S50 Challenge

11th February 2017

Each team must comprise of between 3 - 5 participants, all of whom must be members of The Scout Association or GirlGuiding UK.

There are THREE routes, 50 miles and 50km open to all and a 30km route for  Explorer Scouts only. The event is a test of good orienteering skills as well as physical ability and teamwork.

The route will not be disclosed until the day of the event. All teams therefore start with exactly the same chance of winning a trophy.

C20 Challenge

15th October 2016

The Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike is open to all members of The Scout Association who are in the Scout Troop Section born after 15th April 2002.

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

The team composition is very flexible. Teams can comprise three, four or five Scouts with or without an accompanying Leader.


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14th February 2017

Southern 50 Challenge - Results & Reports

The Results and Report for the 2017 Southern 50 Challenge are now available to view or download. 

Congratulations to all our competitors and a massive thank you to the team of helpers which without the event would never happen.

Did you leave anything behind see lost property.

Other reports, photos and video from the event will appear soon, check out our Facebook page for photos and comments on this years event from all of you. Relive the whole event as it happened on Twitter, with photos and tweets.


10th February 2017

Southern 50 Challenge - Not Long Now

After months of preparation by the organisers and endless training walks by the teams its almost time for the big event.

I hope you are all prepared for the weekend be you a walker or a marshal. Its no secret that the current forecast shows that there will be light snow through Friday evening into Saturday morning. The current thick cloud cover in the Chilterns should keep the temperature just above freezing..
As for any challenge like this the key is to be prepared for the weather conditions you will be walking in. Weather in the British hills is very changeable so make sure you have adequate layers from base through to shell. Hat and gloves they are in your kit list wear them, a hat will stop lots of heat escaping through your head, bald or otherwise.
We will be keeping a watchful eye on the weather and road conditions and will update you if necessary.
We look forward to seeing you all at Tring School later today for what looks to be another fantastic Southern 50 Challenge. #Southern50

4th February 2017

Southern 50 Challenge - Team Start Times

The Team Start Times are now available and have been sent out to all teams. The number of teams we can accept on the Southern 50 Challenge is largely limited by the accommodation available at the school. We set the limit at one hundred teams, with an average of four and a half walkers per team. (This has been the average over the past few years.) Teams this year are generally smaller, so we have been able to accept more teams whilst not exceeding the maximum number of walkers. The total number of teams entered this year is one hundred and twelve and they were all complete and had paid by the closing date.

Please read all event details carefully, there are changes to the rules and kit list make sure that all your team members read. You can also view and print the Joining and Walk instructions.

The routes in the Chilterns are still quite muddy as you would expect given the rain we have had. A piece of kit that you should consider is gaiters which are great for keeping the mud and water out of your boots.

This Tring weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget