Chess Valley Challenge
The Chess Valley Challenge was postponed from the planned date in June and we're hoping to run it again on Saturday 24th October - the Last Day of Summer!
Watch this space for confirmation of the date and booking!
Challenge yourself, friends and family to walk the 10 mile Chess Valley Way and raise funds for the Trust on this sponsored walking event.
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 water bottle, a Chilterns AONB Chilterns Pass and lots more goodies from our partner organisations.
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.
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, participants will receive a branded water bottle, a Chilterns AONB Chilterns Pass 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 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. Have a look at our interactive route map here.
Children £5 (under 16s)
Team £50 (6 adults)
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 October. 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 (approx £1.60 per person).
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.