UK and overseas challenges

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UK and Overseas Challenges

Experience rich cultures, incredible sights, magnificent mountains and exotic landscapes, as you take on one of these thrilling challenges. There’s no corner of the world that’s out of reach with our unique UK and overseas events, so seek your adventure and get set for what promises to be a life-changing challenge. Say Can Do to achieving an incredible personal goal, whilst supporting people with disabilities to achieve theirs too.

Here are just some of the challenges you can do:

Everest Base Camp (18 days)

Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest stands at a formidable 8,848m in the Nepalese Himalayas. Starting in Lukla, you will follow in the footsteps of the Sherpa on this epic high altitude trek which crosses numerous rivers, before reaching the highest point at Kalapathar (5,545m). Wonder at the scenery below, before celebrating in mystical Kathmandu.

2019 dates

  • 7 March – 24 March
  • 26 September – 13 October

Find out more about the Everest Base Camp challenge.

Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge (2 days)

Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge

Be inspired by some of the most dramatic scenery England has to offer on this classic bike ride from west to east. Departing from the west coast at Whitehaven, this challenging itinerary stretches for 225 km until reaching the North Sea at Whitley Bay.

2019 dates

Find out more about the Coast to Coast challenge.

Dog Sledding Challenge (7 days)


A team of loyal huskies leads the way through the snow-covered forests and mountains of Swedish Lapland, across 200kms of beautiful, frozen landscape. Experience the silence of nature while gliding through this winter wonderland, taking the opportunity to spot elk and reindeer and even see the spectacular Northern Lights.

2019 dates

  • 19 January – 25 January

Find out more about the Dog Sledding challenge.

Icelandic Lava Trek (5 days)


Host to some of Europe’s most incredible wilderness, this Icelandic itinerary takes in thundering waterfalls, steaming lava fields, plunging fjords and spouting geysers. The trip is relatively short, but days are long and the terrain is challenging. Your hard work will be rewarded with an indulgent visit to Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon.

2019 dates

  • 10 July – 14 July
  • 31 July – 4 August
  • 28 August – 1 September

Find out more about the Icelandic Lava Trek challenge.

Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge (2 days)

Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge

Prepare for an epic challenge through the rugged and dramatic landscape of the Lake District, as you tackle five of England’s most demanding peaks, including its highest – Scafell Pike.

2019 dates

  • 17 May – 18 May
  • 9 August – 10 August

Find out more about the Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge.

More challenges

Visit the Charity Challenge website to discover more challenges you can do and find information about costs, sponsorship and training.

Fundraising support

If you decide to take on any of these fantastic challenges for National Star, we’ll be on hand to provide you with bags of support, fundraising ideas, a free T-shirt or running vest and lots of encouragement, as well as sharing your story on our website and social media channels.

Find out more

Call our Fundraising team on 01242 524478 or email us at fundraising@nationalstar.org to chat about all the different challenges we have on offer here at National Star. We look forward to hearing from you!

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