Buttermear incl Haystacks & Fleetwith Pike (Sunday)
Arrive back to Northumbria University @ approx 19:00 (Sunday)

Includes: Transport from the university, transport between mountains, and transport back to Newcastle, vehicle support during challenge, qualified walk leaders, 1 nights’ accommodation in Snowdonia, and a Northumbria Sport Foundation Performance T-Shirt

Cost:

Upfront £30 donation
Minimum Fundraising target of £150 (inclusive of £30 upfront donation)
1 nights accommodation

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