Date: 26th October 2024
Time: TBC
Location: Walsall Arboretum, 139 Broadway N, Walsall WS1 2QB

Contact: Acorns Events team
Telephone: 01564 825037

Join us this October for the return of our incredible Glow Walk!

GLOW THE DISTANCE for local children and families!

Bring together your friends, families and colleagues for Acorns’ brightest event! Put on your brightest gear, deck yourself out with glow sticks and fairy lights and shine bright around our fun 2.5km or 5km route at Walsall Arboretum and Lake.

By taking part in this incredible challenge and joining #TeamAcorns, you will be raising money for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people across the West Midlands.

Glow Walk is suitable for all the family – there’s no age limit and the course is pushchair and wheelchair friendly so everyone can take part!

A family posing for a picture for Acorns Glow Walk as they're dressed up in fancy costume and glow sticks

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Event details

Sign ups are now closed. We can’t wait to reach the top of Pen y Fan with our supporters!

If you’re interested in taking on a different trek for Acorns, please get in touch with our events team.

Watch an epic sunrise from the summit of the highest peak in South Wales!

This challenge will take a circular route to the summit of Pen y Fan, 886 metres above sea level. There, you and your fellow trekkers will be able to take in the breath-taking sunrise and spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and enjoy a warming mug of hot chocolate!

You’ll get full support along the way by Elite Adventure’s team of experienced mountain leaders who will ensure you get the very best of this amazing experience, and tell you all about the history of the Brecon Beacons and the formation of the stunning landscape.

Commitment to fundraise

The minimum fundraising requirement of £250 will help fund our vital care for local children and families. Part of this amount is used to cover the cost of your trip. Our expert events team will be on hand to support you with your fundraising to help you achieve this target.

By taking part in this incredible challenge and joining #TeamAcorns, you will be raising money for life limited and life threatened babies, children and young people across the West Midlands.

What’s included?

  • Transport to Pen y Fan from Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester
  • Hot chocolate with marshmallows while the sun rises
  • Breakfast after the return hike
  • Acorns T-shirt to wear with pride
  • Acorns fundraising pack
  • Experienced and qualified mountain trek leader

What’s not included?

  • Personal insurance
  • Trek kit and equipment

Departure location

The trip will depart from Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester (WR5 3EZ). You will need to make your own way to the departure point.

A picture of the Pen y Fan rock next to a smaller, painted Acorns Children's Hospice rock.

Timing

Please be aware that exact timings are subject to change, and the below is to be used as a guide only.

Saturday
18 May

23:30

Depart Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester

Sunday
19 May

01:30

Arrive at Pen y Fan

Sunday
19 May

02:00

Begin trek

Sunday
19 May

05:10

Sunrise

Sunday
19 May

08:30

Return to coach

Sunday
19 May

11:00

Expected return to Worcester

Kick start your fundraising

We’re here to support you all the way! By signing up for the event you will receive an Acorns running vest, support from our Events team to help with your training and fundraising and the amazing feeling you’ll get from knowing you’re making a real difference to local children! Here are some simple ways to give your fundraising a boost, if you need more support we’d be happy to help. Just get in touch at events@acorns.org.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who accompanies us?

You will be fully guided by a qualified mountain leader from Elite Adventures, who specialise in guided walks and challenges.

An Acorns member of staff will also join you on the trek and travel with you from Worcester.

What will happen if the weather is bad?

Mountain weather can be fickle at the best of times and there is no guarantee that you will see the sunrise or even a view. The walk will take place in most weathers but the leader will reserve final judgement on the day (in most cases) and maintains the right to abandon any walk if they feel the safety of themselves or any participant is at risk.

Who can take part?

This event will appeal to everyone from seasoned adventurers to Sunday hikers. The group will be fully guided, getting you safely through the darkness and up to the mountain summit. This is an ideal walk for anyone who would like to summit the highest mountain in South Wales, witness the sunrise and experience being out in the mountains in the dark at the start of a new day.  The walk is aimed at all experience levels however, you will need to be reasonably fit to ensure your own enjoyment and that of the group as the trip will take around 7 hours.

Is there an age limit?

Yes, you must be 18 or over on the day of the challenge.

Suggested kit list

You will need to bring:

  • Suitable walking boots (with ankle support)
  • Appropriate clothing for the walk
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Spare warm layer
  • Hat and gloves
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Snacks and water (minimum 1.5 litres)

Event details