Essential Kit List

The following map is required:

OS Explorer Map 181 - Chiltern Hills North


All participants must wear walking boots or robust shoes (no trainers). Participants will not be permitted to walk if they are not wearing walking boots or robust shoes.


All walkers must wear or carry:

  • Suitable clothing for weather conditions (no denim clothing) which must include each of the following items:
  • Waterproof jacket with hood and waterproof over-trousers
  • Jumper or fleece
  • Walking boots or robust shoes with a gripped sole (no trainers)
  • Hi-vis jacket (with or without sleeves)
  • Identification wristband and orange tracker band (issued to each participant when teams register)
  • Day sack containing:
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Water in a suitable container
  • Emergency rations
  • Mug

All teams must carry:

  • Two OS maps of the area (see top of page). Maps must either be waterproof or in a map case.
  • Two compasses (Silva or similar)
  • Compact basic first aid kit
  • Small wind-up or battery operated torch with spare batteries
  • Watch
  • At least one mobile phone which must be fully charged at the start of the event and must be switched on throughout the event. The mobile phone number must be given to the member of staff at registration

Suggested items you may also need for the day:

  • Wash kit to freshen up
  • Change of clothes
  • Change of footwear. Please note that the walking boots / shoes you use for the event will be taken from you at the Finish Control on returning to the finish and placed in a bin bag with your team number, it can be collected when you leave. This policy allows us to keep the accommodation as free of mud as possible

This Chiltern 20 & Southern 50 weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget