Chiltern 20

Date: 14th October 2023 Location: TBA (somewhere in the Chilterns) Sections: Scouts

Entries are now open until 10pm on 30th September – click here

The Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike is a tough walk in the Chiltern Hills, organised for Scouts in Greater London North. Scouts from other Counties are warmly invited to participate.

The event is a test of physical ability as well as good orienteering.

Please ensure that each member of the team along with any accompanying adults reads this guide and understands the rules of the event.

This year’s Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike will be on Saturday 14th October 2023.  Once again, we are managing four events:

  • A Senior event of about 18.5kms where teams of 3 – 5 members participate without being accompanied by an adult;
  • A Senior event of about 18.5kms where teams of 3 – 5 members are accompanied by one or two adults;
  • A Junior event for younger and/or inexperienced participants of about 13.5kms where teams of 3 – 5 members are accompanied by one or two adults;
  • A Sunday event on 15th October, for any team which is unable to attend on the Saturday due to work or religious reasons, where teams can choose one of several pre-selected routes.

At this time, the event website is not available to support this event.  Please email for full details.

The new online entry database run by Results Base is now open to register teams and will stay open until 10pm on 30th September.

The County Activities Team will once again be running a series of free practical workshops to help teams to improve their navigation skills.  These are for participants and adult leaders.  Bring waterproofs, outdoor clothes, outdoor footwear, snacks, drinks and a compass:

All adults accompanying a team must be current members of The Scout Association and have a valid DBS certificate on the day of the event and must supply their membership number when teams are registered. Any adult walking with a team is honour bound not to take the lead. This role is purely to ensure the safety of the young people.

Each team must comprise between three and five Scouts. A team may be accompanied by one or two adults if the Team Manager decides this would be a safer option for the team.

Look up your local Scout Group, because you’ve got a safe, practical community who will encourage and support you.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls