It’s a dog’s life on the Chilterns Three Peaks Challenge

Jack, a Shih Tzu X Pug, helps publicise the 3 Peaks Challenge for Rennie Grove Hospice
Jack, a Shih Tzu X Pug, helps publicise the 3 Peaks Challenge for Rennie Grove Hospice

A hospice is calling on dog walkers to take part in a charity challenge in the Chilterns.

The Chilterns Three Peaks Challenge – raising funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care – attracts around 100 dogs and their owners each year, as well as hundreds more walking without a furry, four-legged friend.

Back for its fifth year, the organisers hope the 2013 event along the Ridgeway Trail will continue in the same vein.

Fundraising events manager for Rennie Grove, Ruth Barber, said: “It’s great to see dogs of all shapes and sizes taking part with their owners.

“It adds to the atmosphere on the day and it means that whole families can come out and enjoy the beautiful Chilterns countryside without worrying about the dog – because he can be there with them enjoying it in his own way!”

The Chilterns Three Peaks Challenge offers three routes: five miles, taking in the first two peaks of Whiteleaf Cross and Coombe Hill; nine miles, tackling all three peaks, including Ivinghoe Beacon, but with a bus journey from Wendover to Tring to begin the final ascent; and 18 miles, covering the whole distance between and up all three peaks.

Ruth adds: “The route options mean there’s something for every walker – whether two or four-legged!

“Dogs are also welcome on the Arriva buses which have been kindly donated, along with volunteer drivers, to transport walkers from their chosen route’s finish back to their cars in Princes Risborough.”

Register online now or call 01442 820739.