• Challenge Overview

    On Saturday 22nd June 2024, you will be taking on the Higos Hike! You will have signed up for either the 10km route or the Half Marathon Route.  Cheddar Gorge will provide a stunning backdrop for the challenge and although we can’t promise sunshine, we can promise glorious scenery and a rewarding experience in an iconic part of the world that we are sure you will enjoy. The challenge is no walk in the park (!) and you will need to be prepared.

    When it’s over you will have a huge sense of achievement, both in knowing you have succeeded in completing the challenge but also that you will have raised funds for the Youth Adventure Trust’s work with vulnerable young people.


  • Challenge Forms

    All participants must complete a Medical & Personal Details form before the challenge. Please click here to enter your details.

    Notes on completing this form:
    Please make sure you answer all questions as fully as possible, signing and dating the declaration at the end. The information will be kept confidential to event staff and any medical officer(s) attending the event.

  • Challenge Itinerary

    Half Marathon

    8:00-8:45am – Challenge Registration at Cheddar Village Hall, Church St, Cheddar BS27 3RB

    9:00am- Challenge Start

    Estimated walk time – 5 – 6 hours

    Estimated run time – 2 – 3 hours

    PM – Finish at Cheddar Village Hall and celebrate with tea and cake!



    10:15-11:15am – Challenge Registration at Cheddar Village Hall, Church St, Cheddar BS27 3RB

    11:30am – Challenge Start

    Estimated walk time – 3- 4 hours

    Estimated run time 1 – 3 hours

    PM – Finish at Cheddar Village Hall and celebrate with tea and cake!

  • Challenge Location and Parking

    Higos Hike Challenge Start Line
    Cheddar Village Hall, Church St, Cheddar BS27 3RB



    • Church Street car Park (Closest to Village Hall)

    Church Street Car Park, Roynon Way, Cheddar, BS27 3NZ UK

    Pay and Display and Paybyphone app code: 801849

    Daily 9am to 6pm

    • 1 hour: £0.80
    • 2 hours: £1.50
    • 4 hours: £2.80
    • All day: £4.40

    Standard bays: 63 Disabled bays: 2 General enquiries: 0300 123 2224 Pay and display machine issues: 01823 219035

    • Cliff Road, Cheddar, BS40 7XU

    Open 24 hours, pay and display £5.20 per day

    • Cliff Street Car Park, Cliff Street, Cheddar, BS27 3PT

    Pay and Display Paybyphone app code: 801850 0845 408 2540

    Public Toilets available

    Standard bays: 134 Daily 9am to 6pm

    • 1 hour: £0.90
    • 2 hours: £1.80
    • 4 hours: £3.90
    • All day: £6.10


  • The Route

    Download the PDF files of the routes below:

    Higos – 20.28km – 12.5 miles

    Higos – 10k pdf


    Download the GPX files for your devices below:

    Higos Hike – Half marathon route

    Higos Hike – 10k route




  • Social Media

    Remember to keep your supporters up-to-date with the challenge you’re undertaking, as well as encourage donations from your networks by posting throughout your journey.

    Please use #HigosHike and remember to tag us in using our handles below;

    Facebook – @youthadventuretrust

    Instagram – @youth_adventure_trust

    Twitter – @youth_adventure

    Linkedin – @youth-adventure-trust


  • Action Checklist and Useful Documents

    Have you –

    • Set up your Fundraising page on Enthuse? Register here.
    • Checked you have all the kit you need? Our equipment check list is available here.
    • Posted  your fundraising page on social media to make the most out of your networks?
    • Started your training? Our training advice is available here.
    • Started your fundraising? Advice and support is available by clicking here.
    • Downloaded our sponsorship form?
  • FAQs

    Is there nearby parking?

    There is limited parking at the village hall.  Otherwise there are paid car parks in Cheddar .

    Will I get a map of the route?

    Maps are available on our website and we will provide you with one at the event registration

    Is there a minimum age for who can take part?

    There is no minimum age for taking part, but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    What kit do I need to bring?

    Once you have registered for the event, we will give you access to our participant dashboard where you can find the kit list for the challenge.

    Are toilets available?

    There are toilets available for you to use at the start line in the village hall. If you need the toilet when you are out on the route you will need to find an appropriate area off the trail.

    How fit do I need to be?

    Our challenges are no walk in the park and we recommend training before hand! We will be here to support you throughout your training journey so that you feel fully prepared for the challenge.

    Do I have to fundraise to take part in this event?

    When you register, your fundraising page will automatically be set up for you.  There is a guideline of £50 fundraising target for the 10k route and £100 for the half marathon route.  These funds make a huge difference to the lives of the local vulnerable young people that live and go to school near Higos offices

    We’re here for you

    The Youth Adventure Trust team is here for you throughout your Higos Hike journey. Whether its advice on training, fundraising or equipment please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Once registered you’ll have access to our helpful training and fundraising resources, but we are also just a phone call or email away if you want to talk anything through.

    If you want to chat to us before you register your team then please feel free to get in touch with Philippa Cox who would be happy to help.


Training & Preparation Guidance

Fundraising Support