Thistle Friends

Thistle Friends

Become a Thistle Friend

Walking clubs, rambling clubs and mountaineering clubs can sign up to become a Thistle Friend. As a Thistle Friend your club will receive funding each time one of your club members books on to one of our walking or scrambling holidays. Your member will also receive a discount on their holiday as well!

About Thistle Trekking

Thistle Trekking provides walking holidays and scrambling holidays throughout the UK. Our qualified and friendly guides support our customers along some of the most beautiful long-distance trails in the UK, including The West Highland Way, The Cape Wrath Trail and The Coast to Coast. For those who are interested in a more technical holiday we also provide scrambling holidays, including The Skye Cuillin Ridge Summits and The Torridon Giants. All accommodation along the way is included and all has been handpicked to ensure you can make the most out of the area. Luggage transfer is also included so our customers can just carry a small rucksack each day. All our trails are backed up by a trek manager who is there to help with all logistics and provide a free transfer if anyone would like to skip out a section of the trail or skip a full day. We have hundreds of customers each year successfully complete treks with us.

How to Join

Joining is simple, all you need to do is email info@thistletrekking.co.uk and request to join Thistle Friends. Your club will then be provided with a unique code to pass on to its members. Each time a member securely books on to a Thistle Trekking Holiday quoting the code your club will earn the funding. The funding will be paid out every 6 months for holidays which have taken place in the 6 months previous.  

How Much Can We Earn?

There is no cap on how much your club can earn. The funding structure is displayed below, the funding is for EACH person booked who uses your code:
Any Long-Distance Trail (e.g. The West Highland Way) £15
Scrambling Holidays (e.g. The Skye Cuillin Ridge Summits) £10
Any Single Day Event (e.g. Ben Nevis, Aonach Eagach Ridge or a Navigation Course) £5

What discount is available to our members?

Your club members will receive the following discount when they book and use your code:
Any Long-Distance Trail (e.g. The West Highland Way) £15
Scrambling Holidays (e.g. The Skye Cuillin Ridge Summits) £10
Any Single Day Event (e.g. Ben Nevis, Aonach Eagach Ridge or a Navigation Course) £5
 

FAQ

If we book a private trek can we still get the funding? Absolutely, we organise many private treks each year. You will still receive the same amount of funding for each person on the private trek who has booked and used your unique code. Do we need to take a group holiday? No, the funding can be earned by any individual in your club who books on to any of our treks/single day events. Can my group receive funding for a booking that I have already made? Yes, as long as the trek has not yet taken place. Just ask the person who has booked to contact us and we will apply your unique code to their booking. How much funding will my club receive for each booking? £15 for all long distance trails, £10 for all scrambling holidays and £5 for single day events. When is the funding paid out to the club? Twice a year, in April and October What can the funding be used for? Anything your walking/mountaineering group feel is appropriate. Some groups use it towards there own private treks, group safety kit, waterproofs or even to pay for the club Christmas social event. It is entirely up to your club how the funding is used. How much discount will our club members receive? £15 for all long distance trails, £10 for all scrambling holidays and £5 for single day events. How do we sign up? Simply email info@thistletrekking.co.uk with the name of your club and request to become a Thistle Friend.