Calling all canines – are you barking mad enough to take on the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge?
Last year around 100 four-legged friends joined their owners to tackle the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge to help raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.
Back for its sixth year, organisers of the fundraiser for the Tring and St Albans based charity hope the 2014 event will have even more entrants.
Rennie Grove fundraising events manager Ruth Proudfoot 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 3 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 said: “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 for the day, along with volunteer drivers, to transport walkers from their chosen route’s finish back to their cars in Princes Risborough.
“In fact, rather than asking your friends and family to sponsor you to complete the walk, you could even ask them to sponsor the dog instead and set up a special Just Giving page!”