New element to 3 Peaks Challenge

Walkers on the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge
Walkers on the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

A hospice charity has added a new element to its popular Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge, for people who take part in memory of a friend or family member.

Rennie Grove’s annual sponsored walk over five, nine or 18 miles takes place on Sunday September 4, starting from Princes Risborough School, with the choice of tackling two or three peaks along part of the stunning Ridgeway Trail.

Director of fundraising at Rennie Grove, Gillian Barnett, said: “Every year, many of our walkers take part and raise funds to celebrate the life of a loved one.

“So we thought it would be a nice touch to give walkers the opportunity to leave a memory tag in the trees at our Rennie Grove Memorial Woodland in Wendover.

“After scaling the first two peaks and completing the five-mile route, walkers can collect their tags when they reach the woodland and write a personalised message in memory of a loved one before hanging it on a tree.”

Rennie Grove’s family support team will be on hand to offer emotional support.

All walkers taking part in the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge complete the five miles from Princes Risborough to Wendover, taking on the two peaks of Whiteleaf Cross and Coombe Hill.

In Wendover, as well as the chance to make a dedication with a personalised tree tag, there’s also the chance of a barbecue lunch, before catching one of the dedicated buses back to your car or on to the final four miles from Tring to the top of Ivinghoe Beacon.

The full 18-mile route is also available.

Register at www.renniegrove.org/chilterns3peaks