The 2019 Cheviots Challenge details of the route will be given on the day. For 2019 the organisers are not releasing details of places you will visit. This is a change from previous years and a return to original concepts.
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 this and may still be the case.
If you have not participated in an event like this you may need to consult your GP as to your suitablity in participation.
It is also recommended that you participate in shorter walks in the area, so that you understand the nature of what you can expect on the actual day.
Before you enter it is a a good idea to read the Terms and Conditions and postal Application.
It is essential that all participants are competent in the use of a
map and compass, even in poor visibility.
The use of GPS devices may be discouraged.
So here are your choices:-
The long route will be about 22 miles and entails about 4000ft of climbing.
The short route is about 16 miles and over 2500 feet of climbing.
Full details of both routes will be given on the day.
On the day of the event, you will receive details of the routes. Once you have received this information you are well advised to spend some time planning on to your own OS map of the area.