Steps Towards Change: The Wadi Rum Adventure to Benefit The Caldecotte Xperience

In the heart of Jordan’s majestic landscapes, a team of intrepid adventurers are embarking on a journey unlike any other. From February 24th to March 2nd, 2024, the Wadi Rum 100km Trek unfolds—a challenge devised by Tribal Tracks that promises not only a test of endurance but an unforgettable adventure in support of a noble cause. This is more than just a trek; it’s a mission fuelled by determination and a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. This article shines a light on the purpose behind the steps, the charity at its heart, Action4Youth, and how you can lend your support to this inspiring endeavour.

Wadi Rum – The Challenge Ahead

The Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, is not just a landscape of breath-taking beauty but a World Heritage site that tells stories of nature’s formidable power and timeless majesty. Over seven days, the team of A4Y Trekkers will navigate this 100km route, covering distances of 15-25km daily. The path is set against a backdrop of towering sandstone mountains, vast red sand dunes, and ancient rock carvings—a testament to the area’s rich history and natural wonders.

Why Walk for Action4Youth?

Action4Youth is at the forefront of providing young people, of all abilities, with transformational experiences and activities that foster growth, confidence, and a positive outlook on life. With over 25,000 beneficiaries each year, the charity’s flagship outdoor education centre, The Caldecotte Xperience (TCX), stands as a beacon of adventure and learning.

At TCX, adventure isn’t just an option; it’s a way of life. Youngsters are encouraged to dive into an array of activities, from thrilling water sports to exhilarating climbing adventures, promoting physical health, mental wellbeing, and the invaluable experience of real-world interactions away from screens. It’s more than a place for fun; it’s where lifelong friendships are formed, challenges are met with courage, and every young person is celebrated for who they are, empowered to focus on their capabilities, not limitations.

However, to continue this legacy of empowerment, TCX needs our help. After 30 years of unwavering service, the time has come for significant upgrades to ensure that the facility can continue to offer its vital services to all young people, including those with SEND and other complex needs, throughout the year.

How You Can Help

The Wadi Rum Trek is not just a journey through the desert; it’s a step towards a brighter future for countless young people. By supporting the team of A4Y Trekkers, you’re helping to secure the necessary funds to enhance TCX, making it an even more inclusive, accessible, and enriching place for young adventurers.

Your donation can make a world of difference. We urge you to contribute through our JustGiving page (link: and stay updated with the trek’s progress. Every step taken in the sands of Wadi Rum is a step closer to unlocking a young person’s potential, offering them a world where they are limited not by what they can’t do, but inspired by what they can.

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