Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge 2016

Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

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The Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge returns for its eighth year on Sunday 11 September 2016! Join us for our own version of the famous national challenge and experience the beautiful scenery along part of the Ridgeway National Trail, taking in Whiteleaf Cross, Coombe Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon. Choose either a 5, 9 or 18 mile route - sign up today! 

Last year, 540 people ​dug out their walking boots to take to the hills and support Rennie Grove. Read a full round-up'like' ​our Facebook page and see photos on our Flickr site.

views from the peak

“Thank you for a BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT day last Sunday. Not only did you provide FANTASTIC weather but the help from all the volunteers were EXCEPTIONAL all along the 18 miles”

Kelly Peart and Jennifer Slade with Xavi

 “A massive thank you to all the marshals and volunteers along the route - their support was greatly appreciated”

Meadowcroft Meanderers

"It’s a great day out in the countryside with friends and is a fantastic achievement at the end of it.” 

dog at 3Peaks

"It’s such a lovely route, and a really well-organised event and the marshals are so friendly. The dogs absolutely love it too.”

Alex Torrance, Josh Kent, Jessica Kent and Chris Knox

Who can take part?

Participants of all ages are welcome (although the route is not suitable for pushchairs). You can even bring the dog along too!

Taking part in memory of a loved one

We know that many people take part in the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge in memory of a family member or a friend and, this year, we're offering you the opportunity to leave a memory tag in the trees at our memorial woodland in Wendover. The tags will be available to pick up free of charge on the day when you reach the woodland (after 5 miles) and you can write a personalised message in memory of a loved one before hanging them on a tree.

Date and time 

The event takes place on Sunday 11 September 2016. Registration for the 18 mile route is open from 9.30 - 10.30am. For the 5 mile and 9 mile route, please register between 10am and 11am.

Location and routes 

The event starts and finish at Princes Risborough School, Merton Road, Princes Risborough, Buck​s, HP27 0DT. Parking is available here free of charge. 

All Routes: All walkers will complete the  5 mile​s from Princes Risborough to Wendover (two peaks: Whiteleaf Cross & Coombe Hill). Here, there's an opportunity to stop for lunch with a BBQ for you to buy something to eat. Please view the route map from Princes Risborough to Wendover. If you chose the 5 mile route option, t
ransport back to your car will kindly be provided by Arriva buses and their volunteer drivers. 

9 Mile Route: After lunch, you will board the bus at Wendover and travel to Tring station to complete the additional 4 mile walk to Ivinghoe Beacon. Transport will then be provided back to your car. Please view the route map from Wendover to Tring station.

Back by popular demand: You can walk the entire 18 mile route if you are feeling energetic enough! Return transport will be provided from Ivinghoe Beacon back to your car. Please view the route map from Tring station to Ivinghoe Beacon.


It is £20 for adults and £10 for children (aged 5 to 17 years old) to enter, with under 5s going free. The registration fee will cover the costs of putting on the event and includes your Chilterns 3 Peaks t-shirt, a medal on completion and water along the route. 

Your sponsorship money

It is your sponsorship money that supports local patients and families - please raise as much as you can to help us carry on caring. Asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you is the usual way to raise money, but if you’d rather not do this then there are plenty of other ways to fundraise – from a coffee morning to a car wash – so get creative and please raise as much as you can. Have a read of our top tips, download a sponsorship form, or set up a JustGiving page to get started. 

After registering

After you have registered online, you will receive a confirmation email (team leaders only). If you do not receive this, please call us on 01442 820740 (do check your junk mail first).

In the lead up to the event, you will be sent an email with your joining pack, outlining everything you need to know. If you do not receive an email within a week of the event, please get in touch. All important information will also be put onto this web page. 

Find out how to support this event and view our sponsors.