The annual Cheltenham's Three Peaks Challenge, is back! Saturday 25 June 2022.
This one day 30km trek across Cleeve Hill, Leckhampton Hill and Crickley Hill is organised by and in aid of - St Vincent's and St George's Association, a Gloucestershire based charity with a long established history of providing care and support services to vulnerable adults. The charity are focused on tackling isolation and increasing independence, and make it their mission to provide the care people need to live the life they want, regardless of their disability.
Cheltenham's Three Peaks Challenge started in 2018, with just 40 walkers (mostly members of staff) tackling a route which covered Crickley, Leckhampton and Cleeve Hills. Following their positive feedback, the charity decided to open the challenge up to others, by introducing a self-guided option in 2019. Since then, the event has grown and grown. Despite the challenges they have faced with COVID19 over the last two years, in 2021 over 490 walkers took part, raising an incredible £13,542.88! Once again the team have spent the last few months working hard to ensure their 2022 event is enjoyed by all walkers.
What can you expect from Cheltenham's Three Peaks Challenge 2022?
- An ordnance survey link which will show you the fully recced 22 mile route
- A3 map/ route outline, instructions and emergency contact details.
- Along the route there will be markers to guide you, and checkpoint volunteers will be able to point you in the right direction.
- Five checkpoints to provide you with the opportunity to fill up water bottles and use the loo
Cheltenham's Three Peaks Challenge 2022 route
Cheltenham's Three Peaks Challenge is a 22mile route, starting at the Phoenix Centre (Portland Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2NW) and following a loop which hits Circkley, Leckhampton and Cleeve hill before returning back to Phoenix.
The route consists of some 'urban' walking through the town, before reaching the countryside - chunks of the walk take part in wooded areas, large open spaces, fields and nature reserves mostly touching the Cotswold Way, public footpaths and some private land, but some stretches of the route will consist of walking on or crossing roads!
Checkpoints will be located near to / at:
Phoenix, 86-90 Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2NW - all walkers start here
Crickley Hill, Birdlip, Gloucester GL4 8JY
Leckhampton Hartley Ln, Shurdington, Cheltenham, GL53 9QJ
Lineover Woods, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL54 4HG (Sian and The Coffee Cube will be stationed here selling hot drinks and freshly baked treats!)
Cleeve Southam, Cheltenham GL54 4EU
How do you sign up for Cheltenham's Three Peaks Challenge 2022?
Sign up via Eventbrite. The event cost between £7 - £30. An early bird offer applies until 31 January 2022. In return for a secured place on the event you are asked to raise an additional £50 in sponsorship, to the best of your ability.
Cheltenham's Three Peaks Challenge is such an achievement, why not shout about it? On Saturday 25th June, you are signing up to climb hills, to help those who conquer mountains everyday. The charity ask that you aim to raise £50 for St Vincent's and St George's Association.
For full details click here for the downloadable guide.
For more events in Cheltenham in 2022 check out - Cheltenham 2022 Events Guide
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