Chess Valley Challenge
After postponing the Chess Valley Challenge in June, we are delighted to announce it has now been rescheduled for Sunday 27th September!
Challenge yourself, friends and family to walk the 10 mile Chess Valley Way and raise funds for the Trust on this sponsored walking event. This lovely self-guided walk from Rickmansworth to Chesham is an ideal way of exploring the beautiful Chess Valley. Bring a picnic and plan a day out with family or friends. The walk is well signposted and it will be easy to maintain social distancing at all times.
The first annual Chess Valley Challenge took place in 2019 with over 50 participants walking the 10 miles between Rickmansworth and Chesham. Last year's event raised over £3,000 to help protect wildlife in Hertfordshire and Middlesex - a brilliant effort by all involved.
As a thank you for fundraising for the Trust, participants will receive a branded metal water bottle and lots more goodies from our partner organisations.
We will provide you with a well-marked map and the whole route is clearly marked. Many of the paths are wide and there are plenty of spaces to pass other walkers to maintain a suitable distance. We will be encouraging staggered start times and there is no time limit to complete the walk.
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. This event, kindly sponsored by Affinity Water, is a great way to see the beautiful Chess valley while supporting local wildlife.
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.
As a thank you for fundraising for the Trust, participants will receive a branded water bottle and lots more goodies from our partner organisations.
The route is a 10 mile linear walk starting in Rickmansworth and finishing in Chesham. You can opt for a shorter walk by taking a detour off the main route to either Chorleywood station (approx 4.5 miles) or Chalfont & Latimer station (approx 7 miles) making this Challenge walk suitable for all the family. Have a look at our interactive route map here.
Children £5 (under 16s)
Family £25 (2 adults and 2 children under 16)
We will email your registration pack shortly after registering, including details of the walk, where to stop for breaks, alternative shorter routes and how to start your fundraising!
This is a self-guided walk. Please follow the signs and keep to the footpaths at all times. Participants will be responsible for their 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 (approx £1.60 per person).
We have followed the Government guidance to enable us to be ‘COVID-19 Secure’ and have undertaken a risk assessment to ensure we have both identified the necessary controls and put them in place, to protect our staff, volunteers and members of the public.
We are very grateful to Affinity Water for their generous support of the Chess Valley Challenge 2019 and are delighted that they are continuing to support this event in 2020.