Willow Wood are very excited to announce their new fundraiser for 2020 – The Sahara Trek!

A six-day expedition with four full days trekking through the inhospitable Sahara Desert, it will be gruelling, challenging and test you to the limits, but we can honestly say it will be one of the most amazing experiences of your life.

You will be walking for up to six hours each day on the shifting sands of the desert, camping underneath the stars and eating traditional Berber cuisine. Accompanied by camels, also known as the ships of the desert, these majestic creatures will transport all the necessary equipment and provisions for your adventure.

Experienced Berber guides will be with you every step of the way, as will a qualified doctor, an experienced Trek leader, and a Willow Wood representative, to ensure that the trek runs smoothly and without incident.

You will see some of the largest dunes in the area, including those of L’erg Zahar, which are also known as the screaming dunes due to the eerie sound made by the wind whistling across the sand. However, when you make camp for the night and relax around the fire, your guide may tell tales of the village buried under the sand as the sun goes down over those very same dunes.

As well as challenging yourself to the limit, the Trek will offer a real insight into an ancient way of life. The Berbers are known to have lived in North Africa as far back as 3,000 years BCE, and with hospitality central to their culture, you will be assured of a warm welcome. Although you will be eating the delicious traditional Moroccan cuisine during the Trek, any special dietary requirements can be catered for.

To find out more about this amazing adventure, Willow Wood are inviting you to an Information Evening on Wednesday, 9 October.

Starting at 7pm this presentation will be able to answer any queries you may have about the Trek.

Please book your place by emailing