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Cheviots Challenge 2016
The ethos of the Cheviots Challenge is to give participants a challenge. The initial principle was, and has always been, not to release the exact routes until the day of the event. This is quite unique amongst events such as ours and may still be the case. However, we are not that ruthless, so the entry page contains ( and below ) clues listing some of the places participants will visit. With a little forward planning, participants could work out where each route may go and therefore be in a position to decide which route ( long or short walk ) is better suited to their ability.

Furthermore, if you have not participated in an event like this you may need to consult your GP as to your suitablity in participation. See our Terms and Conditions for further information.

It is essential that all participants are competent in the use of a map and compass, even in poor visibility. So here are your choices, which will give you an idea of what your challenge might be.

The "Terry Lynn" long route will be about 23 miles and entails about 4000ft of climbing. Starting from Alwinton you will visit:- Cushat Law, Cairn Hill,
Windy Gyle, Nettlehope Hill, down Clennell Street ( Read more. Download ) returning to Alwinton.

The "Eileen Lynn" short routeis about 18 miles and over 3000 feet of climbing. Starting from Alwinton you will visit:- Cushat Law, Salters Road, Nettlehope Hill, down Clennell Street, returning to Alwinton.

On the day of the event, you will receive a route card and a photocopied map giving details of the routes. Once you have received this information you are well advised to spend some time planning your route on to your own OS map of the area.
This may well be the route to follow in 2016. If you missed our event in 2015, why not use it to practise for 2016! If you have Memory Map then download either the long or short route file. Right click, "save target as". Here are your GPX files. Long and Short routes
Long Route
Short Route
We know you will have a good day, which ever route you select, and at the end will be delighted with your sense of achievement.
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