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Castle Night Trek 2021

It’s been a difficult year for everyone, and we cannot wait to finally hold this exciting brand new 10k challenge.  We can get out into the fresh air, enjoy the beautiful night sky of East Sussex and trek through the woodlands, fields and tracks of Herstmonceux Castle.


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A brand new event!

Grab your head torch, pull on your boots and trek the night in the vast and stunning grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.

Make a difference to local children with life shortening conditions and their families and enjoy the beautiful East Sussex night air and trek the night away on Saturday 24 April

What can I expect?

  • A safe socially distanced trek run by event professionals
  • Contactless and staggered registration
  • Lights to guide your way
  • Medal, t-shirt and a glass of bubbly
  • Free parking
  • Unlimited fundraising support
  • A fantastic trek at night around an amazing venue!
  • Chestnut Tree House’s Covid Promise so you can attend the event with confidence

Your registration fee……

Covers the cost of participating in Castle Night Trek and every penny you raise will make a big difference to local children with life-shortening conditions and their families.

It costs £4.6 million each year to provide all the care services offered by Chestnut Tree House. Families are never charged for their care and very little is funded by the government. So local families rely heavily on the support of challenge seekers like you. Every penny you raise will make a big difference to your local children’s hospice.

Have a look at our Fundraising pack for lots of ideas on how to raise sponsorship on your trek!

Set up your Just Giving page here and get started straight away!

You’re doing something incredible so why not set yourself a fundraising goal?

• Strive for £70 which could pay for a nurse to make a home visit.

• Reach £285 and provide for one hour of all care services.

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Please note the minimum age for the challenge is 14 accompanied by an adult.

If you have any questions please call the Events Team on 01323 403835 or email events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk.

For anyone previously registered on Castle Night Trek, we will be contacting you in the next few weeks to confirm your registration.

Like to Volunteer?

Are  you or someone you know interested in volunteering and want to help make the event a great success?

Chestnut Tree House places the utmost importance on health and safety of our volunteers at all times, check out our Covid Risk Assessment for full details of everything we have put in place to help you volunteer safely.  We have various roles and times available, anything from marshalling, to registration, to car park attendant! contact the team with your availability.

Call 01323 403835 or email events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

Covid-19 measures

Join us on Castle Night Trek knowing that your safety and wellbeing is of the upmost importance to us.  We have put together a social distancing guide for the trek and to deliver a safe event for participants we have:

  • Revised our registration times to be staggered, if you have already booked you will be notified of your time prior to the trek.
  • We will make clear markings on the ground to help participants know where to stand in bubbles whilst registering according to government guidelines
  • We have introduced contactless registration
  • There will be additional cleaning across the route
  • Your T-shirt, medal and well-deserved glass of bubbly will still be able to be collected on the night safely.

We are continually monitoring and responding to the Covid-19 pandemic situation as it evolves. Any updates will be communicated with you ahead of your trek, on the website and the facebook event page.

If Castle Night Trek is cancelled due to coronavirus, you will be notified and offered an alternative date, if available, or a full refund in line with our Covid Promise

If you are unable to attend because of government restrictions in place due to coronavirus, please email events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk at the earliest opportunity to discuss further.

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Information hub

Head over to the information hub where you’ll find everything you need to get ready for your challenge. From training tips to kit lists and support with your all important fundraising, it is all here in one handy place!

Remember, the terrain is essentially flat with grass, mud tracks and woodland paths, with one slope with a gradient of however please be aware of trip hazards in the dark.  A good torch will help you trek the night away!