The 2018 Cheviots Challenge details are limited, with brief details availble when application is made online.
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. However, the organisers are not that ruthless, so this page contains clues listing some of the places participants may 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.
If you have not participated in an event like this you may need to consult your GP as to your suitablity in participation.
Before you enter it is a a good idea to read the Terms and Conditions
It is essential that all participants are competent in the use of a
map and compass
, even in poor visibility.
So here could be your choices, not necessarily the route you will take on the day, however it will give you an idea of what to expect.
The "Terry Lynn
" long route will be about 22 miles and entails about 4000ft of climbing. Starting from
you will visit:-
Kidlandlee Dean ( see below ) and
( Read more.
or download )
The "Eileen Lynn
" short routeis about 16 miles and over 2500 feet of climbing. Starting from Alwinton you will visit:-
Look out for some ruins of
Wholehope Youth Hostel
( A short history
). Continue walking through
along the side of
Kidlandlee Dean, passing Kidlandlee farm and along
On the day of the event, you will receive a route card and a photocopied map ( probably black and white ) giving 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.