Survive The Wild is an exhilarating and uplifting outdoor experience. Under the watchful eye of highly-trained experts, you will be encouraged and empowered to take on a series of challenges, specially designed to take you outside of your comfort zone. Before you know it, you’ll be facing fears and achieving more than you ever believed you could. 

This weekend adventure takes place in Coniston in the Lake District. Activities you will be taking part in include:

  • Trekking 12km over rugged terrain
  • Abseiling over 120ft
  • Scrambling up rock faces
  • Zip-lining into water
  • A 20ft cliff jump
  • Abseiling through waterfalls
  • Water jumps and rock slides
  • Camping under the stars

This event is being run by Dan Searson and his team of experts at Challenge The Wild, in support of Daisy’s Dream.  


Who can take part

The Survive the Wild challenge is an event for anyone aged 18 and above. You do not need to be as strong as an ox, or athlete-fit, but you will need to complete a medical form which will be assessed before your application is confirmed. A sense of humour and a positive attitude are compulsory!

You can enter on your own, or as part of a team - it's completely up to you.

Costs and fundraising targets

Places are available for a non-refundable deposit of £100 with an additional minimum fundraising commitment of £350 per person. The cost of your place is £125 per person and this will be deducted from the £450. This price includes all activities, expert instruction, specialist clothing and equipment, two meals, overnight camping, a Daisy's Dream t-shirt, and insurance. Travel to and from Coniston Valley is not included.

We rely on community fundraisers like you to continue our valuable work with bereaved families across Berkshire, and so we'd like to support your fundraising as much as we can. The more money you raise, the more children and young people can access our service.

You can now create a personalised online giving page right here on our website, which is a great platform for encouraging people to donate. We also have lots of free fundraising tools available for you to download or alternatively, you can order a Fundraising Toolkit. This includes a printed copy of our fundraising information, together with a selection of fundraising merchandise such as pens, balloons, badges etc. to help you raise as much money as you can for Daisy's Dream. 

How to book

To apply for a place, please complete both forms below and return to us as soon as possible. We anticipate this being a very popular challenge, so please send your completed forms back as soon as you can.

Application Form

Compulsory Medical Form

Places will be confirmed, and deposits due, once the medical forms have been reviewed by the Challenge Director at Challenge The Wild.