Our annual Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge will take place on Sunday 11 September! Hundreds of walkers will take to the hills in aid of local hospice care, enjoying the varied landscapes and stunning views from the last stretch of the world-famous Ridgeway. Sign up now to secure your place on the route of your choice.
With linear route options of 6.5, 10 or 18 miles, or a self-guided circular walk of 8 miles, this popular, dog-friendly event offers walkers the opportunity to tackle either two or all three of the Chiltern hills. Starting from Princes Risborough School, walkers on all three routes face their first climb soon after setting off, scaling Whiteleaf Cross within a mile from the start line. Then it’s on to Coombe Hill across leafy lanes, wooded paths and sweeping fields with breath-taking views.
After the obligatory scenic selfies atop this second peak, 6.5mile walkers are close to completing their challenge. Medals and buses back to the school await them in Wendover. Those taking on the 10 mile challenge will continue on their journey by bus to Tring Station to commence their final 3.5 mile ascent of their third and final peak, Ivinghoe Beacon.
The 18-milers, will enjoy the longest hiking distance along the ridgeway path between Coombe Hill and their final ascent to the top of Ivinghoe Beacon to receive their medal, before returning by bus to Princes Risborough School. Here they can enjoy a well-deserved ice cream or refreshment to celebrate their achievement.
We have listened to the feedback from the last years participants and kept the 8-mile circular walk as a self-guided option, starting and returning at Princes Risborough School, with no need for a bus. This route takes in one peak, Whiteleaf Hill, and has been popular with families and other walkers.
Tracey Hancock, Director of Fundraising, said: “Last year, thanks to our walkers’ hard work, our brilliant volunteers and marshals, and our generous sponsors Origin Doors and Windows, The Business Clubhouse, and Arriva Buses (whose staff generously volunteer to ferry our walkers between peaks and back to their cars) the 2021 event raised £83,000 with 1000 participants taking part.
We’re excited to see what we can achieve with this year’s challenge, which will bring people together to enjoy the beautiful countryside we have on our doorstep while raising much-needed funds for local families facing life-limiting illness.”
Sign up now at renniegrove.org/chilterns3peaks. Event t-shirts are optional and can be ordered for an additional £5 when you register. You’ll receive a medal on completion of your chosen route on 11 September.