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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  193

Dist:  80km

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

Conquer the Cotswolds

Trek Adventure

Get ready for an action packed day - Paddle, Trek and Cycle across the beautiful Cotswold Water Park! This itinerary is fully customisable, and you can opt for a different combination.

Located just a stones throw away from Swindon this series of lakes has created an adventurous outdoors playground. Clear lakes, beautiful scenery and a wildlife haven makes this a unique location to test yourself on this multi activity challenge. Our day begins by Canoe on one of the Water Park's 150 plus lakes. Once off the water you will then depart by bike on flat roads through the beautiful Cotswold countryside passing traditional Cotswold villages. Finally we finish with an Orienteer negotiating negotiating the maze of lakes the Water Park is made up of. This promises to be great day.



08:00 - Meet at Venue HQ
08:30 - Event Briefing
09:15 - Canoe Expedition - Approx 7km
11:00 - Come off the Water 
11:15 - Depart on Cycle - Approx 60km
14:15 - Lunch - 
15:00 - Orienteer 
17:30 - Arrive Back at HQ

3 Course meal available in the evening 


Route Map


Accommodation is not included - You may wich to book yourself into the de Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel we are using as our event HQ. 


What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.


Included In Trip

- Pre Event Support (training plans, kit lists, advice, trip notes, Joining Instructions) 

- Event planning 

- Maps

- Canoes + safetey equipment

- qualified Canoe Leader(s)

- Cycle supporting vehicle(s) 

- Cycle Leader(s)

- Lunch 

- Route Marking

- Orienteering Leader

- Route Maps, Compass, Stamps and Cards

- Celebratory Meal





Excluded From Trip

- Accommodation

- Breakfast 




This event is a spring / summer adventure challenge - and typically runs in April to October - weather should be warm (ish) - but at all times you should expect a mixture- be prepared!


Optional Extras

Bike Hire 

Event Certificates

Event Jerseys


Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event



Guide price

Price on Application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


Event Location

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