Walkers needed for the Chilterns Three Peaks Challenge

Octavia and Amelia Mansfield

Octavia and Amelia Mansfield

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

PRINCES Risborough will be the starting point once more for The Chilterns Three Peaks Challenge- now in its sixth year.

The annual fundraiser along the Ridgeway takes place on Sunday, September 14 to raise money fro Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

As in previous years, participants have a choice of either a five, nine or 18 mile sponsored walk through the beautiful Chilterns hills, taking in Whiteleaf Cross, Coombe Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon, with all routes starting and finishing at Princes Risborough School.

Gemma Martin, events fundraiser, said: "The choice means there’s something for everyone so the whole family can enjoy a day out, including the dog.

"We live in such a scenic area and this is a great excuse to get out in the countryside and raise money for a local cause at the same time."

All walkers will experience the first two peaks by completing the five mile route from Princes Risborough to Wendover.

Here, there will be a barbecue offering everyone the chance to buy a burger to refuel before the five mile entrants return to their cars on buses, provided by Arriva.

The nine mile walkers will then be bussed to Tring to complete the additional four miles and climb the third peak of Ivinghoe Beacon.

Transport will again be provided back to Princes Risborough School. Those individuals taking on the 18 mile route - which proved to be the most popular last year - will continue walking at Wendover after the barbecue to complete the entire route on foot before catching a bus back to their cars.

Gemma added: "Last year, we had a fantastic turn out with more than 550 people taking part, raising over £30,000 - enough to fund a nurse for a year. This year we’re once again encouraging those taking part to raise as much money as possible, either by asking friends, colleagues or family to sponsor them or by holding other fundraising events."

Registration for the Chilterns Three Peaks Challenge costs £20 for adults and £10 for children (anyone aged five to 16-years-old), with under fives going free.

For more information visit www.renniegrove.org/chilterns3peaks or call 01442 820740.

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