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OVERVIEW

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ITINERARY

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Everything you need to know

This page provides you with a variety of information about the challenge that you might find useful.

Why book with Charity Challenge?

Difficulty

Challenge Timings

Getting There

Clothing & Equipment

Training

Terrain

Food & Drink

Toilets

Safety

Accommodation

Group Management

What peaks will be 'summited' on this challenge?

Why book with Charity Challenge?

  • The very best Mountain Leaders, who are fully qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun. They will do everything to help you complete the challenge and have a great time doing it.
  • Fully supported walking challenge. Checkpoints, walking leaders and support vehicle.
  • The very highest quality London Peaks challenge on the market!

Why book with Charity Challenge?

  • The very best Mountain Leaders, who are fully qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and fun. They will do everything to help you complete the challenge and have a great time doing it.
  • Fully supported walking challenge. Checkpoints, walking leaders and support vehicle.
  • The very highest quality London Peaks challenge on the market!

Difficulty

The London Peaks Challenge is graded as tough. This is the perfect challenge for participants who are of an adventurous spirit and an open mind, who have taken part in other trekking challenges and now wish to test themselves in a slightly more extreme environment. You can tell your supporters that on your London Peaks  Challenge you will be:

  • Covering a marathon distance of 42km.
  • Taking on varied terrain, from footpaths to urban roads.
  • Ascending over 600m across the whole route.

Difficulty

The London Peaks Challenge is graded as tough. This is the perfect challenge for participants who are of an adventurous spirit and an open mind, who have taken part in other trekking challenges and now wish to test themselves in a slightly more extreme environment. You can tell your supporters that on your London Peaks  Challenge you will be:

  • Covering a marathon distance of 42km.
  • Taking on varied terrain, from footpaths to urban roads.
  • Ascending over 600m across the whole route.

Challenge Timings

Please note that Final Details regarding the precise challenge timings will be sent to you 1 month prior to the event.

You will need to arrive at the registration point for 6.30am for a safety briefing and a 7am start.

We expect the challenge to take between 10-12 hours to complete, and we aim to have everyone finished by 7pm.

Please note that due to the nature of this challenge, changes may happen that delay the finish time so please make flexible travel plans.

Challenge Timings

Please note that Final Details regarding the precise challenge timings will be sent to you 1 month prior to the event.

You will need to arrive at the registration point for 6.30am for a safety briefing and a 7am start.

We expect the challenge to take between 10-12 hours to complete, and we aim to have everyone finished by 7pm.

Please note that due to the nature of this challenge, changes may happen that delay the finish time so please make flexible travel plans.

Getting There

Our trek begins from a pub in Rickmansworth (details confirmed nearer to the challenge).

By car:

There is parking at the pub, although lift sharing to save on parking space is suggested.

By train:

The nearest train station is Rickmansworth Railway Station. (2.3 miles from the start point.)

By London Underground:

The nearest London Underground stops are:

Rickmansworth on the Metropolitan line. (2.3 miles from the start point.)

Moor Park on the Metropolitan line (2.9 miles from the start point.)

Getting There

Our trek begins from a pub in Rickmansworth (details confirmed nearer to the challenge).

By car:

There is parking at the pub, although lift sharing to save on parking space is suggested.

By train:

The nearest train station is Rickmansworth Railway Station. (2.3 miles from the start point.)

By London Underground:

The nearest London Underground stops are:

Rickmansworth on the Metropolitan line. (2.3 miles from the start point.)

Moor Park on the Metropolitan line (2.9 miles from the start point.)

Clothing & Equipment

Equipment of good quality and durability could make the difference between a fantastic challenge experience and an uncomfortable one. For this challenge, waterproof and well-worn in boots or walking shoes will be indispensable. The terrain is uneven and can be very rough, so it is vital that you use boots or walking shoes with good grip. Sports trainers are not suitable.

A full kit list for this challenge can be found on the website.

Once you book you will have access to kit discounts with our partners The Outdoor Shop, Outdoor Hire and Cotswold Outdoor.

Clothing & Equipment

Equipment of good quality and durability could make the difference between a fantastic challenge experience and an uncomfortable one. For this challenge, waterproof and well-worn in boots or walking shoes will be indispensable. The terrain is uneven and can be very rough, so it is vital that you use boots or walking shoes with good grip. Sports trainers are not suitable.

A full kit list for this challenge can be found on the website.

Once you book you will have access to kit discounts with our partners The Outdoor Shop, Outdoor Hire and Cotswold Outdoor.

Training

The London Peaks Challenge is a long, sustained event of up to 12 hours and covering varied terrain. Therefore it requires a good level of fitness. The ideal training for this challenge is, naturally, walking along similar terrain. However, if you do not have the luxury of living near the great outdoors, then the gym or walking in your local area are good places to start. Most training should be part of an ongoing lifestyle, but if this is not the case then you should begin training 4-6 months prior to the challenge and gradually build up. Remember to use the clothes, equipment and especially the shoes that you will be wearing on the challenge in order to get them worn in.

The more you exercise before the challenge, the more you will get out of it. Also see your Charity Challenge Fitness Training notes.

Training

The London Peaks Challenge is a long, sustained event of up to 12 hours and covering varied terrain. Therefore it requires a good level of fitness. The ideal training for this challenge is, naturally, walking along similar terrain. However, if you do not have the luxury of living near the great outdoors, then the gym or walking in your local area are good places to start. Most training should be part of an ongoing lifestyle, but if this is not the case then you should begin training 4-6 months prior to the challenge and gradually build up. Remember to use the clothes, equipment and especially the shoes that you will be wearing on the challenge in order to get them worn in.

The more you exercise before the challenge, the more you will get out of it. Also see your Charity Challenge Fitness Training notes.

Terrain

Despite its location in London, the difficulty of this trek should not be underestimated as it includes one long day of hiking, over varied terrain. The route is on good paths and roads, but it's the variation of terrain that makes this challenge a unique and fun experience.

Terrain

Despite its location in London, the difficulty of this trek should not be underestimated as it includes one long day of hiking, over varied terrain. The route is on good paths and roads, but it's the variation of terrain that makes this challenge a unique and fun experience.

Food & Drink

A packed lunch will be available to you during the day.

At each checkpoint (approx every 2 hours) there will be water and checkpoint snacks available.

We would advise that everyone also bring some of there own snacks to keep them going during the day. 

Food & Drink

A packed lunch will be available to you during the day.

At each checkpoint (approx every 2 hours) there will be water and checkpoint snacks available.

We would advise that everyone also bring some of there own snacks to keep them going during the day. 

Toilets

There will be toilets available throughout the challenge.

Getting Home From the Finish

The finish of the challenge is at a pub near to Cockfosters tube station.

From here it is either a short walk to the tube station, or if you need to return to the start point to collect a vehilce then you will be able to combine with your fellow trekkers to share a taxi.

No transfer back to the start point is provided by Charity Challenge.

Toilets

There will be toilets available throughout the challenge.

Getting Home From the Finish

The finish of the challenge is at a pub near to Cockfosters tube station.

From here it is either a short walk to the tube station, or if you need to return to the start point to collect a vehilce then you will be able to combine with your fellow trekkers to share a taxi.

No transfer back to the start point is provided by Charity Challenge.

Safety

Charity Challenge considers the safety of all of our participants and staff to be a top priority, and as such we have set up Challenge Safe, one of the most advanced and thorough safety management systems in the industry. Challenge Safe formalises our ethos when it comes to safety, and brings together the procedures and risk management strategies that we use to audit all aspects of our challenges, from vehicles to accommodation to the challenge activity itself. Your welfare is absolutely paramount!

Here are a couple of important points that you should be aware of:

The terrain on the challenge is often muddy and in wet conditions can be extremely slippery. Please make sure that your shoes have good grip. Trainers are not appropriate as they lack grip.
The weather can change in the course of the day. Please make sure you carry an additional warm layer, waterproof jacket.
This event includes short sections along busy urban roads. Please take care along these sections and keep to the sides of the roads in single file.
This is a long distance, endurance event. Ensure that you eat lots throughout the day and keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of fluids.

Safety

Charity Challenge considers the safety of all of our participants and staff to be a top priority, and as such we have set up Challenge Safe, one of the most advanced and thorough safety management systems in the industry. Challenge Safe formalises our ethos when it comes to safety, and brings together the procedures and risk management strategies that we use to audit all aspects of our challenges, from vehicles to accommodation to the challenge activity itself. Your welfare is absolutely paramount!

Here are a couple of important points that you should be aware of:

The terrain on the challenge is often muddy and in wet conditions can be extremely slippery. Please make sure that your shoes have good grip. Trainers are not appropriate as they lack grip.
The weather can change in the course of the day. Please make sure you carry an additional warm layer, waterproof jacket.
This event includes short sections along busy urban roads. Please take care along these sections and keep to the sides of the roads in single file.
This is a long distance, endurance event. Ensure that you eat lots throughout the day and keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of fluids.

Accommodation

No accommodation is provided for this challenge.

Accommodation

No accommodation is provided for this challenge.

Group Management

This challenge is designed and run as a team event and we encourage everyone taking part to support each other throughout the trek. This challenge is not designed as a race for individuals.

You will be accompanied throughout the day by our fully qualified challenge walking leaders. They are there for your safety and to ensure the smooth running of the event.

We intend to keep the entire group together as much as possible. However, if it becomes necessary to split the group into smaller teams then the leaders will facilitate this.

The route will not be marked by event arrows.

A support vehicle will be available throughout the day to support anyone who requires it.

Group Management

This challenge is designed and run as a team event and we encourage everyone taking part to support each other throughout the trek. This challenge is not designed as a race for individuals.

You will be accompanied throughout the day by our fully qualified challenge walking leaders. They are there for your safety and to ensure the smooth running of the event.

We intend to keep the entire group together as much as possible. However, if it becomes necessary to split the group into smaller teams then the leaders will facilitate this.

The route will not be marked by event arrows.

A support vehicle will be available throughout the day to support anyone who requires it.

What peaks will be 'summited' on this challenge?

This challenge has been designed to take you to the summit of 10 of North London's highest peaks. Not all of these peaks will be immediately obvious, but your leaders will know exactly where they are and will ensure we get a team photo on each of the peaks!

The 10 peaks that the route will include are as follows:

1. White Hill (100m)
2. Pinner Hill (130m)
3. Harrow Weald Common (131m)
4. Stanmore Hill (151m)
5. Deacons Hill (135m)
6. Furze Hill (135m)
7. Mill Hill (111m)
8. Mount Moat (145m)
9. Arkley (147m)
10. Bournwell Hill (129m)

What peaks will be 'summited' on this challenge?

This challenge has been designed to take you to the summit of 10 of North London's highest peaks. Not all of these peaks will be immediately obvious, but your leaders will know exactly where they are and will ensure we get a team photo on each of the peaks!

The 10 peaks that the route will include are as follows:

1. White Hill (100m)
2. Pinner Hill (130m)
3. Harrow Weald Common (131m)
4. Stanmore Hill (151m)
5. Deacons Hill (135m)
6. Furze Hill (135m)
7. Mill Hill (111m)
8. Mount Moat (145m)
9. Arkley (147m)
10. Bournwell Hill (129m)

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