The ever-popular Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge returns this September, offering experienced walkers and novices alike the chance to while away a Sunday in glorious countryside while raising funds for a good cause.
The seven, 11 or 20-mile walk through the rolling Chilterns landscape is a flagship event on our calendar. Each year participants raise thousands of pounds towards home-based nursing and support services for local people diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting conditions. The care extends to their families too.
Many hundreds of walkers will be taking part for the first time when they gather at the start point in Princes Risborough on Sunday 8 September. But many are coming back for a second or third time – or a sixth, in the case of seasoned challenger Lynda Hiscoke.
“I enjoy walking, and the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge is a beautiful route. The walk is great exercise in the fresh air, and it’s also very sociable and in a good cause,” said Lynda, who lives in Chesham Bois.
She plans to once again walk the full 20-mile route alongside friend Martin, taking in the three peaks of Coombe Hill, Whiteleaf Cross and the finishing post of Ivinghoe Beacon along the way. Martin’s dad Ronald is possibly walking with them again too, but he will finish at the seven mile point and take advantage of the free Arriva bus and volunteer driver service between drop off points.
“I live in the Chilterns and do a lot of walking locally,” said Lynda, who belongs to the Chilterns Weekend Walkers branch of the Ramblers. “Walking keeps you active and is a good way to de-stress,” she said, encouraging others to sign up for the Rennie Grove event.
“It’s a great route through beautiful countryside. I just hope the weather’s good on the day – but whatever the weather, we’ll be there.”
It costs £20 per adult to register for the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge, £10 for children (aged 5-16) and under fives and dogs go free.
To find out more visit our Chilterns 3 Peaks webpage.