Chess Valley Challenge
The first annual Chess Valley Challenge took place on Saturday 15th June with over 50 participants walking the 10 miles between Rickmansworth and Chesham. So far the event has raised over £2,000 to help protect wildlife in Hertfordshire and Middlesex - a brilliant effort by all involved.
The Chess Valley Challenge will return on Saturday 13th June 2020. Booking is already open so you can register your place now!
The walk was amazing - beautiful scenery and we were lucky with the weather too. We would definitely be up for it again next year!2019 Chess Valley Challenge
About the challenge
Challenge yourself, friends and family to walk the 10 mile Chess Valley Way and raise funds for the Trust on this sponsored walking event.
Discover the beautiful River Chess, walk through our stunning Frogmore Meadows Nature Reserve, explore lovely old villages and country pubs. The walk passes through the beautiful scenery of the Chess Valley and several attractive villages and at times gets close to the clear sparkling waters of the River Chess, one of the Chilterns' famed chalk streams.
You can opt for a shorter walk by stopping off at either Chorleywood station (approx 4 miles) or Chalfont & Latimer station (approx 6 miles) making this Challenge walk suitable for all the family. As a thank you for fundraising for the Trust, each participant will be given a branded reusable water bottle when setting off from the Rickmansworth registration point.
The route is a 10 mile linear walk starting in Rickmansworth and finishing in Chesham. You can opt for a shorter walk by stopping off at either Chorleywood station (approx 5 miles) or Chalfont & Latimer station (approx 7 miles) making this Challenge walk suitable for all the family.
Children £5 (under 16s)
We will send your registration pack on registering, including details of the walk, where to stop for breaks, alternative shorter routes and how to start your fundraising!
Terms and Conditions
Refunds will be given on registrations up to 1st May. After this time we are regrettably unable to give refunds.
This is a self-guided walk. Please follow the signs and keep to the footpaths at all times. Participants will be responsible for the own well-being and are recommended to bring a first aid kit, plenty of water and refreshments. There are several nearby pubs enroute but additional toilet provisions are not available.
Dogs are very welcome on leads.
Return transport from Chesham to Rickmansworth by train is at the participant's cost (£1.60 per person).
We are very grateful to Affinity Water for their generous support of the Chess Valley Challenge 2019.