The history of our challenge walks in words and pictures
Up to date financial details and other information about our fundraising activities
Annual financial details of the totals raised from our Walkers and Corporate Sponsors
Information about The Three Peaks Challenge Walk and the surrounding countryside
Information about The Chatsworth Challenge Walk, and the Chatsworth area.
Preparation, Hints & Tips
Handy tips and sound advice for tackling those demanding challenge walks
Some interesting features associated with our walks
Information about us and why we raise the sponsored funds
All the other bits we couldn’t fit in anywhere else
Celebrating 10 Years of Sponsored Fundraising
2003 to 2013
chatsworthchallenge.com and threepeakschallenge.com are organisers of sponsored challenge walks to raise money for the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund in support of nominated charities to fund cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
The Chatsworth Challenge Walk : Baslow
The Chatsworth Challenge Walk takes place around the beautiful countryside of the Chatsworth Estate in the peak district of Derbyshire.
The Chatsworth Challenge has an exciting and different perspective in that it encompasses two circular walks in one! Both walks start and finish on the village green in Baslow in Derbyshire which is our starting point, and also final checkpoint for the event. Although there is no set route for this event the format is similar in that two walks are available, and participants can choose to do either of the distances.
The main longer walk is generally a distance of around 22 miles and is for the strong willed and determined walkers who relish a tough test. The shorter second walk is around the 8 or 9 mile mark, and provides an event for those who feel comfortable with a less arduous walk. This twin distance provides a format for all walkers who wish to participate in the day and allows friends and families to join in the event and do the respective walk which they feel is appropriate to their own personal ‘challenge’.
The walks are generally organised so that the shorter route follows the longer walk over the last few miles, and the start times of each walk are arranged so that all walkers who complete their event in an average time arrive at the finish at roughly the same time.
Once over the ‘finishing line’ all walkers are then generally eager to enjoy a drink together at the end of the day in the local pub.
Baslow - start and finish point for the ‘Chatsworth Walk’. Set your SatNav guidance to postcode DE45 1SR
Text : Philip Lynskey
Images : Gerard Mitchell : Stella Mitchell : Ann Mitchell : John Brady
threepeakschallenge.com are organisers of fund raising challenge walks in support of the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund to raise monies for nominated charities in support of cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
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Some of the scenes from the Chatsworth Challenge walk taken from previous year’s walks.
The Devonshire Arms is a family run hotel and inn, very close to Chatsworth park, in the village of Baslow. Situated next to the Village Green, and only a few yards from our start and finish points, it provides a perfect last stop at the end of the day for our thirsty walkers.