views from the peak

Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

Sunday 9 September 2018

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP ON THE DAY. Head to Princes Risborough School between 8:30am and 9:30am if you wish to do the 20 miles, or between 9:00am and 10:00am if you wish to do the 11 or 7 miles. PLEASE BRING CASH, NO CARD PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge returns for its 10th year on 9 September giving you the opportunity to enjoy three much-loved and beautiful routes through the Chilterns countryside.  Although the routes remain the same as previous years, this year the wonders of modern technology have enabled us to measure them more accurately so we are inviting you to join us for a 7, 11 or 20 mile challenge, tackling the three Chilterns peaks of Whiteleaf Cross, Coombe Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon. 

Black family on Ivinghoe beacon chilterns 3 peaks

Maps and instructions

There are three sections to the route, as mapped out below. If you are doing the 7 mile route, please refer only to the first map (Princes Risborough to Wendover). If you are doing 11 miles, please refer to maps Princes Risborough to Wendover and Tring Station to Ivinghoe Beacon. If you are doing the full 20 miles, please refer to all maps.

Princes Risborough to Wendover
Wendover to Tring Station
Tring Station to Ivinghoe Beacon

Full on-the-day instructions for participants can be found here.

You can read all about 2017's event here and view all the photos from the day on our Flickr account. 

Your Sponsorship Money

Your sponsorship money helps us continue to provide end-of-life care to local patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and their families. As little as £50 could fund the cost of a first assessment visit to a hospice at home patient to understand their needs and wishes and draw up a personal care plan. 

Please consider raising sponsorship to support our services. If you raise money via JustGiving, this will come directly to us, so you don't need to take any further action. You can set up your own JustGiving page here, send it round to your friends, family and work colleagues - let them know what you're doing and why and see how much you can raise! You can download our sponsorship form here.

If you are walking this event in memory of someone, you can open a Forever Loved Fund to share memories, photos and even a video of the person you are raising money for on the day. Find out more about Forever Loved Fund here.

There's also a highest fundraiser prize; a meal for two at The Plough, Cadsden, near Princes Risborough.

Photo Competition

If you're joining us for our 10th annual challenge why not get snap happy and enter our photo competition! Grab your phone or camera and hone your scenic eye on the best shot you can find along the route, then send them to us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the #C3Peaks10 hashtag or via email.

The three winning photographers will receive a framed copy of their photograph!

Competition terms

 Our 2018 Sponsors

Many thanks to our fantastic sponsors for their support with this event:Origin Branding_FINAL_Doors and Windows_BLUE

Origin our Headline Sponsor for the Chilterns 3 Peaks, and committed supporter of Rennie Grove. Origin are the UK’s leading specialist manufacturer of bespoke aluminium Bi-folding Doors and Windows.

Arriva and their fantastic drivers for providing free transport between drop off points along the route.

Greenfleets for sponsoring our medals for the second year.

Dayla for providing water for our walkers (and dogs!)


What our supporters say

walk together

"Thank you very much for such a well organised event today. It was my first time and won't be my last!"

Dog with his medal

"Thank you for organising it so well and to all those who volunteered to marshal, man water stops, take photos, stand on top of windy peaks! Everyone was cheerful and encouraging."

Group Piccy at the finish

"Thank you to all your volunteers and Arriva buses that made yesterday possible, enjoyable and hopefully profitable for the hospice."

Arriva Driver Smiles

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